Britain’s King Charles and his wife Camilla have chosen a “coronation quiche” recipe for next month’s coronation celebrations, Buckingham Palace said on Monday.
The spinach, fava bean and tarragon dish is a tribute to the Coronation Chicken, a curry and mayonnaise dish invented in 1953 for the coronation of Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and still enjoyed today.
The palace said on its website that the dish, handpicked by Charles and Queen Camilla, could be “easily adapted to different tastes and preferences” and served as a recipe for hundreds of communal lunches across the UK. The UK is set to celebrate the event on May 6.
Charles will be crowned in a pompous ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, a tradition dating back 1,000 years and featuring foreign heads of state and dignitaries.
“A deep quiche with a crispy crust and delicate flavors of spinach, fava beans and fresh tarragon. Eaten hot or cold with a green salad and boiled potatoes,” reads the recipe on the royal website, with the royal chef preparing the dish. A video clip of a dish.
The royal family has been slowly releasing details of the coronation, which will be on a smaller scale than Elizabeth’s, partly reflecting modern times and the cost of living crisis.