Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II eats her banana using a fork. Pictured: The Queen attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial on November 11, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Queen Elizabeth II uses a fork when eating bananas due to an absurd reason.

Darren McGrady, the author of “Eating Royally,” recently shared a rare insight into the strange world of catering for Her Majesty. He said that the Queen refuses to take bites from the banana because she doesn’t want to look like a monkey.

McGrady also said that the Queen first slices off the top and bottom parts of the banana before removing the skin lengthwise. She then chops the banana into small bite pieces and picks them up using her fork.

Many years ago, when McGrady just got hired to work in the Queen’s kitchen he was asked to prepare carrots. He initially thought that the carrots were going to be served to the Queen as her snack, but he found out that it was actually for Her Majesty’s horses.

“She really likes her carrots, doesn’t she?” McGrady told the kitchen chief (via Daily Star).

“No, they are not for the Queen, but for her horse,” he was told.

McGrady also said that the Queen dislikes garlic so this is an ingredient that is never served when she’s around. However, the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, loves garlic.

“If we were at Balmoral and she was out, we’d slather his steak in garlic. But when she was at the table, there was no garlic at all. It was seen as anti-social,” he explained.

In related news, the Queen also made headlines this week after it was reported that she feared Prince Charles’ nanny Helen Lightbody. Penny Junor, the author of “Princes of the Palace” shared the story of how Her Majesty saw Lightbody as a dragon.

“The Queen had a nanny who frankly terrified her, she was called Helen Lightbody, and she was a dragon! The Queen really didn’t enjoy going into the nursery, so that was another factor that kept the Queen away from Charles,” she said (via Express).

Junor also revealed that the Queen was unable to bond with Prince Charles during the first days of his life because she suffered from measles.