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Former royal chef reveals the one thing the Queen never travels without

A former royal chef has let slip that Queen Elizabeth has one very important item that she’ll never be caught travelling without. 

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Darren McGrady, who cooked for the royal family for 15 years, revealed that the Queen’s preferred snack is a chocolate biscuit cake, which she likes to keep close at hand at all times.

According to the chef, the Queen is so fond of the cake, that she requests a senior chef to “accompany the dessert on the train” when she is travelling on official duties.

The cake is regularly made at her home in Buckingham Palace, and Her Majesty enjoys a slice every day, according to McGrady.

“Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it’s all gone,” McGrady said.

“She’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake.”

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    October 9, 1989

    Visiting British Queen Elizabeth II (R) chats with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew when he pays a courtesy call on her at the Presidential Palace

    Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

  • 2/30

    June, 1993

    A portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II in an open carriage during Royal Ascot

    Chris Cole/Allsport/Getty Images

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    19 February, 1994

    An Anguillan resident points her camera at Queen Elizabeth II as she greets residents and tourist lined up at a downtown street

    Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

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    March 5, 1997

    Queen Elizabeth with President Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, pose for photographers after being the Queen’s guest at Buckingham Palace

    Johnny Eggitt/AFP/Getty Images

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    November 20, 1997

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in jovial mood after thanking the Dean of Westminster for a special service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, leave the Westminster Abbey

    Gerry Penny/AFP/Getty Images

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    May 13, 1998

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien (2L) inspect the honor guard at Buckingham Palace

    Dylan Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

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    November 7, 1999

    Queen Elizabeth II and Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings walk together upon the Queen’s arrival for a state visit to the former British colony

    Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

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    February 23, 2000

    Queen Elizabeth talks with Princess Anne (right) and Dame Helen Reeves (left), Chief Executive of Victim Support, during a meeting with members of the voluntary sector in the London Marriott Hotel, County Hall

    Adrain Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

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    July 14, 2000

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the Service of the Order of St Michael and St George at St Paul’s Cathedral in London

    Micahel Stephens/AFP/Getty Images

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    October 8, 2001

    Queen Elizabeth II holds a hi-tech baton, designed to relay the Queen’s opening message to the Golden Jubilee Commonwealth Games in Manchester next year, which was presented to her at Buckingham Palace, London

    Fiona Hanson/AFP/Getty Images

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    April 30, 2002

    Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by Speaker of the House Michael Martin (right) through Central Lobby at The Houses of Parliament after making an historic address at the start of her Golden Jubilee celebrations in London

    Adrian Dennis /AFP/Getty Images

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    June 4, 2002

    Queen Elizabeth II waving to the crowd as she rides in the Gold State coach from Buckingham Palace to St Paul’s Cathedral for a service of Thanksgiving to celebrate to her Golden Jubilee

    PA

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    July 6, 2004

    Domenica Lawson (L), god daughter of the late Princess Diana presents a posy to Queen Elizabeth ll and the Duke of Edinburgh (R) after the unveiling ceremony for the Princess Diana memorial fountain in London’s Hyde Park

    Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

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    December 5, 2006

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving The Ritz in Londo

    PA

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    October 21, 2008

    Queen Elizabeth II inspects an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at Brdo castle, some 50 kilometers north of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana

    Hrvoje Polan/AFP/Getty Images

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    October 11, 2010

    Queen Elizabeth II looks at a newly commissioned portrait of herself in The Queen’s Room as she is given a tour of the Cunard’s new cruise-liner Queen Elizabeth II in Southampton Docks in Southampton

    Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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    April 27, 2011

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive to open the Sainsbury Laboratory for Plant Sciences in the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden in Cambridge

    Andrew Winning/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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    July 28, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II visits the Aquatics Centre on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park in London

    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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    November 14, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II meets the crowd after her visit to the Royal Commonwealth Society on in London

