King Charles’ favourite takeaway could not be more different from Queen Camilla’s choice when it comes to ordering in. The royal couple has very different tastes in fast food, but both are equally delicious. As the King of England, Charles is used to fine dining with world leaders and canapes at royal bashes.
But when King Charles decides what to eat, an ideal choice will always be pizza. The monarch outlined his favourite pizza topping after a visit to St Boswell’s in 2019.
King Charles loves a Margherita pizza
While on the visit, he was given a Margherita pizza from Hunters Stables restaurant’s chef Erminio Di Meo. Speaking to Press Association at the time, Erminio said: “He was curious, he smiled and I said, ‘It’s a Margherita’.
“I believe the Prince said: ‘It’s my favourite.'” It is not surprising that the royal opts for the simplest choice of pizza, as it is also the healthier option.
King Charles is a huge proponent of healthy eating to support the environment and sustainability. Queen Camilla, on the other hand, has a takeaway choice that could not be more different than the King’s.
King Charles’ favourite takeaway is four times more expensive than Camilla’s
When it comes to a cheap meal, the Queen Consort admitted she likes a humble tin of Heinz Baked Beans, in an interview with You. She then went on to declare her love of fish and chips.
Camilla said: “Freshly cooked fish and chips, wrapped in paper. That smell. You cannot beat proper fish and chips.”
The Queen Consort shared she prefers to stick to classics and family favourites instead of “fussy” or “fiddly” recipes.
In addition, the British staple, baked beans on toast, is so cheap and easy to make. A loaf of wholemeal bread from Waitrose essential items would set royal fans back just 35p, while a tin of single-serve Heinz beans would cost 80p.
This tallies up to a total of £1.15, proving to be an absolute bargain. In comparison, King Charles’ “favourite” comfort food, a Margherita pizza, would cost £4.90 from Waitrose, which is four times the price.
There are some foods Camilla “cannot bear”, with peppers being one of them. She’s not a fan of offal either but will make an exception for “very good liver”.
Describing her ideal “final supper”, Camilla said it would involve her homegrown asparagus “with lots of butter”, maybe in a risotto.
Or she would opt for “dover sole meunière, with ratte potatoes and fresh broad beans and peas” from her garden.
Queen Camilla doesn’t like food that’s too ‘fussy’
King Charles also enjoys the produce from their garden, especially plums. Former royal chef Darren McGrady revealed Charles’ very specific requests when it came to breakfast.
He spoke about how the then-Prince would always request two plums and some juice for his breakfast.
However, Charles would repeatedly just eat one plum and send the other one back to the kitchens.
Darren explained: “One morning I thought, ‘Okay, he only eats one for breakfast,’ so I only put one plum into the bowl and sent it out into the dining room.
“The attending came through and said, ‘Can His Royal Highness have two please?’ So I had to keep sending two in every morning.”
The love of fast-food runs in the Royal Family. During their childhood, Princes William and Harry loved trips to McDonald’s. Their late mother Princess Diana would take her sons to the popular burger joint for lunch.
Former royal chef Darren McGrady said on his YouTube channel: “I remember the Princess came into the kitchen one day and said, ‘Cancel lunch for the boys I’m taking them out, we’re going to McDonald’s’. And I said, ‘Oh my god, Your Royal Highness, I can do that, I can do burgers.’
“And she said, ‘No, it’s the toys they want.’ Yeah, the boys loved McDonald’s, and going out for pizza, and having potato skins-sort of the American foods. They were royal Princes but had children’s palates.”