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Royal protocol can be confusing, but we're breaking it down for you.
All eyes are on Meghan Markle this week as she makes her first trip abroad as the new Duchess of Sussex, traveling to Ireland alongside husband Prince Harry to fulfill duties and shake a lot of hands. In between official meetings and public greetings, however, Markle has made some time to enjoy meals and try local cuisine.
Apparently, the recently married royal couple decided to sit down for dinner at Delahunt, a Michelin-recognized restaurant dishing out modern Irish cuisine in a classic Victorian setting. Simon Perry, a contributing royals correspondent for Cooking Light's sister publication People magazine, shared via Twitter that the kitchen and staff at Delahunt were overjoyed to serve the duo earlier this morning. But Perry also shared tidbits about what the pair actually ate.
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Apparently, the couple shared just a taste of renowned local Guinness beer, a great choice for anyone visiting Ireland—Prince Harry tucked into a plate of lamb chops, as well. But Markle opted for fresh hake, a soft and moist fish fillet that can be a substitute for cod, with a side of roasted potatoes.
Fish, however, is not restricted from a royal's menu—shellfish, which is extremely delicate and can easily spoil or become contaminated without proper care, is purposefully restricted so that the royal family can avoid the risk of contracting foodborne illnesses.
Fish, including fresh cuts of white fish like hake and even rich salmon fillets, is actually one of the Queen's favorite foods, according to former royal chef Darren McGrady, who set the record straight in a CNN interview last year.
Adding more fish into your diet routine is pretty smart, actually. Seafood has many health benefits: it is chock full of heart-healthy omega 3-fatty acids to combat plaque build up, plus aids in brain development, combats inflammation as well as other autoimmune diseases.
Shellfish is just one of the many items that the royal cohort is asked to abstain from, especially while on official business. Recently, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, confirmed on a television appearance that royals, including Meghan Markle, are unable to eat any garlic for a very good (and pretty apparent) reason—bad breath.
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But you shouldn't feel too bad for Meghan or for any other member of the royal family: It's our understanding that those in the royal family are able to enjoy any food they love to cook when they're not officially on the clock. Kate Middleton most likely uses a fair share of fresh garlic to cook her now signature roasted chicken in the privacy of her own home, whereas Markle is able to add garlic to her zucchini-based pasta sauce on her own time, too.
Public snub for Harry and Meghan's wedding anniversary from royal family
High-ranking members of the royal family have been noticeably silent on the third wedding anniversary of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle , as no public displays of well-wishes to the couple have been made.
Contrary to the jubilation shared for Prince William and Kate Middleton 's 10th anniversary celebrations at the start of the month, neither Queen Elizabeth , Prince Charles nor the Cambridges shared their delight for their relatives milestone.
The move resembles last year's approach to the pair's special moment, where the Queen did not publicly acknowledge the couple's second anniversary — but had on their first year as a married couple.
In a 2019 post to Twitter, the Royal Family account wrote: "Wishing The Duke and Duchess of Sussex a very happy wedding anniversary. Today marks one year since Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle."
The pattern appeared to begin once the pair announced they were stepping down from their roles as senior royals in January 2020.
Harry and Meghan married in May 2018 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, in front of a star-studded guest list.
Despite the momentous occasion, recent tensions that have flared in the family appear to have warranted little acknowledgement for the couple's relationship.
The wider British royal family instead continued with their regular social media content, fuelling rumours of the growing rift in the monarchy, following Harry and Meghan's explosive, tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview in March.
Prince William and Kate — who have never publicly celebrated the pair's anniversary — released a video on Instagram, documenting the duchess's visit to an Alice's Adventures in Wonderland exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in England.
"At the beginning of this week, the V&A alongside museums around the UK have re-opened their doors once again after a difficult year," the caption read, drawing on the recent ease of coronavirus restrictions.
Similarly, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall shared a glimpse into their visit across Northern Ireland, featuring a series of images of the Prince of Wales on Instagram, visiting a number of "upcoming development projects" across the village of Caledon.
"At the village's football pitches, His Royal Highness spoke with a group of school children and the local football coaches of the cross-community football club, @caledonroversfc," the caption read, depicting Charles next to a student soccer player.
There was no mention of his son's wedding anniversary across social media.
The official Royal Family Twitter account diverted their attention onto another major milestone for the royal family, announcing that Princess Beatrice is expecting a child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi .
The Queen's 12th grandchild is expected to arrive in the UK's autumn season.
Buckingham Palace stated: "Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year.
"The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news."
The announcement echoes Meghan's decision to disclose her pregnancy with son Archie on the day of Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugenie's wedding, which was said to have left the royal family "upset".
"The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news." (Instagram/sarahji72)
Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote in their biography, noting the decision "did not go down particularly well with Eugenie, who, a source said, told friends she felt the couple should have waited to share the news."
Royals At War authors Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett claimed Meghan "embarrassed" Harry after sharing the news "in a huge social gaffe" which left the bride and her mother Sarah Ferguson "furious".
Last month, the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla publicly congratulated Kate and William for their 10th wedding anniversary — while Harry and Meghan reportedly sent a "private" message, according to Hello .
Her Majesty sent a public message of congratulations, with a message on the Royal Family's account reading: "Wishing The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a very happy wedding anniversary. Today marks ten years since Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at Westminster Abbey."
First and foremost, it's important to note Markle herself is not a fan of the word 'diet'
This may be the reason why what she eats has changed so much over the years. Older interviews revealed she was vegan, like, 80% of the time and then pescatarian.
Other outlets claimed she occasionally practiced a gluten-free lifestyle, while others featured a photo of Markle with a mouthwatering piece of avocado toast.
In addition, it's fair to say Markle's eating habits changed with respect to her wedding, pregnancy, and motherhood. But one thing has always remained fairly consistent about her eating habits: moderation.
I tried to find a middle ground between all of these and ate as close as I could to Markle's diet, incorporating her favorite foods.
Here is how the experience went for me:
Clean Shakes + Inside-Out Facials: Living Well with Meghan Markle of The TIG
Actress Meghan Markle started The Tig to foster her passion for stylish living. Since food has been redefined as the center of that whole paradigm in the past few years, The Tig covers quite a few very Chalkboardy topics in a way we love. Whether it’s a chef talking lifestyle or a tastemaker talking food, we love the mix.
We asked Meghan to share a few of the personal health tips that keep her on top of her game, on-screen and off. Her serious and useful responses only compound our affections for this brunette bombshell! Here’s Meghan…
My daily supplements:
Can’t live without my:
Passport or my global entry card.
Clean Cleanse vanilla shake with blueberries or an acai bowl with fresh berries, manuka honey and bee pollen (that’s my absolute favorite).
My food philosophy:
It’s all about the balance.
A six-mile run with my friend Heather.
Once a week for my health I:
Sit in an infrared sauna and sweat out all the toxins.
Pellegrino with lime, or a big Mason jar of filtered water that I refill throughout the day
Best fast food option:
A green juice. That’s fast. And it’s food. (It’s been many moons since I went through a drive thru.)
Best healthy restaurant tip:
Take your time. Order your starters and have a glass of wine, and then see how hungry you are before you order your next course. It’s a great way to enjoy dining in general… pacing yourself and enjoying your food without rushing through it and you’ll inadvertently eat less. Alternatively, I would say one of the best tips would be to put your phone away. It’s healthy to be present. Everything can wait.
At least once a week I cook…
Roasted cauliflower with chickpeas and hot curry powder – it finds its way into my salads, or as a side dish that I constantly nibble.
If I could give just one piece of advice it would be.
That thoughts become things, so it’s important to stay as positive as possible. It’s crazy how it trickles into everything in your life.
Wild and The Power of Patience, which Rob Riggle just told me to read (he and I just recently went on a USO Tour together traveling to six countries in seven days including Afghanistan, to thank the troops for their service).
Go-to health resources:
Dr Junger and Dhru Purohit – they have been my wellness coaches at the Clean Program for a couple years now – and Prescription for Nutritional Healing — I always reference that book to help fix what ails me. It’s awesome! My mom gives me an updated version every time they come out.
Crazy health idea that actually works:
A facial with Nicola Joss where she literally sculpts your face from the inside out – the most bizarre and rejuvenating facial of all time when a woman has her hands in your mouth. Hurts so good!
5 things always in my medicine cabinet:
Tea tree oil, neurofen, bandaids, yoga balm, and Honest Company’s Organic Healing Balm (that stuff is amazing!).
3 Things Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Did to Change the Royals Forever
By the power of their personalities and sheer force of will, they helped humanize the royals to the world.
