The Final Bite
Dinner with the Queen or King of England is undoubtedly an illustrious affair. It’s also a complicated dance of etiquette and protocol. Generally speaking, everyone else follows the monarch’s lead when dining in their presence. Queen Elizabeth had her own very particular rule that everyone knew to follow while at the dinner table.
Whenever Queen Elizabeth stopped eating, dinner was over. No one was allowed to take another bite after the Queen was finished! Thankfully, the Queen was not a fast eater. She would always assess who was at the table and the pace with which the dinner was progressing. Ever the polite monarch, she would adjust her pace to accommodate people who needed more time.