Everything the Queen eats in a day, according to a royal chef

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Even with a team of the best chefs in the world, she can't go past a classic toasted sammy. Photo credit: Getty.

With secrets of the Royal Family being spilt left and right, finally what I believe to be the most important information is coming out: what the Queen generally eats each day. 

A typical day on a plate for the matriarch of the House of Windsor has been revealed by her former chef, Darren McGrady, in his new book Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen. 

After previously admitting that the Queen hates garlic and won't have it used in the Buckingham Palace kitchen - surely a crime - McGrady has now revealed the Queen's dining preferences and favourite meals. 

As per the Independent, McGrady says Queen Elizabeth II's day on a plate looks like: 

Breakfast: The Queen reportedly kicks things off in a very British fashion: with tea and biscuits, followed by a bowl of cereal. Starting her day with biscuits is a boss move, and one that wouldn't have flown in my house growing up. 

Lunch: She definitely goes a little healthier on the lunch option, moving on to a lunch of grilled fish with wilted spinach or courgettes, or a simple grilled chicken salad, according to McGrady.

Afternoon tea: In another boss move, the Queen reportedly has afternoon tea every day - always scones with jam and clotted cream - and, importantly, she puts the jam on first.

"She'd always have afternoon tea wherever she was in the world. We'd flown out to Australia and were on the Royal Yacht. It was five o'clock in the morning but for the Queen it was five in the afternoon so my first job was making scones," writes McGrady. 

The Independent didn't reveal the Queen's dinner of choice but did provide some of her favourite foods, including potted shrimp on toast - not a particularly popular food in Aotearoa.

Of her favourite brand Morecambe Bay, he says "they're cooked and marinated in this secret spicy butter". 

"The Queen would have them with warm toast, and when you spread them on the warm toast, the butter melts."

Another of her favourites reportedly during his time was a Croque Monsieur sandwich, with melted Gruyère, ham eggs. 

That's right - even with a team of some of the best chefs in the world, you can't beat a toasted cheese and ham sandwich.