Prince William was well known for having a cheeky streak during his early years and there are a number of stories to back this up, with an ancestor coming from a former royal leader
There are countless examples of Prince William having the ultimate cheeky streak when he was younger, whether it was blowing raspberries at his uncle’s wedding or misbehaving on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
One of the best stories, however, comes from a former palace chef who revealed the naughty trick the young prince played on his cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at Easter.
The royal family usually spends Easter at Windsor Castle. The family will attend a service at St. George’s Chapel, then return to enjoy a meal of roast lamb and seasonal vegetables.
Former royal chef Darren McGrady has explained that one year when Prince William and his cousins were children, he decided to make them a chocolate egg themed after the Hickory nursery rhyme Dickory Dock.
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But Prince William, being as cheeky as ever himself, had other plans in mind for the chocolate creation.
Addressing OK! Magazine, Mr McGrady said: “[The chocolate egg] had a clock on top hitting one and a sweet mouse coming out of a mouse hole. We sent him to the nursery on the silver platter, but 15 minutes later the footman brought him back.
“He said, ‘Nanny asked me to return this. Prince William just stood on a chair and bit off the mouse’s head, scaring Beatrice and Eugenie. “”
McGrady went on to say he sprang into action, quickly making another mouse to replace the one Prince William destroyed.
He went on to say, “I think Nanny put the egg away from William to make sure it didn’t happen again.”
Prince William is widely known for his love of chocolate – especially when used in one particular cake.
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McGrady – who has worked for various members of the royal family during his 15 years serving the crown – has previously explained that he used to create a chocolate biscuit cake for the queen – which he has called a “chocoholic” – and William liked it too.
In fact, he enjoyed it so much that he requested it as his fiancé’s cake for his wedding to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.
Prince William’s love of chocolate was also the main topic of discussion during the couple’s virtual visit to a Lancashire school in April 2020.
As the children showed off their Easter bonnets to the Duke and Duchess and talked about their plans for the day, William said: ‘There will be plenty of chocolate to eat. To which Catherine joked: “You keep eating it.”
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Much like her grandson, the Queen is famous for her very sweet tooth and has been known to regularly enjoy everything from chocolate to cakes.
McGrady previously spoke about how the monarch regularly takes afternoon tea and divulged exactly what she likes to eat.
He said: “When I started as a young chef at Buckingham Palace, it was fascinating to see how important afternoon tea was to the Queen.” He revealed the Queen was enjoying a ‘full afternoon tea of sandwiches and pastries’.
He says: “In terms of scones – one plain day and one day with folded raisins.
“Also, tiny pastries like raspberry tarts and cut cake, honey and cream sponge, fruitcake, banana bread, or her favorite chocolate cookie cake. All would be “washed down with a delicious cup of steaming Earl Gray tea.”
The chef previously told TODAY Food: “Chocolate Biscuit Cake is by far Her Majesty The Queen’s favorite tea cake. It is her favorite cake which she eats until it is gone. have more.
“If there was anything left when she had it at Buckingham Palace, it would then go to Windsor Castle so she could finish it there. I used to travel on the train from London to the castle from Windsor with the cookie cake in a box on my knee. It was half eaten.