Queen Elizabeth II: Royal insiders reveal what monarch really eats Christmas

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QUEEN ELIZABETH and all of the Royal Family enjoy the Christmas celebrations just as much as everyone else, with particular traditions that they follow each year - which includes, to some people's surprise, tucking into some tasty mince pies. Queen Elizabeth’s pastry chef revealed that Her Majesty has a “secret” mince pie recipe to mark the festive time. What is it?

PUBLISHED: 17:58, Wed, Dec 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:11, Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is rumoured to be choosing to retire from her royal duties at the age of 95 and hand over the throne to her son, Prince Charles, shortly after. As the festive season are quickly approaching and soon it will be Christmas, the Queen’s pastry chef revealed that she has a “secret” mince pie recipe. So, could she be taking a step back from royal duties to focus on perfecting her “secret” mince pie recipe?

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The notion that Queen Elizabeth will retire to focus on mince pies seems like a far stretch. However, with 65 years of ruling Britain under her belt, it might very well be something that she will enjoy doing during her new found free time; although imagining the Queen in a frilly apron slaving over the perfect mince pie is hard to invision.

A few years back, the Queen’s favourite mince pie recipe was revealed by her pasty chef.

It comes as no surprise but the Queen indulges in sweet treats just like the rest of the British public and Christmas time is no different.

However, her much-loved mince pie recipe requires something a bit different to your average mince pie making. What is it?

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Queen Elizabeth: Royal insiders reveal what she really eats at ChristmasQueen Elizabeth: Secret Christmas mince pie recipe revealed by royal chef - how to make it (Image: GETTY IMAGES)

Queen Elizabeth: Royal insiders reveal what she really eats at ChristmasQueen Elizabeth enjoys mince pies at Christmas just like everyone else (Image: ROYALUK)

It has previously been revealed that the recipe for the Queen’s mince pies requires months of preparation before being found on a plate in front of the queen.

In 2017 the Royal Family revealed in a post on their website: “Everything from the mincemeat to the pastry is handmade by the small team in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace. The mincemeat is made months in advance and stored in the pantry.”

However, bakers can still make the recipe without dedicating so much time.

Here’s how to make the Queen’s favourite mince pies:

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