Former Royal Chef Revealed Secrets of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace

A former royal chef has given insight into the royal family, including why the Queen has always looked to Windsor Castle as home, and how proud Diana would be of William and Harry’s sons. Darren McGrady spent 11 years cooking for the Queen, working at Buckingham Palace and Balmoral before moving to Kensington Palace, where he cooked for Princess Diana, William and Harry for several years.

talking to coffee friend In an exclusive interview, Chef McGrady explained why the Queen prefers Windsor to Buckingham, and revealed the secrets of two of Windsor Castle’s kitchens.

She said: “It is no surprise that the Queen has moved to Windsor, she has never really liked the castle, it has always been the office of the Queen. The Queen would always make the detour to Windsor Castle, she would like to come back there.” Can’t wait. She loves it there, so it’s no surprise she’s moved in there permanently.

“There are two kitchens, the main kitchen and the smaller kitchen and the smaller kitchen small enough to take care of the queen and one or two guests. There will always be a senior cook, a junior cook, and about 30 employees who will go to Windsor for the weekend. We worked in the small kitchen, it’s very different, a lot more relaxed.

“The queen can go out, walk the dogs, go outside and watch the horses in the back garden. For the Queen, it has always been dogs and horses first. This is his passion, this is his hobby. And why shouldn’t he enjoy it at the age of 96. Let Charles and William take on some other engagements, he just needs to spend time with the horses and dogs every day now. His family is also in Windsor.”

But Chef Grady said there are occasions at Buckingham Palace that the Queen enjoys, adding: “We did five garden parties a year for about 6000 people – I think hosting garden parties for the Queen is really good. Importantly, the people invited are more often than not the charity and she wants to meet them and thank them.

“I always thought it was fun, every garden party was like a challenge for the queen. The doors would open, people would go out into the garden and start eating and drinking, and then when the queen came out on the stairs, So they would play the national anthem and they would form a maze of lines all the way.The garden right in front of the royal tea tent in the corner and the queen had to descend those stairs to Buckingham Palace and make her way to the royal tea tent where She could have a nice tea at the end.”

Turning to future generations, Chef Grady said: “William has always known he was going to be king over Harry one day, William the heir, Harry the extra. Princess Diana must have been thrilled to pieces now that both boys Happy, they have found a partner and are happy in their relationships because apparently he didn’t and went through divorce and separation, and, of course, the children, the families that the two have raised.

“If Diana were alive today, she would hug those girls” [Kate and Meghan], I just see him hugging Charlotte. I think William would be very proud of the way he has performed these royal duties. Watching the Queen step back at 96 – if she can get out there, she wants to, but she can’t physically do everything now – and the Prince of Meczyki and William and Kate step up and more , it shows that the emperor is here for a long time to come.

“I know it sounds dramatic to say, but the way Princess Diana was bringing up children into the next century—she was able to say, ‘I know they’re royal kids, but they’re also normal kids. ‘ It was not a matter of getting dinner ready or being seated at the table and served formally by butlers.

“Saturday nights, you’ll see Diana having dinner with her boys in front of the TV, it just made everything so normal. Nanny always suggested that the boys have roast chicken, green vegetables and healthy food, But on Saturday night the boys could have pizza, the boys could have hamburger and fried chicken, and things like that. It was a special feast. It was Diana’s way of showing them, you’re kids too, and we Let’s see a lot with Kate now too.”

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