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Stop by Stop: William and Kate’s Royal Tour of Canada

Stop by Stop: William and Kate’s Royal Tour of Canada


Prince William and his blushing bride are headed on their first trip as man and wife — and her first trip to North America. Landing first in Canada, the pair has a fully packed schedule of some of the country’s greatest sights, sounds, eats, and sleeps, from Ottawa to Yellowknife and from the Calgary Stampede to Canada Day celebrations. And while you may not be met by Canadian Prime Minister

Stephen Harper when you land nor have the opportunity to meet the troops of the Royal 22nd Regiment, you can follow the lead of the prince and princess (read: their genius trip planners) on their tour of our northern neighbor.

Ottawa

Their first stop will be Ottawa, where they’ll celebrate Canada Day (July 1) with hundreds of nationals dressed in red and white on Parliament Hill.

Take a walk by the scenic Rideau Canal, visit the Cold War Museum, and pass by Parliament Hill. Even after all that sightseeing, no trip to Ottawa would be complete without sampling shawarma from local favorite, Maroush, or the much-loved fare at Black Tomato or Tennessy Willems. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/zen!)

Montreal

An easy second stop, William and Kate will then move to Montreal where they’ll attend a cooking course at the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hotellerie du Quebec before taking an overnight trip aboard the HMSC Montreal toward Quebec City.

Instead of enrolling in a full curriculum at the Institute, sign up for a cooking, cocktails, or wine course at Ateliers et Saveurs on your Montreal trip. Tuck into beef carpaccio, lobster bisque, duck jambonneau, or the seared halibut at La Salle a Manger before taking a walk around the Parc Jean-Drapeau (the former site of the 1967 World’s Fair) and finding your favorite poutine. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/EssG)

Quebec City

Once they’ve met (and inspected) the troops of Canada’s Royal 22nd Regiment, they’ll tour the Citadel before moving onto Charlottetown.

If, like the royals, you have but one day in Quebec City, taking a peek at The Citadel is not a bad first stop. Watch the changing of the guards at 10 a.m., before taking a stroll in the Place-Royale. Then, having an old fashioned afternoon high tea at the Chateau Frontenac is well worth dressing up for, as is dinner at Patriarche.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Spending a night at Government House — the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island — the newlyweds will stroll down Great George Street before heading to Dalvay Lake where Prince William will take part in a search and rescue demonstration and the couple will both participate in a dragon boat race. The evening will hold a show highlighting Aboriginal, Acadian, and Celtic cultures.

The royal couple has been promised chocolate-covered potato chips and lobster while on Prince Edward Island, which are local treasures you should plan on enjoying as well. Charlottetown, the island’s capital, is a good landing base for your trip to PEI and you should take full advantage of the food scene and active lifestyle. Rent a bike, go fishing, or go sea kayaking to work up an appetite for fresh seafood from the Water Prince Corner Shop or a fancier meal at the Inn at Bay Fortune. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/Stephen Dyrgas)

Yellowknife

William and Kate will then move onto Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories — a decidedly more remote and small-town stop on their tour. They’ll attend a ceremony at Somba K’e Civic Plaza with First Nations people, before watching a street hockey game. Then they’ll move to Blachford Lake for an event with the Canadian Rangers.

Any visitor to Yellowknife should know it is an outdoor-lover’s paradise, though it is still an affluent town with plenty to see and do. Dog sledding, wildlife viewing, and fishing should come before tucking into a hearty meal at Fuego’s or sipping on a glass of wine at Le Frolic.

Calgary

Upon arrival, the couple will be given a gift of white cowboy hats in preparation for the legendary Calgary Stampede. The stop in Calgary will also include a tour of the zoo before they move onto a

quick three-day jaunt to California where they’ll attend a black-tie gala in Los Angeles.

To plan your trip to Calgary around the famous Stampede is well advised. A tour through Calgary’s Chinatown should also make your itinerary, as should the Devonian Botanical Gardens. Find a table at the Orchid Room for spicy tamarind seafood soup, pho soups, and veggie spring rolls or stop into Tubby Dog for a truly oversized hot dog topped with classic and inventive additions. (They even have a PBJ dog, which has peanut butter, jelly, and the option to add Cap’n Crunch... though that doesn't sound very royal to us.) (Photo courtesy of Flickr/gabri_micha)


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


Princess Diana's Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.”

“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.”

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ . ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don't know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about "her boys" . "William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me" I guess she nailed it.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

&mdash The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment.

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.”

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.


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