Royal Family News: The Queen’s Corgis Have Their Own Menu, Fit For Furry Royalty
British royal family news teases that Queen Elizabeth has had a lifelong love affair with corgis, always having a beloved pup at her side. Dog lovers may be surprised to hear exactly what the queen feeds her dogs, it is not your average kibble!
She was given her first corgi, named Susan, when she was 18. Susan was a lucky girl, she got to go on the queen’s honeymoon with Prince Philip. As one might expected, her dogs are treated like royalty and even have their own menus. Let’s take a look at the curious diets of palace pets.
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Like many fur moms, the Queen has said that her corgis are “her family.” Does that mean they eat what she eats? Former royal chef Darren McGrady spent a decade working at the palace and he dishes on what he was asked to feed the corgis.
“When I worked at the palace,” he said, “we actually had a royal menu for the dogs.” He told HELLO! Online that the dogs had a menu selected just for them. “It would be chosen and sent to us in the kitchen every month by Mrs. Fennick, who took care of all the dogs at Sandringham.”
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He went on to say, “It would list each day what the dogs were to have. One day it would be beef, the next day chicken, the next day lamb, the next day rabbit and it alternated through those days.” Mmm we’re drooling already.
According to McGrady, “The beef would come in, we would cook it, dice it into really fine pieces and then we did same with the chicken. We’d poach them, and again chop them really, really small to make sure there were no bones so the dogs wouldn’t choke.”
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Care Is Taken For The Queen’s Corgis
The chef noted that, “Prince William and Prince Harry used to shoot rabbits on the Windsor Estate, so we’d get the rabbits, they’d have to be cleaned and then cooked. Some days some of the dogs were – shall we say for a better word – a little bunged-up so we’d have to add cabbage on the menu, and then other days we’d actually put rice in there for the other way. It really was a case of following the menu.”
The dogs also ate on a strict schedule. Darren said that each day the Queen’s footman would arrive in the kitchen in the early afternoon, pick up the doggy meals and then carry them upstairs where the dogs noshed. Each dog had his own bowls and the Queen herself would feed her corgis. Who’s a good boy?
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