• Queen Elizabeth's corgis received royal treatment from the staff 
  • The adorable dogs had their own menu and footmen
  • The former royal chef was barked at by the corgis upon their first meeting

Queen Elizabeth has been known to be fond of dogs, specifically corgis. Apparently, her adorable pets get the royal treatment as well, as revealed by a former chef at the palace.

Since she was young, Queen Elizabeth has adored her cuddly buddies. Thus, it is no surprise that corgis are treated like kings in the royal house and even have their own menu, according to former Buckingham Palace chef Darren McGrady, PageSix reported.

“I didn’t expect to be cooking for the Queen’s dogs when I started working at Buckingham Palace. I thought I was going to be cooking for kings, queens, and presidents. I did eventually, but one of the first jobs I had was cooking for the corgis – the Royal Corgis – making fresh food every day. [The corgis had] their own menu,” the chef, who worked at the palace for 15 years, revealed.

Moreover, Queen Elizabeth’s corgis also slept on “little wicker baskets” in their own room, and a nanny and two footmen, allegedly called Doggie 1 and Doggie 2, looked after the man’s best friends. As for the food the dogs eat, the menu featured cabbage, beef, liver, chicken, rabbit, and rice, McGrady added.

“The most important part of the meat was everything had to be cut into a fine dice … to be sure there were no bones at all in the meat,” the chef shared, adding that the Queen Elizabeth’s corgis could choke on the bones, which could land him in real trouble.

After he prepared the corgis’ meals, the footmen would deliver the food to Queen Elizabeth, whom he claimed would be the one to feed her pets herself. McGrady also gave some background on how the monarch was swept away by these loyal animals.

McGrady explained that since 1933, this type of dog has been in the powerful clan. Queen Elizabeth received a corgi when she turned 13 and called it Susan. Since then, the monarch has had more than 30 of this breed.

He described the first time he met Queen Elizabeth’s corgis at the Balmoral Castle. The dogs ran toward him, barking, prompting McGrady to run. And this apparently elicited laughter from Her Majesty, the chef recalled.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is pictured. POOL/Tolga Akmen