Apparently the Queen always travels with Earl Grey teabags

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When you're a member of the royal family, travelling is a very different experience. Forget sitting in economy and paying £5 for a cheese and ham toastie - when the Queen flies, she has some very particular requests.

Prince Harry has been spotted on commercial flights, as were Prince William and Kate Middleton shortly after the private jet controversy, and the Duchess of Cambridge even gets her own seats for her dresses when she hops onboard.

However, when you're the Queen, you can go one step further and ensure that everything down to your favourite teabag is available to you.

Royal Correspondent Emily Andrews revealed what it's really like on a royal flight in a Channel 5 documentary, Secrets Of The Royal Flight. 

She said: 'She loves afternoon tea, it’s her favourite meal and she only drinks Earl Grey. So if you were the chef on board the Royal Plane you would definitely make sure that you had an entire supply of earl grey. Not just for the plane journey but wherever you were going on tour.'

When it comes to sandwiches, she apparently loves 'egg and cress sandwiches cut in particular ways and for supper, she always liked to start with smoked salmon'.

The Queen is also very particular about the water she drinks, according to Former Royal Spokesperson Dickie Arbiter who said: 'The only thing the Queen requests to have wherever she is is Malvern Water.

'She likes Malvern water, it’s refreshing and they usually take lots of it with her.'

Actually pretty lowkey considering she can literally request whatever she wants.

Jadie Troy-Pryde
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