Pie lunch served to The Queen in Sheffield - and the Royal party is given Hendo’s to go

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The Queen was shown the best of Sheffield today - and she took a bottle of its finest relish away with her.

Sheffield Council has confirmed the menu served to Her Majesty at Sheffield Town Hall in a civic lunch this afternoon, and that it did not include Henderson’s Relish.

The Queen and guests ate new potato, spring onion and Montgomery cheddar quiche with salad, followed by chicken and leek pot pie with spring vegetables.

There was optional gravy for the main course, but it did not include Henderson’s.

Dessert was the British favourite Queen of Puddings, or custard, cake and jam topped with meringue, followed by coffee and mints.

It is understood that several menus were presented to The Queen for a favourite to be selected.

However the Royal party was presented with a bottle of Henderson’s to take back to the Palace.

Chef Mark Cummins prepared the meal on behalf of Kier, where he is facilities manager. Kier does catering for the town hall.

Thousands of people gathered in Sheffield to welcome The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to Sheffield this morning.

Crowds were a dozen deep in places around Sheffield Cathedral, with people clambering on to walls, railings and bins in an attempt to get the best view.

Many people had waited hours to get a good view of the royals as they visited the city for Maundy Thursday.