WINDSOR - UNDATED: HRH Queen Elizabeth II carries one of her pet dogs at Windsor Great Park,England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

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The Absurdly High-Class Diet The Queen's Dogs Followed
Queen Elizabeth II deeply loved all the 30 corgis she had throughout her lifetime, and it's probably no surprise that she did a great job keeping their food interesting by switching it up every day. Former Royal Chef Darren McGrady noted in an interview that dry kibble was off the table for the pups, and every week, the kitchen would get a menu specifically for the dogs.
As McGrady put it, "One day it would be beef, the next day chicken, the next day lamb, the next day rabbit and it alternated through those days." He added, "we would cook [the beef], dice it into really fine pieces and then we did same with the chicken. We'd poach them, and again chop them really, really small to make sure there were no bones so the dogs wouldn't choke."
Per royal historian and author of "Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor," Robert Lacey, "The queen's best friends were corgis, these short-legged, ill-tempered beasts with a yap that doesn't appeal to many people in Britain but was absolutely crucial to the Queen." Following her death, the dogs moved in with Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, his ex-wife.