This is how the Queen reacted to finding a slug in her meal at Buckingham Palace

Hello Magazine - 11-12


In the book,Dinner at Buckingham Palace, Charles shares details of a notebook that is given to the Queen andPrince Philipat each meal, where they can share any feedback on their food including things they may change or would like to try again. "Once, on a torn-off top sheet the footmen found the dead body of a slug. 'I found this in the salad – could you eat it?' the Queen had written on the pad," the royal footman revealed, adding: "Mostly, the book remains blank, as the Queen is not fussy about food. However, when she has a guest to an informal lunch and they reveal definite likes and dislikes – such as an objection to fried potatoes or Brussels sprouts – the Queen will make a discreet note for future reference. This is duly recorded by the kitchen and remembered, should the guest come again."