Original article from Kent Live
The Queen's favoured choice of breakfast is a specific one – like most of her morning routine.
According to Royal insiders featured in BestLife, several things take place every morning without fail.
Even when there is an element of choice – like with breakfast – Her Majesty appears to be a stickler for routine.
Served at 8.30am each morning, she is said to always have one of two choices.
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She usually enjoys a bowl of Special K, which she prefers to keep in a Tupperware container on the dining room table.
But she is said to have a much more lavish option if she feels like mixing things up.
According to her chef, the Queen often requests scrambled eggs (preferably brown ones, because apparently they taste better) along with smoked salmon and finally – wait for it – gratings of truffle.
Often thousands of pounds for a single one, truffles said to be hard to find, grow, or store for any length of time.
As well as the lavish breakfast, the rest of her morning routine is pretty precise too.
Queen Elizabeth is apparently woken at 7:30 a.m. by a member of her staff who enters Her Majesty's pale green bedroom to deliver her first cup of Earl Grey tea (with milk, no sugar).
It's served on a silver tray with a freshly pressed linen napkin, embossed with the royal cypher E II R draped across the top.
While the Queen sips her tea, her bedroom radio is tuned to BBC Radio 4 to listen to the news of the day.
Then comes the bath routine, also said to happen every single day.
Apparently the water must be the exact right temperature, taken by a wooden-cased thermometer, no more than seven inches high.
According to Express, Her Majesty is so fond of her morning bath she has even made time for them over the years while travelling on the Royal Train, where the operators were instructed to avoid bumpy tracks to make sure her bathwater wasn't splashed around.
The bizarrely specific routines and requests don't end there.
Every day at around 9am, a lone bagpiper plays outside her window for exactly 15 minutes.
The Queen walks to the terrace of Buckingham Palace to enjoy what is apparently a time-honoured tradition dating back to her great great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
A Palace insider told The Daily Mail: "It creates a really lovely, evocative atmosphere and sets you up for the day."
Gosh, what have the rest of us been thinking not ordering one.
Finally, at 9.30am, the Queen is at her Chippendale desk in her sitting room office, diving into what usually winds up being two hours of paperwork.
She also reviews a daily briefing of news stories from television and radio prepared by her press secretary, along with the morning's newspapers.
According to The Daily Mail, there is a crystal double inkwell on the Queen's desk that contains both the black ink Her Majesty uses to sign official documents as well as her favourite green ink that she uses for her personal letters.
The desk's blotting paper is black so no one can read what she's written by holding it up to a mirror, and it's also replaced every day.
When Her Majesty has gotten through all of that she presses a button under the desk and summons her private secretary with the words, "Would you like to come up?"
And that's where the morning routine ends and her day truly starts.
Clearly then the Queen is a woman of routine.
And when it includes incredible things like salmon and truffles and a personal serenade, who could blame her for wanting them so often?