    Ian Gavan/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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    December 25, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves St Mary Magdalene Church after attending the traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, near King’s Lynn

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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    June 2, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at The Derby in Epsom

    Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

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    December 18, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves Number 10 Downing Street after attending the Government’s weekly Cabinet meetingon in London

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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    April 29, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Chapel to view the restoration and meet local people involved with the project at the Royal Dockyard Chapel during an official visit in Pembroke Dock

    Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

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    June 16, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth arrives in the royal carriage for day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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    April 5, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor,

    Neil Hall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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    March 26, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles at schoolchildren as she leaves the National Memorial to the Few after opening a new wing in Folkestone

    Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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    April 30, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II reacts after presenting New Colours to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Windsor Castle in London

    Cathal McNaughton/WPA Pool /Getty Images

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    March 8, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she meets people being helped by the Prince’s Trust at the Prince’s Trust Centre in Kennington in London

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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    December 24, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the Regency Room after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London

    Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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    March 14, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives at the annual Commonwealth Day service on Commonwealth Day in Westminster Abbey, London

    Geoff Pugh/WPA Pool/Getty Images

And it isn’t just the Queen who’s a fan. The cake is also a firm favourite of Prince William, who reportedly had the cake recreated at his wedding to Kate Middleton.

Former royal chef Carolyn Robb revealed that she used to make the indulgent pudding for William and his brother Harry when they were just children.

Speaking to You Magazine Robb said: ‘It was a firm favourite in the royal nursery; so much so that, many years later, Prince William chose to have chocolate biscuit cake at his wedding for the groom’s cake.”

Now, how do we get our hands on the recipe?

  • More about:
  • Queen
  • Chocolate

InterNations.org

Former royal chef reveals the one thing the Queen never travels without

A former royal chef has let slip that Queen Elizabeth has one very important item that she’ll never be caught travelling without. 

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Darren McGrady, who cooked for the royal family for 15 years, revealed that the Queen’s preferred snack is a chocolate biscuit cake, which she likes to keep close at hand at all times.

According to the chef, the Queen is so fond of the cake, that she requests a senior chef to “accompany the dessert on the train” when she is travelling on official duties.

The cake is regularly made at her home in Buckingham Palace, and Her Majesty enjoys a slice every day, according to McGrady.

“Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it’s all gone,” McGrady said.

“She’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake.”

  • 1/30

    October 9, 1989

    Visiting British Queen Elizabeth II (R) chats with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew when he pays a courtesy call on her at the Presidential Palace

    Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

  • 2/30

    June, 1993

    A portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II in an open carriage during Royal Ascot

    Chris Cole/Allsport/Getty Images

  • 3/30

    19 February, 1994

    An Anguillan resident points her camera at Queen Elizabeth II as she greets residents and tourist lined up at a downtown street

    Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

  • 4/30

    March 5, 1997

    Queen Elizabeth with President Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, pose for photographers after being the Queen’s guest at Buckingham Palace

    Johnny Eggitt/AFP/Getty Images

  • 5/30

    November 20, 1997

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in jovial mood after thanking the Dean of Westminster for a special service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, leave the Westminster Abbey

    Gerry Penny/AFP/Getty Images

  • 6/30

    May 13, 1998

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien (2L) inspect the honor guard at Buckingham Palace

    Dylan Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

  • 7/30

    November 7, 1999

    Queen Elizabeth II and Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings walk together upon the Queen’s arrival for a state visit to the former British colony

    Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

  • 8/30

    February 23, 2000

    Queen Elizabeth talks with Princess Anne (right) and Dame Helen Reeves (left), Chief Executive of Victim Support, during a meeting with members of the voluntary sector in the London Marriott Hotel, County Hall

    Adrain Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

  • 9/30

    July 14, 2000

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the Service of the Order of St Michael and St George at St Paul’s Cathedral in London

