Quirky royal tradition even changes the shape of the Queens sandwiches to round

We all have a few quirks when we are eating, so it is no surprise that the Queen does as well.

At 95, Her Majesty is probably entitled to ask for a few things to be done in a certain way and it turns out the way she eats certain foods is no different.

A royal chef has revealed that there is also a common trait the Queen shares with many of her subjects, on the simple matter of tucking into a good old-fashioned sandwich.

Some of us like to cut the crusts of our sandwiches or combine slightly strange foods with one another. Pineapple on pizza, anyone? However, the Queen's tradition actually relates to the shape of her sandwich and should not be meddled with.

There is an old superstition that dictates what shape the royal's sandwiches must be and is one of many odd traditions observed by the UK's most famous family.

So what is the tradition and why must the Queen's sandwiches be a particular shape?

What shape are the Queen's sandwiches?

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We have all heard the old wives' tales, don't swim after eating, chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years after eating and hair of the dog cures a hangover, but it is not just us that observe strange superstitions, the royals do as well.

Royals do not like triangular or square sandwiches and the Queen must have round sandwiches.

Sadly for the royals, this means they are unable to enjoy the delicate delights of the Tesco meal deal, presumably. At the very least, they would choose the sushi option.

If you fancy a royal-style party for this coming jubilee, remember to make your sandwiches round.

Why does the Queen eat round sandwiches?

The royal superstition comes from an old tale that believes anyone serving the royals food in a particular shape could have it in for them.

Former royal chef Graham Newbould explained in the documentary Secrets of the Royal Kitchen: "The royals never have square sandwiches because tradition has it that anyone presenting them with pointed-edged food is trying to overthrow the throne of England."

Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert is also believed to have avoided food that was the same shape as a coffin, believing it to be unlucky.

Applying the same logic, we can also assume the Queen and other royal family members choose not to eat food in the shape of a corgi being kicked in the head by a horse.

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