First and foremost, Queen Elizabeth II does not consider herself a “foodie”: she eats to live, rather than lives to eat. In a course of a day she typically consumes 4-5 meals and prefers all of her food being sourced from her own estates - her favorite strawberries from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, sweet white peaches from Windsor Castle, salmon caught at either Sandringham or Balmoral. According to her own chefs, if eating alone Her Majesty prefers simplicity: one of her favorite options for lunch or dinner is grilled fish accompanied by vegetables. When in a mood though, The Queen won’t refuse some sweet treat - biscuits, chocolate mousse or fruit scones. And, of course, she won’t be a British queen if she would prefer coffee over tea. The Queen’s preference is a hot pot of freshly brewed Earl Grey or Darjeeling tea - right in the morning and traditionally at 5 o’clock.