    Micahel Stephens/AFP/Getty Images

  • 10/30

    October 8, 2001

    Queen Elizabeth II holds a hi-tech baton, designed to relay the Queen’s opening message to the Golden Jubilee Commonwealth Games in Manchester next year, which was presented to her at Buckingham Palace, London

    Fiona Hanson/AFP/Getty Images

  • 11/30

    April 30, 2002

    Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by Speaker of the House Michael Martin (right) through Central Lobby at The Houses of Parliament after making an historic address at the start of her Golden Jubilee celebrations in London

    Adrian Dennis /AFP/Getty Images

  • 12/30

    June 4, 2002

    Queen Elizabeth II waving to the crowd as she rides in the Gold State coach from Buckingham Palace to St Paul’s Cathedral for a service of Thanksgiving to celebrate to her Golden Jubilee

    PA

  • 13/30

    July 6, 2004

    Domenica Lawson (L), god daughter of the late Princess Diana presents a posy to Queen Elizabeth ll and the Duke of Edinburgh (R) after the unveiling ceremony for the Princess Diana memorial fountain in London’s Hyde Park

    Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

  • 14/30

    December 5, 2006

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving The Ritz in Londo

    PA

  • 15/30

    October 21, 2008

    Queen Elizabeth II inspects an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at Brdo castle, some 50 kilometers north of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana

    Hrvoje Polan/AFP/Getty Images

  • 16/30

    October 11, 2010

    Queen Elizabeth II looks at a newly commissioned portrait of herself in The Queen’s Room as she is given a tour of the Cunard’s new cruise-liner Queen Elizabeth II in Southampton Docks in Southampton

    Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 17/30

    April 27, 2011

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive to open the Sainsbury Laboratory for Plant Sciences in the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden in Cambridge

    Andrew Winning/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 18/30

    July 28, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II visits the Aquatics Centre on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park in London

    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

  • 19/30

    November 14, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II meets the crowd after her visit to the Royal Commonwealth Society on in London

    Ian Gavan/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 20/30

    December 25, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves St Mary Magdalene Church after attending the traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, near King’s Lynn

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 21/30

    June 2, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at The Derby in Epsom

    Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

  • 22/30

    December 18, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves Number 10 Downing Street after attending the Government’s weekly Cabinet meetingon in London

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 23/30

    April 29, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Chapel to view the restoration and meet local people involved with the project at the Royal Dockyard Chapel during an official visit in Pembroke Dock

    Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

  • 24/30

    June 16, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth arrives in the royal carriage for day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 25/30

    April 5, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor,

    Neil Hall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 26/30

    March 26, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles at schoolchildren as she leaves the National Memorial to the Few after opening a new wing in Folkestone

    Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 27/30

    April 30, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II reacts after presenting New Colours to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Windsor Castle in London

    Cathal McNaughton/WPA Pool /Getty Images

  • 28/30

    March 8, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she meets people being helped by the Prince’s Trust at the Prince’s Trust Centre in Kennington in London

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 29/30

    December 24, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the Regency Room after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London

    Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 30/30

    March 14, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives at the annual Commonwealth Day service on Commonwealth Day in Westminster Abbey, London

    Geoff Pugh/WPA Pool/Getty Images

And it isn’t just the Queen who’s a fan. The cake is also a firm favourite of Prince William, who reportedly had the cake recreated at his wedding to Kate Middleton.

Former royal chef Carolyn Robb revealed that she used to make the indulgent pudding for William and his brother Harry when they were just children.

Speaking to You Magazine Robb said: ‘It was a firm favourite in the royal nursery; so much so that, many years later, Prince William chose to have chocolate biscuit cake at his wedding for the groom’s cake.”

Now, how do we get our hands on the recipe?

  • More about:
  • Queen
  • Chocolate

InterNations.org

Former royal chef reveals the one thing the Queen never travels without

A former royal chef has let slip that Queen Elizabeth has one very important item that she’ll never be caught travelling without. 

