Stacey Leasca
October 13, 2017

The Queen of England may be one of the most relatable women alive.

Sure, she owns all the mute swans in the Thames River and all the whales in the English Channel, and yes, she lives inside Buckingham Palace. But she also has some down-to-earth habits to which we can all relate.

Take, for example, Queen Elizabeth’s breakfast habits, which apparently include pouring herself some cereal from a plain old tupperware container.

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According to former royal chef Darren McGrady, who spoke with Marie Claire about the Queen, her majesty's breakfast was “very simple.” He noted it consisted of “Some Kellogg’s cereal from a plastic container, which she’d serve herself. And some Darjeeling tea.”

And that isn’t the only thing she eats straight from the container. As McGrady added, Queen Elizabeth would often eat her snacks out of tupperware, too.

“People always say, ‘Oh, the Queen must eat off gold plates with gold knives and forks.’ Yes, sometimes,” he said, “but at Balmoral she'd eat fruit from a plastic yellow tupperware container.”

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But the Queen is also still the Queen and would trade in her plastic containers for something a bit fancier for her snacks when she felt like it. As McGrady explained, she would often eat fruit from diamond encrusted plates just because.

“It was a marble dish with three gold horses. The dish was encrusted in diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds,” he said. “Thirty-something years ago it was valued at 500,000 pounds.”

This isn’t the first time McGrady and other royal chefs have spilled the proverbial beans on the royal family’s eating habits. The chefs previously revealed that the Queen refuses to eat garlic, the entire family is banned from eating shellfish, and her majesty refuses to travel without a slice of chocolate cake nearby.

Now if only we could all live like her for a day.

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