Queen Elizabeth news latest – Her Majesty left BRUTAL note for staff after finding gruesome dead slug in her dinner

THE Queen left a savage note to her chef after finding a dead slug in her dinner.

On one occasion, Her Majesty discovered a dead slug on her dinner plate… and she responded in the best way.

The Queen’s former servant, Charles Oliver, recalled the incident and how she reacted in his book ‘Dinner at Buckingham Palace’, reports MyLondon.

Oliver revealed that when the Queen and her late husband Prince Philip would eat together, they would make notes about the meal in order to give feedback to the chef.

“Once, on a torn-off top sheet the footmen found the dead body of a slug,” Oliver said.

On the note, the Queen had written: “I found this in the salad—could you eat it?”

She then reportedly sent the plate of food and the note back to the kitchen.

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  • Milica Cosic

    Queen's savage note to kitchen staff

    On one occasion, Her Majesty discovered a dead slug on her dinner plate… and she responded in the best way.

    The Queen's former servant, Charles Oliver, recalled the incident and how she reacted in his book 'Dinner at Buckingham Palace', reports MyLondon.

    Oliver revealed that when the Queen and her late husband Prince Philip would eat together, they would make notes about the meal in order to give feedback to the chef.

    "Once, on a torn-off top sheet the footmen found the dead body of a slug," Oliver said.

    On the note, the Queen had written: "I found this in the salad—could you eat it?"

    She then reportedly sent the plate of food and the note back to the kitchen.

  • Milica Cosic

    Good morning, Milica Cosic with you today reporting on all the latest news on The Queen and Royal Family.

  • John Hall

    We’ll mint again

    Forces’ sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn is being celebrated with the launch of £2 coins designed by the Royal Mint.

    The singer and entertainer lifted people’s spirits during the Second World War with songs including We’ll Meet Again and The White Cliffs Of Dover.

    The reverse design of the £2 coin design features a detailed portrait of Dame Vera, accompanied by her name and the dates denoting the years of her life. The coin also features an edge inscription that reads: “We’ll meet again”.

    Dame Vera continued to perform and win new fans long after the Second World War. She died in June 2020, aged 103.

    The coin, designed by the Royal Mint’s in-house designers, was originally unveiled as part of a five-coin collection.

    Dame Vera’s daughter, Virginia Lewis-Jones, said: “It’s fantastic to see my mother celebrated in this way and to ensure her legacy lives on.

    “We’re just so excited and pleased – even more so knowing that Royal Mint coins require approval of Her Majesty the Queen. I’m especially pleased that this coin is available to international collectors. Over the years I’ve always been touched by the sacks of letters we receive from people all over the world who have been moved in some way by my mother’s music, charity work or morale-boosting performances during the war.”

  • John Hall

    Andrew stopped receiving cash from public purse in 2019

    A Government spokesman said: “The Sovereign Grant supports the monarch and certain members of the Royal Family in carrying out their official duties.

    “Prince Andrew stopped receiving support through the Sovereign Grant in 2019 when he ceased carrying out official duties.”

  • John Hall

    Prince George could face major move

    Educational options are being considered by Kate and William, and could see George find a new school.

    Unlike his father, a move to Eton could now be off the table as the royal couple consider moving the their son to a prep school in Berkshire.

    According to royal reporter Rebecca English, the Lambrook School is widely considered a front-runner for the Prince.

    For George’s siblings, however, they will remain at Thomas’s Battersea for now.

    Writing in the Daily Mail, English claimed that reports suggest Princess Charlotte is “super happy and settled” at the school, and is likely to be joined by her younger brother Prince Louis

  • John Hall

    Racing trophy awarded by Queen Victoria could fetch £30,000 at auction

    A recently rediscovered horse racing trophy awarded by Queen Victoria in 1845 could fetch £30,000 at auction next month.

    Dubbed Her Majesty’s Vase, the silver piece was won by Sir John Barker-Mill at the Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall horse races and passed down through his family.

    However, the trophy was separated from its stand and the award’s significance was forgotten over time.

    Both pieces were recently brought back together when Sir John’s living relatives discovered the engraved base in an outbuilding.

    The trophy is expected to fetch between £20,000 and £30,000 when it goes under the hammer at Chiswick Auctions in London in March.

