The cheeky Prince William once petrified Beatrice and Eugenie with a chocolate mouse
Prince William was known for having a cheeky streak in his early years and there are a number of stories to back this up, with one ancecote coming from a former royal chef
There are countless examples of Prince William having the ultimate sassy streak at a young age, whether it’s blowing raspberries during his uncle’s wedding or misbehaving on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
One of the best stories, however, comes from a former palace cook who revealed the naughty prank the young prince pulled on his cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, at Easter time.
The royal family usually spends Easter at Windsor Castle. The family will attend a service at St George’s Chapel and then return to enjoy a meal of roast lamb and seasonal vegetables.
Former royal chef Darren McGrady explained that one year when Prince William and his cousins were children, he decided to make them a chocolate egg with hickory dickory dock nursery rhymes.
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But Prince William, who is his ever-sassy self, had other plans for the chocolatey creation.
In conversation with OK! magazine, Mr McGrady said: “[The chocolate egg] had a clock on top chiming one and a candy mouse peeping out of a mouse hole. We sent it to the nursery on a silver platter, but 15 minutes later the footman brought it back.
“He said, ‘Nanny asked me to return this. Prince William just stood in a chair and bit the mouse’s head off, startling Beatrice and Eugenie.'”
McGrady went on to say that he took action and quickly made another mouse to replace the one Prince William destroyed.
He continued, “I think Nanny removed the egg from William’s reach to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Prince William is well known for his love of chocolate – especially when it’s used as part of a particular cake.
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McGrady – who has worked for various royals during his 15 years of service to the Crown – previously explained that he used to create a chocolate chip cookie cake for the Queen – who he describes as a ‘chocoholic’ – and William has tasted it too.
In fact, he enjoyed it so much that he ordered it as his groom’s cake for his wedding to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.
Prince William’s love of chocolate was also the main topic of conversation during the couple’s virtual visit to a Lancashire school in April 2020.
As the children showed the Duke and Duchess their Easter hats and discussed their plans for the day, William said, “There’s a lot of chocolate being eaten.” To which Catherine joked, “You keep eating it.”
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Just like her grandson, The Queen is known for her sweet tooth and is known to regularly indulge in everything from chocolate to cake.
McGrady previously spoke about the monarch’s regular afternoon tea routine and revealed exactly what she likes to eat.
He said: “When I started out as a young chef at Buckingham Palace, it was fascinating to see how important afternoon tea was to the Queen.” He revealed that the Queen enjoys a “full afternoon tea of sandwiches and pastries”.
He says: “Regarding scones – one day plain and one day raisins folded through.
“Also small pastries like raspberry tarts and a slice cake, honey cream sponge cake, fruit tart, banana bread or her favorite chocolate chip cookie cake. It would all be washed down with a deliciously steaming cup of Earl Gray tea.”
The cook told before Eat TODAY: “The chocolate sponge cake is by far Her Majesty The Queen’s favorite afternoon tea cake. It’s her favorite cake, which she eats until it’s all gone.
“If there was anything left over when she had it at Buckingham Palace, it went to Windsor Castle for her to finish there. I used to take the train from London to Windsor Castle with the sponge cake in a tin on my knee. It was half eaten.”
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