She is known to be a chocolate-lover, even keeping a box in her private rooms to prevent her family from swiping them.
Now, Her Majesty’s favourite chocolates have been revealed: the rose and violet creams by Charbonnel et Walker.
According to Adam Lee, the firm’s chief chocolatier, the monarch has "very floral tastes" and holds a list of her preferred treats with the company, one of the few chocolatiers to hold a Royal Warrant to the Queen, which allows the company to display the Royal Coat of Arms alongside their own logo.
Mr Lee appears on ITV’s Billion Pound Bond Street on Thursday night, in which cameras go behind the scenes of the London shopping area to see how high-end businesses are surviving during the pandemic.
He said: "The Queen does have a list of favourite chocolates with us. But I’m not allowed to divulge that directly to you.
"However, I can just say that she has very floral tastes, which may become evident if we look at the chocolates a little bit later… but maybe we should start with our two most popular chocolates, which are rose and violet creams. I never said a word, never said a word."
Rose and violet creams are a favourite of the Queen
Credit: Charbonnel et Walker
Charbonnel et Walker, where a box of chocolates can cost up to £280, opened in Bond Street in 1875 when Edward VII asked his favourite chocolate maker Madame Charbonnel to move from Paris to London.
Mr Lee added: "King Edward VII, who is our current Queen’s great-grandfather … his favourite chocolate was made by Madam Charbonnel in Paris, and he persuaded her to come over here.
"We are so lucky to have Her Majesty’s Royal Warrant. We have lots of pictures of the Queen and the royal family around the shop, they were given to us by the palace."
The monarch is also known to be fond of “chocolate biscuit cake,” a royal family favourite that the Duke of Cambridge requested be served at his wedding.
Former Buckingham Palace chef Darren McGrady once said that the Queen was a “chocoholic” but claimed she only liked dark chocolate, “the darker the better.”
He said Bendicks Bittermints, small dark chocolate treats filled with mint which earned the Royal Warrant in 1962, were Her Majesty’s “favourite for snacking”.
Other iconic customers have included Princess Diana, Princess Margaret, Wallis Simpson, Sir John Gielgud, and Noel Coward.