    It was commissioned for the races by Queen Victoria and crafted by silversmith John Samuel Hunt, and inspired by an ancient vase dating from the 2nd century AD that was found in fragments in 1770 at the bottom of a lake at Hadrian’s Villa near Rome.

  • John Hall

    Meghan’s ‘extraordinary’ meeting with Queen before royal exit

    A royal commentator has claimed in a documentary that Meghan Markle had a “extraordinary” meeting with the Queen before her and Prince Harry’s bombshell exit from the Royal Family.

    The fallout and subsequent events are charted and examined in tonight’s Channel 5 documentary, ‘Harry & Meghan vs the Monarchy’, in which royal experts like Ashely Pearson discusses Megxit.

    In the programme, Ms Pearson describes first meeting Meghan had with Harry’s grandmother, the Queen.

    She said: “The meeting went extremely well.

    “It actually ran over, which is an extraordinary thing for the way the Queen keeps her schedule.

    “Meghan was warmly welcomed. Here she is – articulate, bright, intelligent, well-spoken, beautiful, elegant — what is not to like?”

  • John Hall

    Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ‘excited’ for tour next month

    In a personal message on their Twitter account, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: “We are so excited to visit Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas next month as we mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    “We can’t wait to meet people in all three countries, celebrate local cultures and understand more about innovative work being done across communities.”

    The message was signed off with “W & C”.

  • John Hall

    Queen faces pressure to strip Harry of official role

    The Queen is under pressure from both the public and Parliament to strip Prince Harry and Prince Andrew of official roles as Counsellors of State.

    According to the Parliamentary paper, Prince Harry should no longer be eligible for the role given that the UK is no longer his permanent residence since he stepped back from royal life.

    The guidance under The Regency Act of 1937 states that all people who hold this position should be members of the Royal Family and importantly, “must be domiciled in ‘some part’ of the UK’.”

    The Regency Act of 1943 added that “if it appears to the Sovereign that any eligible Counsellor will be absent from the United Kingdom or intends to be so absent during the whole or any part of the period of such delegation, then Letters Patent [a legal tool at the Monarch’s disposal] may make provision for exempting that person.”

  • John Hall

    Why Princess Charlotte wasn’t christened in the Chapel Royal like her brothers

    THE christening of Prince Louis is just around the corner and will take place at Chapel Royal in St James’ Palace – the same location of the christening of Prince George.

    But was there a reason why Princess Charlotte, three, didn’t have her religious ceremony at the same location?

    Kate Middleton and Prince William’s only daughter was instead christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene at Sandringham –  the same place that Princess Diana was christened.

    The different location was not due to rank or gender, as she is currently higher than Prince Louis in the line of succession.

    The reason is thought to the church’s close proximity to the family’s home in 2015, which was Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

    It is especially meaningful that Princess Charlotte was christened in the same spot as Diana, as her name is a tribute to the late royal.

    Her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, with her middle name being a nod to Prince William’s mother, who passed away in 1997.

  • John Hall

    When will Prince Louis be christened?

    Traditionally, a royal baby is christened two to three months after their birth – and this is also the case for Prince Louis.

    It has been announced he will be christened on Monday July 9 – and we’re unlikely to see him again before then, according to royal experts.

    He will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

    The venue is The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace in London, which is where his brother George was christened back in 2013.

  • John Hall

    ‘It’s the royal women keeping show on road’

    This is a comment piece by Petronella Wyatt

    The semi-detached Prince Harry continues his myopic moanathon from Montecito, yet remains a Counsellor of State. Likewise the disgraced Duke of York, who still holds sway over our Queen.

    Even Prince Charles’s usually crystall­ine reputation has been sewered by allegations of cash for honours, which, in fairness, he denies all knowledge of.

    Not for the first time in British history, it has been left to the female side, and in particular the Wives of Windsor, to pick up the slack for Queen and country.

    The admirable Princess Anne, bonny Kate, the softly shining Cam­illa, whom I suspect, once fully burnished, will be a flawless ruby in the crown.

    And the ever stalwart Sophie Wessex, who quietly goes about her charitable work as Grand President of St John Ambulance, and gave up her birthday to volunteer at an NHS vaccination centre.

    We should all go down on our knees and thank Heaven for such a golden harvest of royal women.

    Read the article in full here.

  • John Hall

    Princess Eugenie’s ‘non-regal’ body language

    Princess Eugenie has shared a photo promoting her new podcast series for her charity, the Anti-Slavery Collective. 

