The Queen's favourite sandwich that has been on royal menu for 90 years

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The late Queen Elizabeth II ate the same sandwiches for over 90 years -Credit:Getty Images

It's almost been two years since Queen Elizabeth II passed away but her time as monarch is still looked back on fondly.

Particularly her little habits and preferences including her favourite sandwich, which she enjoyed since she was five-years-old, has been a topic of discussion among former Royal staff members.

Despite having the opportunity to develop a more exotic or eccentric palate, Her Majesty remained steadfastly British in her tastes.

Royal chefs have confirmed that alongside her tea, the monarch enjoyed a variety of cakes and treats, from scones to chocolate biscuit cake. In addition to these sweet items, The Queen enjoyed tucking into sandwiches, one of which has been a staple on the Royal menu for over 90 years.

The tradition of Afternoon Tea is as quintessentially English as it gets. It is typically enjoyed between 3.30pm and 5pm and is usually served with a selection of sandwiches, scones, and small pastries.

Darren McGrady, a former Royal chef who worked for the Royal Family for 15 years and received his formal training at the Savoy Hotel in London, has given us a glimpse into what life was like working for one of the most famous women in the world by posting several videos on YouTube, reports the Mirror.

He shared some of The Queens favourite afternoon tea treats, including jam pennies.

He disclosed: "The Queen was served jam pennies in the nursery as a little girl, she's had them for afternoon tea ever since."

McGrady went on to explain: "Simple, just bread and jam with a little butter - usually strawberry jam. We'd make the jam at Balmoral Castle with the gorgeous Scottish strawberries from the gardens."

Also toping Her Majesty's sandwich favourites list is good old-fashioned tuna mayo. Owen Hodgson, another ex-royal chef, previously told The Telegraph that the monarch preferred her tuna sandwich lathered in butter, stuffed with thin cucumber slices and a dash of pepper.

Of course, Queen's afternoon tea was incomplete without classic scones. And it seems she was a fan of the traditional Cornish method, smearing the jam first before adding a spoonful of cream.

Reflecting on the Queen's strict afternoon tea routine, McGrady adeptly remembered: "She'd always have afternoon tea wherever she was in the world. We'd flown out to Australia and were on the Royal Yacht. It was five o'clock in the morning but for the Queen it was five in the afternoon so my first job was making scones."

In a previous interview, McGrady shared: "When I started as a young chef at Buckingham Palace, it was fascinating to see how important afternoon tea was to the Queen."

He added: "In terms of scones - one day plain and one day with raisins folded through. Also, tiny pastries like raspberry tartlets and a cut cake, honey and cream sponge, fruit cake, banana bread, or her favourite chocolate biscuit cake."

"It would all be 'washed down with a delightful steaming hot cup of Earl Grey tea."

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