Revealed: Is this what Princess Anne used to feed her children Zara and Peter when they were younger?

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  • When it comes to the Royal family, they're like most parents with the choice of food they give their children.

    Princess Anne was partial to serving up pies and choc ices to dinner guests, it’s been revealed.

    According to a background piece on the Princess Royal on MailOnline, the Princess serves her dinner guests pork pies or ‘anything by Fray Bentos’, along with boiled potatoes and either peas or green beans, whichever she can defrost quickest. She used to serve starters, too, but now regards them as a waste of time. She explained, ‘After all, one wants everyone out of the house by 9.15pm at the latest. For pudding, I pass them a choc ice to eat in the car.’

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    And if you’re wondering why, it’s apparently because she distrusts fancy talk and fancy food.

    Among those famous faces who have regularly dined are Alan Titchmarsh, Sir Bernard Ingham, Ann Widdecombe and Geoffrey Boycott.

    It’s also been revealed that to celebrate turning 70 next month, the Princess Royal is expected to celebrate the milestone birthday with a glass of barley water and a modest cake from the Mr Kipling range.

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    But will there be candles on the cake on August 15? Princess Anne once said, ‘I can never see the point of candles. Why bother lighting them if you’re just going to blow them out?’

    Unlikely then.