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The Queen's Diet Is Hardcore & Other Eating Secrets From Kensington Palace Chefs

Christina Marfice

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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

You wish you ate as healthy as the queen

If you're in the British royal family, you got the dolla-dolla bills to eat any decadent food you can even think of. But if you're Queen Elizabeth and you want to be healthy and strong and still ruling well into your 90s, you also probably want to watch what you eat. And boy, does she.

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The queen's former personal chef, Darren McGrady, just dished (haha, pun fully intended) on the royal diet for Delish, and let's just say modern royals don't live on the fancy feasts you see in medieval movies. Instead, they're hella low-carb, because ain't nobody wanna give up the throne because they ate too many cheeseburgers.

"For lunch, it would probably be something like grilled fish with some salad," McGrady said about the strict, healthy diet Queen Elizabeth follows. "She wouldn't have potatoes. Or when she's on her own for lunch, she doesn't have the starch. She just does the protein and the salad."

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Thank God, the queen is human and likes to cheat on her diet a little. McGrady said she loves chocolate cake — and just chocolate in general — which is good because no one can live their best life powered by fish and lettuce, I'm sorry.

According to McGrady, Princess Diana was the healthiest of the royal clan. She ate chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes while religiously avoiding red meat, which is just a sad way to be. She did let William and Harry have sweets now and then, even though the royal nannies hated it, because "the princess just wanted them to be boys." Too sweet.

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