The Queen is a ‘chocoholic’ who always says yes to puddings and keeps her menus in a leather-bound book, says ex-chef

THE Queen may have access to some of the world's top chefs and fine dining experiences – but it turns out she has a sweet tooth just like the rest of us.

In an interview with HELLO! magazine, Her Majesty's former chef Darren McGrady revealed that The Queen could never say no to a chocolate pudding.

Having worked for the Royal Family for 15 years, Darren explained: "[The Queen] is absolutely a chocoholic. Anything we put on the menu that had chocolate on, she would pick off the menu.

"She had a red leather-bound menu book and the menus are all written in there. The chefs pick the menus and she puts a line through the ones that she doesn't want."

Sadly, Her Majesty doesn't just indulge herself in a daily Dairy Milk.

Darren claims The Queen is "not a big fan" of sweet milk or white chocolate and prefers it to be dark.

  • Charbonnel et Walker Pink Champagne Truffles, £15 from Harrods – buy now

Naturally, Her Majesty's favourite chocolate brand is also suitably fit for a Queen.

Sharing a photo of luxury brand Charbennel et Walker's Pink Champagne truffles, the expert tweeted earlier this week: "Wondering what fancy chocolates to buy for Valentine's Day? Here are The Queen's favourites."

However, the luxury chocolatiers actually owes the Royal Family for its existence.

In 1875, King Edward VII encouraged Madame Charbonnel to leave her position at a chocolate house in Paris to establish her own confectionery business in London.

According to the Royal Warrant Holders website, all of the chocolates are handmade in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

What's more, The Queen's favourite truffles are filled with decadent Marc de Champagne – which is actually a brandy byproduct of the champagne making process using unused seeds.

In more Royal Family news, The Queen needs a "meeter and greeter" at Buckingham Palace to help guests have fun – and you get £21k to live there.

And Kate Middleton has been labelled the "Children's Princess" by royal fans who say she's just like Princess Diana.

Plus Meghan Markle says she expects breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day but ‘a single rose is enough’ for her gift.

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