British Royal Family

The Queen found a SLUG in her salad and her sassy reaction was priceless

Our reigning monarch knows how to throw some shade!

By Jess Pullar

They say you don't make friends with salads, and it appears the Queen can't help but agree.

While Queen Elizabeth is no doubt given the royal treatment when it comes to being cooked for, sometimes things slip through the cracks.

And in one particular recent instance, the Queen's kitchen staff proved that things can get a little, well, sloppy.

The Queen was faced with a rather unexpected surprise in her salad. *(Image: Getty)*
The Queen was faced with a rather unexpected surprise in her salad. (Image: Getty)

While tucking into a nice healthy salad recently, the Queen got a little more than she bargained for when she came across a slimy garden slug.

This sort of debauchery would normally be a cause for many to flip out and send their salad back right where it came from. But Queen Elizabeth the II had other ideas.

Instead of raising a formal complaint with her kitchen staff, she reportedly ripped a page from a comment book where she usually passes on her satisfaction, and placed the slug on it.

And while she may be 92 years old, she's clearly still got some sass - the Daily Mail reported that alongside the slug she cheekily wrote: "I found this in the salad - could you eat it?"

The shade!

Lucky for the chef, Elizabeth is always up for a chuckle. *(Image: Getty)*
Lucky for the chef, Elizabeth is always up for a chuckle. (Image: Getty)

The Queen's light-hearted reaction may have come as a result of her preference for organic, healthy food - the slug only proves that it really is fresh from the garden!

In fact, the Queen is so dedicated to eating organic that she now rejects any non-organic foods, according to Darren McGrady, a former royal chef who worked at the palace for 15 years.

He told British newspaper Express: "Try including strawberries on the menu in January and she'll scrub out the line and say don't dare send me genetically modified strawberries."

He added: "She absolutely does eat seasonal."

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The chef revealed the Queen's usual day on a plate, which includes a choice of cereals, yogurt and marmalade on toast for breakfast.

It would come as no surprise that she's partial to a high tea in the afternoon, complete with sandwiches (crusts not included!) and cake.

And her favourite sweet dish of all? A chocolate biscuit cake, which Elizabeth enjoys a small slice of every single day.

With her salad in tact, it looks as though she enjoys a very well balanced diet.

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The Queen and Prince Philip are well-looked after at Buckingham Palace. *(Image: Getty)*
The Queen and Prince Philip are well-looked after at Buckingham Palace. (Image: Getty)

This isn't the first time the Queen has turned her nose up at something of late - a senior courtier revealed in September that the Queen was upset by a scene in Netflix's The Crown, which didn't portray Prince Philip in the best light.

Up until then, it was widely understood that the Queen and other members of the royal family, including Princess Eugenie, enjoyed watching the television show.

But a second season episode where Charles is depicted as the victim of bullying during his school days at Gordonstoun left Queen Elizabeth "particularly annoyed". The scene in question showed Philip displaying no sympathy for his troubled son.

"Philip has no sympathy for a plainly upset Charles while he is flying him home from Scotland. That simply did not happen," the source said.

"I can convey that [Queen Elizabeth] was upset by the way Prince Philip is depicted as being a father insensitive to his son's well-being."

If her sassy response to her chef was anything to go by, we'd love to know what Elizabeth had to say about the show's producers after watching this particular episode!