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Royal Chef Reveals What He Cooked for Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis

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Every dog owner likes to pamper their pooches whenever possible, and Queen Elizabeth provides her beloved corgis with only the best of the best. We’d expect nothing less from her, of course. But former royal chef Darren McGrady recently admitted he was a bit surprised when his role at Buckingham Palace involved preparing daily doggie meals.

“I thought I’d be cooking for kings and queens and presidents — well, I mean, I did eventually — but one of the first jobs I had was cooking for the corgis,” McGrady explains in one of the latest videos from his YouTube channel. “The royal corgis had their own menu!”

He even shows one of those old hand-written menus with a list of the rotating options for the canine catering, including beef, chicken, liver, and rabbit which were all cooked and finely diced to make sure there weren’t any bones hiding inside. The kitchens would also whip up rice and chopped cabbage when the corgis needed help with digestion.

Take a look to see how he made each pup’s meal, plus some inside info on how a couple other members of Elizabeth’s family really felt about having so many four-legged friends around:

Prince Charles and Harry might not have been fans of all the barking, but we’re sure they enjoyed snuggling up with the queen’s pups every now and then, too.

We also love that McGrady shared the hilarious story about meeting the queen for the first time when she just happened to be surrounded by her corgis. All of his excitement about bumping into her on a stroll outside took a turn when the dogs started running toward him and “barking like crazy.” Keep in mind, the queen had a dozen corgis at this time, so he was understandably overwhelmed and ran away in the opposite direction — which Elizabeth apparently found very amusing. “The queen was laughing!” We have to admit, we’d probably giggle, too.

And now you can give your own pooches the royal treatment with these palace-approved doggie dishes!

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