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Darren McGrady, who cooked for the royal family for 15 years, revealed that the Queen’s preferred snack is a chocolate biscuit cake, which she likes to keep close at hand at all times.

According to the chef, the Queen is so fond of the cake, that she requests a senior chef to “accompany the dessert on the train” when she is travelling on official duties.

The cake is regularly made at her home in Buckingham Palace, and Her Majesty enjoys a slice every day, according to McGrady.

“Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it’s all gone,” McGrady said.

“She’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake.”

  • 1/30

    October 9, 1989

    Visiting British Queen Elizabeth II (R) chats with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew when he pays a courtesy call on her at the Presidential Palace

    Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

  • 2/30

    June, 1993

    A portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II in an open carriage during Royal Ascot

    Chris Cole/Allsport/Getty Images

  • 3/30

    19 February, 1994

    An Anguillan resident points her camera at Queen Elizabeth II as she greets residents and tourist lined up at a downtown street

    Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

  • 4/30

    March 5, 1997

    Queen Elizabeth with President Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, pose for photographers after being the Queen’s guest at Buckingham Palace

    Johnny Eggitt/AFP/Getty Images

  • 5/30

    November 20, 1997

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in jovial mood after thanking the Dean of Westminster for a special service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, leave the Westminster Abbey

    Gerry Penny/AFP/Getty Images

  • 6/30

    May 13, 1998

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien (2L) inspect the honor guard at Buckingham Palace

    Dylan Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

  • 7/30

    November 7, 1999

    Queen Elizabeth II and Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings walk together upon the Queen’s arrival for a state visit to the former British colony

    Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

  • 8/30

    February 23, 2000

    Queen Elizabeth talks with Princess Anne (right) and Dame Helen Reeves (left), Chief Executive of Victim Support, during a meeting with members of the voluntary sector in the London Marriott Hotel, County Hall

    Adrain Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

  • 9/30

    July 14, 2000

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the Service of the Order of St Michael and St George at St Paul’s Cathedral in London

    Micahel Stephens/AFP/Getty Images

  • 10/30

    October 8, 2001

    Queen Elizabeth II holds a hi-tech baton, designed to relay the Queen’s opening message to the Golden Jubilee Commonwealth Games in Manchester next year, which was presented to her at Buckingham Palace, London

    Fiona Hanson/AFP/Getty Images

  • 11/30

    April 30, 2002

    Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by Speaker of the House Michael Martin (right) through Central Lobby at The Houses of Parliament after making an historic address at the start of her Golden Jubilee celebrations in London

    Adrian Dennis /AFP/Getty Images

  • 12/30

    June 4, 2002

    Queen Elizabeth II waving to the crowd as she rides in the Gold State coach from Buckingham Palace to St Paul’s Cathedral for a service of Thanksgiving to celebrate to her Golden Jubilee

    PA

  • 13/30

    July 6, 2004

    Domenica Lawson (L), god daughter of the late Princess Diana presents a posy to Queen Elizabeth ll and the Duke of Edinburgh (R) after the unveiling ceremony for the Princess Diana memorial fountain in London’s Hyde Park

    Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

  • 14/30

    December 5, 2006

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving The Ritz in Londo

    PA

  • 15/30

    October 21, 2008

    Queen Elizabeth II inspects an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at Brdo castle, some 50 kilometers north of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana

    Hrvoje Polan/AFP/Getty Images

  • 16/30

    October 11, 2010

    Queen Elizabeth II looks at a newly commissioned portrait of herself in The Queen’s Room as she is given a tour of the Cunard’s new cruise-liner Queen Elizabeth II in Southampton Docks in Southampton

    Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 17/30

    April 27, 2011

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive to open the Sainsbury Laboratory for Plant Sciences in the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden in Cambridge

    Andrew Winning/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 18/30

    July 28, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II visits the Aquatics Centre on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park in London

