Oh, to be a royal! So, apparently the Queen and Prince Philip get a notebook at every meal, where they can send feedback about their food. So you can imagine how the Queen was less than thrilled when she found a slug in one of her meals. She sent the chef a very critical note.
“Once, on a torn-off top sheet the footmen found the dead body of a slug,” Charles recalls in the new documentary by BBC, adding that Her Majesty had written “I found this in the salad—could you eat it?” alongside the deceased critter.
Charles adds that “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.”
Well, we will keep this in mind next time we invite her over for tea!