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The answer, he prescribed, was a strict diet of Benger’s Food, a special concoction of milk and wheat that soothed the stomach while staving off hunger pangs.
She’d followed his instructions and swallowed down the Benger’s.
It’s fair to say that eating was an obsession for Victoria.
Given Albert’s abstemious nature, it’s not hard to imagine who had the lion’s share.
On a different evening at home that same month, the three of them scoffed poached eggs and a clear chicken soup; sole gratin and fried whiting; roast beef and capon with asparagus; vol-au-vents with béchamel sauce and grilled eggs; and apricot flan and waffles ‘mit creme’.
Clothing she wore in later life shows that Victoria — who stood just 5ft tall — had a waistline measuring 45 inches.
A number of pairs of her royal underwear have emerged at auction — one of which measured 50 in at the waist at full stretch.