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With her unique combination of empathy, humility, and glamour, Princess Diana became a global superstar. Her journey from shy kindergarten teacher to Her Royal Highness to a strong, independent woman who realized she could harness her celebrity to further her humanitarian goals made her a royal like no other—and the most famous woman in the world. Throughout her short life in the spotlight, people cheered on the princess as she conquered hurdles many people could relate to, including mental health issues and a collapsing marriage. Diana wasn't shy about working on herself. She was determined to do things differently—from how she dealt with the media to what causes she chose to champion. Along the way, the People's Princess also forced the royals to re-examine many time-honored traditions and protocols.
When Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, it quickly became clear the duchess was going to follow in her late mother-in-law's footsteps. A feminist from an early age, Meghan has always been outspoken. Prior to joining The Firm, Meghan used her hard-won celebrity as a successful television actor to advocate for women and girls. But when she stepped into royal life, she found it difficult for many of the same reasons Diana did. The duchess was up against formidable forces within the Palace who did not approve of her "hit the ground running" way of doing things, nor were they interested in finding ways for her to use the voice she'd powerfully cultivated over the years.
As we now know, Meghan, like Diana before her, struggled with living in the royal fishbowl. Less than two years after her wedding, she stepped away from royal life and returned to her home state of California with Harry and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. In the States, she has been very vocal on a number of social issues and recently wrote a candid essay about having a miscarriage—something that would have been unthinkable if she were still a senior royal.
Diana and Meghan are very different women: one came into the royal family a naive teenager, the other a self-made millionaire. But, by the power of their personalities and sheer force of will, both helped modernize and humanize the royals to the world. These are some of the strikingly similar ways Meghan Markle and the late Princess Diana changed the royals forever. And for more on the princess and the duchess's connection, check out Meghan Markle's Gold Cartier Watch Once Belonged to Princess Diana.
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In November, Meghan penned a heartbreaking essay for The New York Times where she revealed she had a miscarriage in July of this year. "I dropped to the floor with [Archie] in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right," she wrote in the piece. "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."
The duchess also pointed out that "the conversation [about miscarriages] remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame." As a result, Meghan was widely praised on social media for helping destigmatize the issue. And for another celebrity doing the same, check out Chrissy Teigen Just Explained Why She Shared Photos of the Son She Lost.
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Twenty-five years ago, Diana made headlines around the world with her 1995 Panorama interview with the BBC's Martin Bashir where she revealed just how miserable she'd been during her marriage to Prince Charles and referred to his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, saying, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
That comment, along with other personal revelations and her thoughts on Charles' suitability to be king, was part of what led Queen Elizabeth to insist the couple divorce. And for more on what Her Majesty has to say on the topic, check out The Queen Thinks Prince Charles Will Be a "Brilliant King," Insider Says.
In her essay for The New York Times, Meghan also opened up about her own famous interview in Oct. 2019 with ITV's Tom Bradby, who had accompanied Meghan and Harry on their official royal tour of Africa. The duchess, who had given birth just months earlier, made headlines when she thanked Bradby for inquiring about her state of mind saying, near tears, "Not many people have asked if I'm OK. … It's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."
Meghan stunned viewers when she added, "I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a 'stiff upper lip'—I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging."
She also shared what she had said to Harry about life under the microscope. "I've said for a long time to H—that's what I call him—it is not enough to just survive something, right? That's not the point of life," she told Bradby. "You've got to thrive you've got to feel happy." Her very un-royal disclosures revealed that despite her new worldwide fame, she was also just a newlywed and new mother trying to stay strong in the face of incredible pressure. And for more on how she's doing now, check out The Powerful Messages Behind Meghan Markle's Post-Royal Wardrobe.
Similarly, after fighting persistent rumors spread by Palace courtiers that she was unstable and unwell, Diana took the unprecedented step of speaking out on her own behalf when no one else would in her Panorama interview. She garnered worldwide support for her openness in discussing her struggles with bulimia and postpartum depression.
The controversial interview recently made headlines again when it was revealed that Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, has demanded an independent inquiry into how Bashir obtained the interview. There have been allegations he used fake documents and false claims to persuade Diana to talk to him. According to The Guardian, Bashir was cleared of wrongdoing after a 1996 internal investigation, but it has since been alleged that the reporter had ordered a BBC graphic designer to mock up fake bank statements, made to convince Diana that the people closest to her were spying on her and selling stories to newspapers. Spencer is pursuing the matter through his attorneys. And for more of Spencer's thoughts about Diana's most recent portrayals, check out Princess Diana's Friends and Fans Say "The Crown" Is Hard to Watch.
