And those “shooting lunches”
A very important part of the hunting experience is the lunch that follows, and the Queen takes that part very seriously, according to former Royal chef Darren McGrady. McGrady told TODAY “shooting lunches…always had to be hearty meals,” including lots of stews and mashed potatoes. “Beef bourguignon could be made with beef or with venison off the estate,” he said, although Her Majesty is known to prefer the version with venison.
A good game of charades
“To celebrate Yuletide, the Royal family is said to enjoy a game of Charades,” according to the Daily Star, and the Queen is a “big fan” of the activity, although “she may be a sore loser if she isn’t victorious.”
The Queen is a huge fan of traditional Scottish dancing and throws an annual party at Balmoral, the Royal family’s Scottish home, to celebrate the activity. But that’s not the only dancing in which the Queen partakes. In fact, Her Majesty is known to be an accomplished dancer, to the point where Netflix’s The Crown saw no harm in embellishing the scene where she dances with Ghana’s president, Kwame Nkrumah (which really happened in the early 1960s) so that it appears the dance, itself, informed Ghana’s decision to remain within the British Commonwealth.