Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 after serving as England's head of state for seven decades, making her the longest-tenured monarch of Britain. Throughout her life at Buckingham Palace, she expressed many of her dining opinions, and she once made her opinion about a particular salad known in a poignant way.
An excerpt from Charles Oliver's 2019 book "Dinner at Buckingham Palace" recounts the time Queen Elizabeth II found an unexpected traveler in a salad she was served. The surprising "ingredient" was a slug nestled among the greens.
The book goes on to say that Queen Elizabeth placed the slug on a piece of paper, writing, “I found this in the salad — could you eat it?,” which was then sent to the kitchen. For the kitchen staff that day, though, this incident could be one of the most interesting memories of Britain's longest-reigning monarch.