Almost immediately after Meghan settled into her new home in California with Harry and their son, she took on a full slate of appearances advocating for women. She appeared via Zoom at various conferences with other noted women leaders, including Michelle Obama. But it was her role in encouraging all Americans to vote in the 2020 presidential election that was perceived as breaking royal protocol and quite controversial for a member of the royal family.
First, in August, Meghan appeared in a video in conversation with feminist icon Gloria Steinem discussing the importance of voting. It was revealed the women had gotten together to make cold calls to citizens from Steinem's California home. Then, in September, Meghan and Harry came under fire for appearing in a Time 100 video where they encouraged Americans to vote.
Without mentioning a specific candidate, Harry—who said, "I've never been able to vote in the U.K. my entire life"—urged voters to "reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity," while Meghan called the 2020 presidential race the "most important election of our lifetime." Given Meghan's previously expressed feelings for President Donald Trump and Harry's personal friendship with Joe Biden, their words were construed as an endorsement for the eventual president-elect.
Reaction was strong and swift. Meghan and Harry were criticized in the U.K. for their alleged break of protocol. They touched off a torrent of editorials in Britain for going against the longstanding practice upheld by the Queen that she and her family remain politically neutral at all times. And for more on this topic, read up on Why the Royal Family May Not Stay Politically Neutral in the Future.
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Diana was also the target of stinging rebukes for venturing into non-royal territory in Jan. 1997, when she joined the Red Cross on a trip to Angola to draw attention to the use of landmines. By making an appeal for an international ban on landlines, she sparked criticism from U.K. lawmakers, who called her a "loose cannon" and said she was out of line.
When asked about the derogatory comment, the princess told a journalist, "I was only trying to highlight a problem going on all around the world." She later added, "I am not a political figure I am a humanitarian figure—always was, always will be."
Diana was accused of going against government policy on the issue, seeing as landmines had not yet been banned in the U.K. While visiting the war-torn Huambo province in central Angola, Diana harnessed her star power to draw attention to the issue with a walk across a minefield, making headlines around the world. (She also visited landmine victims in Bosnia shortly before her death.) Just after Diana's visit to Angola, the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty was signed, calling for a worldwide ban.
Lou McGrath, the founder of an anti-landmine campaign group, said Princess Diana's support provided a "turning point" in the global effort to ban the devices. "Without her we couldn't have brought forward what was the fastest arms control treaty in the world," he said. And for more on the People's Princess' lasting impact, here are 13 Amazing Ways Princess Diana Changed the Royal Family Forever.
Diane Clehane is a New York-based journalist and author of Imagining Diana and Diana: The Secrets of Her Style.
Princess Diana's confidant moves to clear up confusion on whether Meghan received any royal 'training'
Princess Diana's friend and former confidant believes the Duchess of Sussex is correct in saying she didn't get any formal training when joining the royal family.
Meghan told Oprah Winfrey she was largely left to her own devices ahead of the royal wedding on May 19, 2018.
The duchess said there was "no guidance…no class on how to be a royal".
And now someone who used to be close to the Princess of Wales says Meghan's experience was similar to Diana's.
"What was extraordinary from the very beginning, from 1981, is that [Diana] was really not given a tremendous amount of advice," Stewart Pearce told US Weekly .
"It's sort of within the royal family.
"It's assumed you will either grow through it or, you know, [you'll sink]."
Pearce was Princess Diana's voice and presence coach. He's now written a book, The Voice of Change , which he said he was given permission to do so from Diana – but only once her sons had grown up and married.
He compared Meghan's experiences to that of Diana's and said the Duchess of Sussex was "given very little advice".
"But, being the smart woman that Meghan is, she really made a lot of inquiries.
"Whereas Diana, I feel that she was so in love with Charles that she thought that he would assist her."
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, during their interview with Oprah Winfrey. (CBS)
During Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah in March, the duchess said she told the royal family she was "dedicated" to doing what was required of her.
"I wrote letters to his family when I got there, saying, 'I am dedicated to this. I'm here for you. Use me as youɽ like'," Meghan said.
"There was no guidance, as well, right? There were certain things that you couldn't do. But, you know, unlike what you see in the movies, there's no class on how to speak, how to cross your legs, how to be royal."
