Queen’s head chef recognised for services to the monarchy

Mark Flanagan is the head chef of the royal household and has served the royal family for almost 20 years.

Queen’s head chef recognised for services to the monarchy

The Queen’s head chef has been made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO) by the monarch.

Mark Flanagan oversaw the dishes served at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 2018 wedding reception and has led the catering team at other major events like state banquets.

Rather than a formal sit-down dinner, Meghan and Harry’s guests were also served a selection of bowl food including 10-hour slow roasted Windsor pork belly with apple compote and crackling.

The head chef of the royal household has worked for some of the world’s best chefs, like Michel and Albert Roux and Raymond Blanc, and will celebrate 20 years working for the royal family next year.

Craft Guild of Chefs 50th anniversary party
The Countess of Wessex (left) and royal chef Mark Flanagan (centre) chat to a member of The City of Glasgow College in the Kitchens of Buckingham Palace (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Also recognised is the Duchess of Cornwall’s former private secretary Amanda MacManus who is made a Commander of the RVO.

Ms MacManus was Camilla’s long-time aide and has been a trusted confidant, as well as personal friend, for many decades.

Julian Payne, formerly the communications secretary to the Household of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, will be made a Member of the RVO.

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