We all have things we can't leave behind when we travel far from home. For some of us it's a comfortable pair of shoes or digital camera. For others it's a favourite snack that may be hard to find anywhere else.
Turns out when it comes to travelling even royals aren't all that different from us.
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Darren McGrady, Queen Elizabeth II's former personal chef revealed some surprising information about a snack Her Majesty can't be without: Chocolate biscuit cake.
The cake is a regular feature on the Buckingham Palace menu and the Queen loves it so much that a senior chef will bring it along on trips across the UK and around the world.
“Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back [to the queen] again and again and again every day until it’s all gone,” McGrady said. “She’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake.”
However, the Queen does have to share the cake with some of the members of the royal family because both Prince William and Prince Harry are fond of the chocolatey treat. Former royal chef, Carolyn Robb told You Magazine that "It was a firm favourite in the royal nursery; so much so that, many years later, Prince William chose to have chocolate biscuit cake at his wedding for the groom’s cake."
Luckily, Chef McGrady shared his recipe so you too could get a taste of the chocolate cake. Check it out on the next page.