"There's none of that training. That might exist for other members of the family. That was not something that was offered to me.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at their royal wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018. (Getty)
"Sorry, but even down to, like, the National Anthem. No one thought to say, 'Oh, you're American. You're not going to know that'.
"That's me late at night, Googling how. I've got to learn this.
"I don't want to embarrass them. I need to learn these 30 hymns for church [before the royal wedding]. All of this is televised.
"We were doing the training behind the scenes, because I just wanted to make them proud."
Meghan also spoke about how she was taught how to curtsey ahead of meeting Queen Elizabeth at Windsor, with the help of Sarah, the Duchess of York.
Princess Diana relied on Prince Charles to help her fit in to the royal family in the early days. (Tim Graham Photo Library via Get)
Oprah asked: "Did you Google how to curtsey?"
Meghan replied, "No, we were in the car. Deeply, to show respect, I learned it very quickly right in front of the house. We practised and walked in."
Oprah added, "Harry practised?"
Meghan answered, "Yeah, and Fergie ran out and said, ɺre you ready? Do you know how to curtsey? Oh, my goodness, you guys'. I practised very quickly and went in, and apparently I did a very deep curtsey."
Dealing With His Exes
Despite marrying into one of the most private, secure families in the world, Meghan still can’t seem to prevent her husband from interacting with his exes. During the entire Trooping the Color fiasco, paparazzi caught ex Chelsy Davy arriving in London to reportedly check up on Harry during this tough time in his life. This is because the exes remained friends after breaking up. Royal correspondent Phil Dampier is convinced that Harry was desperate to marry Chelsy, before she got “cold feet.”
Dealing With His Exes
Meghan Markle issued statement via her ‘Global Press Secretary’ to confirm she would be watching Philip’s funeral
MEGHAN Markle issued an official press release ahead of Prince Philip's funeral to announce she would be watching the ceremony from home.
The Duchess of Sussex confirmed she was observing the service stateside in a statement delivered by her and Harry's 'Global Press Secretary'.
The heavily pregnant 39-year-old stayed in the US on doctor's orders while Prince Harry made the 5,400-mile trip ahead of the event.
The statement touched on the reasons for her notable absence, reading: "I can confirm that The Duchess will be watching from home as she was hopeful to be able to attend, but was not cleared for travel by her physician at this stage in her pregnancy," the Mail reports.
The statement went on to describe Harry and his late grandfather's relationship, and their "unique connection in their shared active service – including in combat – as part of the British Armed Forces."
It continued by listing Harry's achievements throughout his ten-year military career, touching on his two tours of Afghanistan.
But the announcement ruffled a few feathers in royal circles, as the press release later mentioned the supplier of the wreath the couple had laid for Phil in St George's Chapel.
They hand-selected the flowers for the tribute and Meghan also left a handwritten note remembering the Duke of Edinburgh.
Details on the floral tributes from members of the royal family had not been released, as they were "personal and private", Buckingham Palace said.
The Palace also confirmed those who were unable to attend would make "private arrangements" to mark Philip's life.
A source close to the Sussexes confirmed to The Times that Meghan watched the service through a special live stream with Archie from the couple’s home in California.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry was reunited with his father Charles and Prince William - sparking hopes the long-running brotherly rift could be squashed.
Charles had private talks with his warring sons after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral — and insiders say it is just what Philip would have wanted.
The three met up away from the cameras following Saturday’s televised service.
They remained together for two hours at Windsor Castle as they mingled with family members on its Quadrangle.
In the wake of the reconciliation, Harry may now stay on for the Queen’s 95th birthday this Wednesday.
It will be the first without Philip in seven decades - and she will only be surrounded by the members of staff who make up her "Windsor bubble".
An official portrait to mark her birthday is unlikely, as she is still in the official mourning period for her treasured husband.
Her Majesty was forced to sit alone inside the chapel as she paid a final farewell to Philip, due to covid restrictions.
Alicia Silverstone's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
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In her cookbook, The Kind Diet, Alicia Silverstone shares a healthier version of Reese's cups. "Back in the day, I was obsessed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups," Silverstone writes. "Now I make this healthier version and they are way better. In fact, I think they are the most ridiculously delicious things in the entire world." These sweet bites are vegan and require just 15 minutes of prep for a treat you can enjoy all week long.
Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle
Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.
In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”
“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”
In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)
Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020
People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020
I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020
Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020
HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.
McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”
According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.
On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.