    Body language expert Judi James spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk, and analysed the Princess’ body language in the photograph.

    Judi said: “There seems to be an emphasis on a non-regal presence here and a more even-handed status approach between the three women who sit with headphones on recording.

    “Eugenie looks serious and rather down-to-earth here which is a look that must suit the campaign she is discussing.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen holding virtual appointments today is seen as an encouraging sign

    Queen Elizabeth II resumed public engagements Tuesday after falling ill with Covid, as her son and heir Prince Charles was quoted as saying that she is "a lot better".

    Concerns have mounted for the 95-year-old monarch's health since she tested positive on February 20, overshadowing the start of her record-breaking 70th year on the throne.

    But a palace statement indicated she was now well enough to hold virtual engagements, hosting the new ambassadors of Andorra and Chad from her home at Windsor Castle.

    The queen last week cancelled similar scheduled engagements with new ambassadors as she was suffering from what were described as "mild" Covid symptoms.

    A diplomatic reception she was also due to attend on Wednesday this week was cancelled on the advice of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

    Buckingham Palace has said it will not give a running commentary on the head of state's health, but news that she is undertaking duties again will be seen as a positive.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Kate and William plant a tree

    During their visit, the duke and duchess also took the opportunity to celebrate an important historical moment as they "planted a tree for the Jubilee" as part of the Queen's Green Canopy, an initiative created to celebrate the monarch's 70-year reign.

    Wales holds a special place in Kate and William's hearts after living in Anglesey for several years before moving to Kensington Palace.

    Both have spoken fondly about their "immensely special" first home, describing it as "beautiful".

    Wills said after moving out in 2013: "This island has been our first home together, and it will always be an immensely special place for us both.

    "Catherine and I look forward to returning again and again over the coming years with our family.

    "I know that I speak for Catherine when I say that I have never in my life known somewhere as beautiful and as welcoming as Anglesey." 

  • Joseph Gamp

    Kate Middleton beams as she and Prince William enjoy trip to Welsh farm 

    KATE Middleton and Prince William today visited Wales to celebrate the nation's people and culture.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, laughed as she greeted the goats on a farm near Abergavenny to mark St David's Day.

    The royal couple visited Pant Farm, which has been providing milk to a local cheese producer for nearly 20 years.

    They then went to Abergavenny Market to see first-hand how important local suppliers are to rural communities.

    Fifteen minutes down the road in Blaenavon, the Duke and Duchess attended the Blaenavon Hwb – a community-focused youth centre that helps to support over 600 local young people.

    William, 39, and Kate rolled up their sleeves and joined young people to make the teatime treat of Welsh cakes.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen faces pressure to strip Harry of official role

    The Queen is under pressure from both the public and Parliament to strip Prince Harry and Prince Andrew of official roles as Counsellors of State.

    According to the Parliamentary paper, Prince Harry should no longer be eligible for the role given that the UK is no longer his permanent residence since he stepped back from royal life.

    The guidance under The Regency Act of 1937 states that all people who hold this position should be members of the Royal Family and importantly, “must be domiciled in ‘some part’ of the UK’.”

    The Regency Act of 1943 added that “if it appears to the Sovereign that any eligible Counsellor will be absent from the United Kingdom or intends to be so absent during the whole or any part of the period of such delegation, then Letters Patent [a legal tool at the Monarch’s disposal] may make provision for exempting that person.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince Edward takes on new prestigious role

    Prince Edward is taking over a key role held for several years by his late father Prince Philip.

    The Early of Wessex has been appointed as the Royal Windsor Horse Show’s next president. 

    Speaking about taking over from his father, the Earl said: “My father was instrumental in helping to develop Royal Windsor into one of the most prestigious horse shows in the world.

    “I am honoured to have been invited to become only the fourth President in the Show’s history and will do all I can to maintain the Show’s reputation throughout the equestrian community and beyond; something my father was passionate about.”EditDelete

  • Joseph Gamp

    Charles tells concerned fan the Queen 'is a lot better now'

     Charles was asked about the health of the Queen by Janice Jacom, 64, an admin worker at a local golf course.

    She said: "I asked the prince about his mother and he said 'she's a lot better now – it was very mild'. It was a bit worrying as the Queen is getting on a bit but I think she's absolutely wonderful."