    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

  • 19/30

    November 14, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II meets the crowd after her visit to the Royal Commonwealth Society on in London

    Ian Gavan/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 20/30

    December 25, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves St Mary Magdalene Church after attending the traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, near King’s Lynn

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 21/30

    June 2, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at The Derby in Epsom

    Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

  • 22/30

    December 18, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves Number 10 Downing Street after attending the Government’s weekly Cabinet meetingon in London

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 23/30

    April 29, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Chapel to view the restoration and meet local people involved with the project at the Royal Dockyard Chapel during an official visit in Pembroke Dock

    Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

  • 24/30

    June 16, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth arrives in the royal carriage for day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 25/30

    April 5, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor,

    Neil Hall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 26/30

    March 26, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles at schoolchildren as she leaves the National Memorial to the Few after opening a new wing in Folkestone

    Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 27/30

    April 30, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II reacts after presenting New Colours to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Windsor Castle in London

    Cathal McNaughton/WPA Pool /Getty Images

  • 28/30

    March 8, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she meets people being helped by the Prince’s Trust at the Prince’s Trust Centre in Kennington in London

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 29/30

    December 24, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the Regency Room after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London

    Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 30/30

    March 14, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives at the annual Commonwealth Day service on Commonwealth Day in Westminster Abbey, London

    Geoff Pugh/WPA Pool/Getty Images

And it isn’t just the Queen who’s a fan. The cake is also a firm favourite of Prince William, who reportedly had the cake recreated at his wedding to Kate Middleton.

Former royal chef Carolyn Robb revealed that she used to make the indulgent pudding for William and his brother Harry when they were just children.

Speaking to You Magazine Robb said: ‘It was a firm favourite in the royal nursery; so much so that, many years later, Prince William chose to have chocolate biscuit cake at his wedding for the groom’s cake.”

Now, how do we get our hands on the recipe?

  • More about:
  • Queen
  • Chocolate

InterNations.org

Former royal chef reveals the one thing the Queen never travels without

A former royal chef has let slip that Queen Elizabeth has one very important item that she’ll never be caught travelling without. 

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Darren McGrady, who cooked for the royal family for 15 years, revealed that the Queen’s preferred snack is a chocolate biscuit cake, which she likes to keep close at hand at all times.

According to the chef, the Queen is so fond of the cake, that she requests a senior chef to “accompany the dessert on the train” when she is travelling on official duties.

The cake is regularly made at her home in Buckingham Palace, and Her Majesty enjoys a slice every day, according to McGrady.

“Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it’s all gone,” McGrady said.

“She’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake.”

  • 1/30

    October 9, 1989

    Visiting British Queen Elizabeth II (R) chats with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew when he pays a courtesy call on her at the Presidential Palace

    Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

  • 2/30

    June, 1993

    A portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II in an open carriage during Royal Ascot

    Chris Cole/Allsport/Getty Images

  • 3/30

    19 February, 1994

    An Anguillan resident points her camera at Queen Elizabeth II as she greets residents and tourist lined up at a downtown street

    Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

  • 4/30

    March 5, 1997

    Queen Elizabeth with President Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, pose for photographers after being the Queen’s guest at Buckingham Palace

    Johnny Eggitt/AFP/Getty Images

  • 5/30

    November 20, 1997

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in jovial mood after thanking the Dean of Westminster for a special service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, leave the Westminster Abbey

    Gerry Penny/AFP/Getty Images

  • 6/30

    May 13, 1998

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien (2L) inspect the honor guard at Buckingham Palace

    Dylan Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

  • 7/30

    November 7, 1999

    Queen Elizabeth II and Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings walk together upon the Queen’s arrival for a state visit to the former British colony

    Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

  • 8/30

    February 23, 2000

    Queen Elizabeth talks with Princess Anne (right) and Dame Helen Reeves (left), Chief Executive of Victim Support, during a meeting with members of the voluntary sector in the London Marriott Hotel, County Hall

