King Charles III, who hosted the first state banquet of his reign on Tuesday, delighted fans with an unprecedented glimpse inside the Buckingham Palace kitchen.
The royal family’s official Instagram account gave followers a behind-the-scenes look at the palace staff’s preparations ahead of a state banquet held at the palace in honor of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
In the heartwarming video, royal chefs can be seen creating stunning pink flowers from moldable sugar, before painting them with edible glitter and displaying them in gold dishes.
The post read: “South Africa’s national flower, the protea, has been recreated from sugar and painted with food colouring, to be served with petit fours and coffee.”
Viewers were also given an insight into the endless vegetable preparation that precedes the state banquet, with chefs washing, peeling and chopping an array of seasonal produce.
The royal family’s social media account is usually reserved for official photography from royal visits or statements from the royal family, but the unusual video surprised fans.