    Earlier, on behalf of the Queen, Charles presented Southend with the Letters Patent during a ceremony at the Civic Centre which formally granted it city status following the death of MP Sir David Amess.

    Sir David, who had served as Conservative MP for Southend West since 1997, was stabbed to death during a constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on October 15 last year.

    The 69-year-old had campaigned tirelessly to make Southend a city.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Camilla enjoys fish and chip lunch in Southend

    The Duchess of Cornwall capped her visit with the Prince of Wales to mark Southend-on-Sea becoming a city by having a seaside staple – fish and chips.

    Camilla's lunch of cod and chips was accompanied with tartar sauce and a wally – the local word for a gherkin – when she stopped for a bite to eat.

    Earlier the Prince of Wales spoke about the war in Ukraine, saying the values of democracy were under attack in the country in the "most unconscionable way" during a ceremony to confer city status on Southend-on-Sea.

    Charles famously does not eat lunch so the duchess had a private solo meal at Sands By The Sea restaurant where the couple met charity volunteers, faith leaders and health workers at the end of their visit.

    Philip Miller, executive chairman of Stockvale which owns and runs the restaurant and Southend's fun park Adventure Island, said: "The visit was tremendous for Southend. The turnout was brilliant.

    "When she came in we offered her cod and chips and she had them in the boardroom. She thoroughly enjoyed them."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meghan’s ‘extraordinary’ meeting with Queen before royal exit

    A royal commentator has claimed in a documentary that Meghan Markle had a “extraordinary” meeting with the Queen before her and Prince Harry’s bombshell exit from the Royal Family.

    The fallout and subsequent events are charted and examined in tonight’s Channel 5 documentary, ‘Harry & Meghan vs the Monarchy’, in which royal experts like Ashely Pearson discusses Megxit.

    In the programme, Ms Pearson describes first meeting Meghan had with Harry’s grandmother, the Queen.

    She said: “The meeting went extremely well.

    “It actually ran over, which is an extraordinary thing for the way the Queen keeps her schedule.

    “Meghan was warmly welcomed. Here she is – articulate, bright, intelligent, well-spoken, beautiful, elegant — what is not to like?”

  • Joseph Gamp

    William & Kate getting kids involved in farming

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are getting their children involved in farming, the couple revealed on a day out to Wales to mark St David's Day.

    The future Prince and Princess of Wales were visiting a goat farm in Llanvetherine, near Abergavenny, and shared how Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had helped with their animals during half term.

    It is thought the family were in Norfolk, where the Prince of Wales has been working to turn the Queen's Sandringham estate into a fully organic operation.

    As they toured Pant Farm, where Gary and Jess Yeomans, both 50, produce goats' milk that has supplied a local cheesemaker for the past two decades, William spotted a robot silage sweeper in one of the barns.

    Gary explained it could also be used to move feed, and the duchess replied: "That was George's job at half term – moving feed."

    William told his hosts the children had been getting involved on the farm and added: "We are trying some Agroforestry as well."

  • Joseph Gamp

    In pictures: Camilla greets crowds in Southend-on-Sea, Essex

    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall greets the crowd during a visit to Southend-on-Sea to celebrate the town receiving city status.

    Today, Prince Charles presented letters patent to the mayor of Southend to mark its city status.

    It was announced the town would receive city status after the death of Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

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  • Joseph Gamp

    When will Prince Louis be christened?

    Traditionally, a royal baby is christened two to three months after their birth – and this is also the case for Prince Louis.

    It has been announced he will be christened on Monday July 9 – and we’re unlikely to see him again before then, according to royal experts.

    He will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

    The venue is The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace in London, which is where his brother George was christened back in 2013.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Charles addresses Ukraine conflict as he awards Southend city status

    Prince Charles today slammed the Ukraine war as he spoke at a ceremony to grant city status to Southend-on-Sea in Essex.

    The award comes death of MP Sir David Amess, who was stabbed at a constituency surgery last year.

    The Heir apparent, 73, said “no-one could have given more” than Sir David “for the values which underpin society we share”.

    He continued: “Values which appear all the more precious at this present time when we see, more starkly than for many years, the appalling suffering and devastation caused when the path of violence is chosen. What we saw in the terrible tragedy in Southend was an attack on democracy, on an open society, on freedom itself.

    “We are seeing those same values under attack today in Ukraine in the most unconscionable way. In the stand we take here, we are in solidarity with all those who are resisting brutal aggression.”

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