5th May 2023 - 07:00
To celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation, which is taking place on Saturday 6th May, we have brought back an old favourite- Fun Friday Food Facts.
- Walkers has released two limited edition Coronation Sensations flavours including regal lamb & mint and King prawn cocktail.
- The official dish of the coronation is a quiche, which was chosen by King Charles III and Camilla.
- During the Coronation of King Richard II in 1377, the King’s feast included 200 oxen, 2,000 sheep, 1,000 capons, 500 pigs as well as 400 peacocks.
- Angela Wood was a Cordon Bleu cookery school student when she was asked to ‘perfect’ the Coronation chicken dish for the Queen Elizabeth II’s banquet in 1953.
- According to a recent poll the most popular food to have at a Coronation garden party is sausage rolls (48% of guests were planning to use them), Victoria sponge cake (40%), cocktail sausages (37%), scones with cream and jam (31%) and potato salad (29%).
- Trade body UKHospitality estimates that The King’s Coronation bank holiday weekend alone is set to deliver an individual boost of £350 million to the sector.
- Crates of a rare ‘Coronation Ale’ brewed almost 90 years ago for King Edward VIII’s Coronation are being auctioned off by Greene King, with all proceeds going to charity.
- Balmoral Castle & Estate has launched an exclusive limited Balmoral Coronation edition highland single malt scotch whisky in celebration of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
- During the Coronation of King George IV in 1821, the banquet included turtle soup, venison and a dessert made of strawberries and cream.