    Adrain Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

  • 9/30

    July 14, 2000

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the Service of the Order of St Michael and St George at St Paul’s Cathedral in London

    Micahel Stephens/AFP/Getty Images

  • 10/30

    October 8, 2001

    Queen Elizabeth II holds a hi-tech baton, designed to relay the Queen’s opening message to the Golden Jubilee Commonwealth Games in Manchester next year, which was presented to her at Buckingham Palace, London

    Fiona Hanson/AFP/Getty Images

  • 11/30

    April 30, 2002

    Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by Speaker of the House Michael Martin (right) through Central Lobby at The Houses of Parliament after making an historic address at the start of her Golden Jubilee celebrations in London

    Adrian Dennis /AFP/Getty Images

  • 12/30

    June 4, 2002

    Queen Elizabeth II waving to the crowd as she rides in the Gold State coach from Buckingham Palace to St Paul’s Cathedral for a service of Thanksgiving to celebrate to her Golden Jubilee

    PA

  • 13/30

    July 6, 2004

    Domenica Lawson (L), god daughter of the late Princess Diana presents a posy to Queen Elizabeth ll and the Duke of Edinburgh (R) after the unveiling ceremony for the Princess Diana memorial fountain in London’s Hyde Park

    Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

  • 14/30

    December 5, 2006

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving The Ritz in Londo

    PA

  • 15/30

    October 21, 2008

    Queen Elizabeth II inspects an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at Brdo castle, some 50 kilometers north of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana

    Hrvoje Polan/AFP/Getty Images

  • 16/30

    October 11, 2010

    Queen Elizabeth II looks at a newly commissioned portrait of herself in The Queen’s Room as she is given a tour of the Cunard’s new cruise-liner Queen Elizabeth II in Southampton Docks in Southampton

    Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 17/30

    April 27, 2011

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive to open the Sainsbury Laboratory for Plant Sciences in the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden in Cambridge

    Andrew Winning/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 18/30

    July 28, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II visits the Aquatics Centre on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park in London

    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

  • 19/30

    November 14, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II meets the crowd after her visit to the Royal Commonwealth Society on in London

    Ian Gavan/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 20/30

    December 25, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves St Mary Magdalene Church after attending the traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, near King’s Lynn

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 21/30

    June 2, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at The Derby in Epsom

    Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

  • 22/30

    December 18, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves Number 10 Downing Street after attending the Government’s weekly Cabinet meetingon in London

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 23/30

    April 29, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Chapel to view the restoration and meet local people involved with the project at the Royal Dockyard Chapel during an official visit in Pembroke Dock

    Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

  • 24/30

    June 16, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth arrives in the royal carriage for day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • 25/30

    April 5, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II leaves the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor,

    Neil Hall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 26/30

    March 26, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles at schoolchildren as she leaves the National Memorial to the Few after opening a new wing in Folkestone

    Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • 27/30

    April 30, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II reacts after presenting New Colours to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Windsor Castle in London

    Cathal McNaughton/WPA Pool /Getty Images

  • 28/30

    March 8, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she meets people being helped by the Prince’s Trust at the Prince’s Trust Centre in Kennington in London

    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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    December 24, 2016

    Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the Regency Room after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London

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    Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives at the annual Commonwealth Day service on Commonwealth Day in Westminster Abbey, London

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And it isn’t just the Queen who’s a fan. The cake is also a firm favourite of Prince William, who reportedly had the cake recreated at his wedding to Kate Middleton.

Former royal chef Carolyn Robb revealed that she used to make the indulgent pudding for William and his brother Harry when they were just children.

Speaking to You Magazine Robb said: ‘It was a firm favourite in the royal nursery; so much so that, many years later, Prince William chose to have chocolate biscuit cake at his wedding for the groom’s cake.”

Now, how do we get our hands on the recipe?

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