Afternoon tea with the Royal Family consists of cakes and scones.
THE ROYAL FAMILY is a major tea drinker, with the Queen having afternoon tea almost every day.
All of the royals, on the other hand, have varied tastes in tea and what they like served with it during afternoon tea.
According to a formal royal butler, Grant Harrold, Queen Elizabeth is served afternoon tea on a daily basis, with her favorite teas being Assam and Earl Grey.
The Queen’s favorite finger sandwiches, according to former royal chef Darren McGrady, are cucumber, egg, and smoked salmon with all the crusts removed.
“Every day, the royal chefs send a complete cake up to Her Majesty for tea,” McGrady previously stated.
“She will occasionally take a slice and then it will vanish from the royal table.”
After Queen Elizabeth has treated herself to a slice, the cake is reportedly handed to the staff for afternoon tea.
“The chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes up to the royal table every day until it is all gone – which sometimes means it follows her to Windsor Castle for the weekend,” Darren explained.
The Duke of Cambridge is a big fan of the decadent recipe, which is why he asked for it at his royal wedding in 2011.
McGrady has also expressed interest in cooking shortbread for the Queen and Prince Philip during their summer visit at Balmoral.
“At Balmoral, I used to bake shortbread at least once a week, and it was always on the afternoon tea menu,” he explained.
“Cornstarch is also used in the royal recipe. Cornstarch softens the shortbread and reduces its sticky content.
“It crumbles instead of cracking and melts in your mouth.”
Camilla prefers traditional British dishes like smoked salmon, potted shrimp, and roast deer sandwiches, which she had at her 2005 royal wedding to Prince Charles.
Scones with clotted cream and jam, fudge, and strawberry tartlets were among the treats enjoyed by the newlyweds.
During afternoon tea, Charles and Camilla enjoy eating Welsh cakes.
When the royal couple visits Wales, they dine at The Village Bakery in Wrexham, where they enjoy Welsh cakes with clotted cream and jam.
In early 2020, when the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Kilcooley Women’s Centre, she revealed how she drinks her tea.
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