Hardcover - COOKING / Essays & Narratives. Lovingly curated by Charles Oliver, who was born into the royal household as the son of a royal servant, this book features exclusive photographs, recipes, anecdotes and menus that span across three generations of royal dining. Oliver grew up with the Royal Family, spending over 60 years in their service. Over that time, he developed an interest in royal eating habits, having been witness to the meals of Queen Victoria, George V and Queen Mary, and Elizabeth II. This compilation offers a never-before-seen glimpse into the intimate affair of afternoon tea in the Royal Household, as well as the more formal proceedings of a state supper, alongside a brief insight into the history of royal cooking.