When it comes to the Royal family, they're like most parents with the choice of food they give their children.
- Princess Anne used to feed her children Zara and Peter pies and choc ices for dinner as it's revealed what she would serve dinner guests.
- The choice of dishes seem quite unusual for someone in the Royal family but it goes to show no matter how royal they are, they are likely to buy types of food that would be found in the average kitchen.
- It comes after the favourite foods of Prince George and Charlotte compared to what their young royal relatives like to eat were revealed.
Princess Anne was partial to serving up pies and choc ices to dinner guests, it's been revealed.
According to a background piece on the Princess Royal on MailOnline, the Princess serves her dinner guests pork pies or ‘anything by Fray Bentos’, along with boiled potatoes and either peas or green beans, whichever she can defrost quickest. She used to serve starters, too, but now regards them as a waste of time. She explained, ‘After all, one wants everyone out of the house by 9.15pm at the latest. For pudding, I pass them a choc ice to eat in the car.’
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And if you're wondering why, it's apparently because she distrusts fancy talk and fancy food.
Among those famous faces who have regularly dined are Alan Titchmarsh, Sir Bernard Ingham, Ann Widdecombe and Geoffrey Boycott.
It's also been revealed that to celebrate turning 70 next month, the Princess Royal is expected to celebrate the milestone birthday with a glass of barley water and a modest cake from the Mr Kipling range.
But will there be candles on the cake on August 15? Princess Anne once said, 'I can never see the point of candles. Why bother lighting them if you’re just going to blow them out?’
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Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)
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