June 2, 2023

Friday 21 April marks Nationwide Tea Day, an event devoted fully to celebrating the UK’s most beloved brew. 

In gentle of the nation’s eternal love affair with cuppa (which is undoubtedly greatest served alongside desserts and scones), we check out how the royal household get pleasure from their tea – and a few of the revelations might shock you. 

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Queen Elizabeth II was mentioned to get pleasure from afternoon tea every day

The late Queen Elizabeth II famously loved a cuppa day by day, and was mentioned to be a fan of Assam and Earl Gray. Reportedly, the monarch all the time poured the tea first, if she was taking milk. 

Not so keen on a conventional English brew, the Duchess of Sussex is claimed to desire natural infusions over breakfast tea. 

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The Duchess of Sussex prefers natural tea

In a chunk for the September 2019 difficulty of British Vogue, Prince Harry’s spouse revealed how she and Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful bonded over a steaming cup of mint tea. 

The Princess of Wales has additionally been recognized to get pleasure from a cup of tea, and even sipped away on one throughout an engagement in Northern Eire in 2018. Following her go to to Kilcooley Ladies’s Centre, one Twitter consumer @LadyParky79 requested the charity how the royal took her tea. 

The charity responded with: “Identical to us, little little bit of milk…. so right down to earth we have been enchanted.” Who knew the Princess was keen on a builder’s brew?

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The Princess of Wales likes her tea with a “sprint of milk”

While having fun with a quintessentially British afternoon tea, HELLO! joined King Charles’ former royal butler Grant Harrold, who spilled the tea on how Queen Elizabeth II averted battle at her well-known Buckingham Palace backyard tea events. 

At a typical royal backyard social gathering, round 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed. 

WATCH: Look again on Queen Elizabeth II’s backyard social gathering at Buckingham Palace

Talking on behalf of Slingo, Grant divulged that the royals all the time tried to be as diplomatic as attainable when welcoming visitors, which meant catering to each side of the age-old debate of which topping goes first on a scone – jam or cream? 

“Palace cooks would usually put together each, with a whole lot of scones catering to each the Cornish and Devonian strategies,” defined Grant, including that it is all the time within the royals’ curiosity to please each visitor. 

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