Princess Anne may have a reputation for being no-nonsense when it comes to her royal duties, but the Princess Royal’s eating habits reveal a more quirky side.
Anne has some unusual food preferences and rituals that provide a unique glimpse into her daily life.
Princess Anne’s Food Habits
Anne likes her fruit extremely ripe, especially bananas which she prefers “almost black” according to former royal chef Darren McGrady.
Not one to eat fruit with her hands, Anne slices her overripe banana into rounds and eats it daintily with a fork.
She also has an affinity for kiwifruit, which her daughter Zara Tindall once revealed Anne snacks on daily.
The princess is also a fan of kippers, the smoked herring breakfast dish. She enjoyed the kippers from Fortune Kippers in Whitby, North Yorkshire so much that she wrote them a letter praising their products.
When it comes to lunch, Anne is likely to skip the meal entirely. Instead, she nibbles on fruit throughout the day.
But her favorite dinner dish offers another surprise – devilled pheasant with whipped cream and mango chutney.
Anne confessed her penchant for the unorthodox combination during a stint guest editing Country Life magazine for her 70th birthday.
The pheasant is poached, shredded, and tossed with freshly whipped cream and spicy mango chutney for a sweet, creamy, and succulent dish.
From nearly fermented bananas to creamy game birds, Princess Anne’s food choices reveal an adventurous royal palate under her serious exterior.