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Ex-Royal chef calls Scilly her fondest memory

A former chef to Prince Charles and Princess Diana has said a trip to Scilly is her favourite memory of her 11 years with the family.

Carolyn Robb, who grew up in South Africa, was the personal chef to the royal couple and sons William and Harry from 1989 to 2000.

The job involved travelling both within the UK and on state visits abroad to countries including Brazil, Trinidad, Guyana, Mexico and Nepal. She was also on the royal yacht Britannia during the handover of Hong Kong.

However, Carolyn has said that the best time of all was the family's visit to the Isles of Scilly.

She told the Daily Mail: “My happiest memory is of accompanying the family to the Scilly Isles, off Cornwall, for a wonderful summer holiday. It was a week of picnics, bicycle rides and exploring the island."

She also picked Scilly as her fondest memory when asked by Travelzoo, saying: "It was the perfect location for children and it was wonderful to see the family off-duty where they were able to go on bike rides, enjoy picnics and do the simple things that are just not possible for them to enjoy in their everyday lives."

Carolyn, who wrote the book The Royal Touch: Simply Stunning Home Cooking from a Royal Chef, is currently appearing on TV show Royal Recipes on ITV Choice.

Picture by ACC Editions.


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