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A rare and amusing insight into the domestic life of the Royal household during the early 20th century has emerged through the archive of a servant.<br />
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Jean Barlerin was sent notes from King George V and Queen Mary complaining about some of the food served up to them.<br />
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One note stated: "The plain rolls on board Britannia yesterday for tea were very tough."<br />
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Another read: "The King & Queen do not want any more of these biscuits ordered as they do not like them."<br />
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One of the 60 scraps of paper kept by Jean included a bizarre exchange about the provenance marmalade served to the Duke of Connaught - the third son of Queen Victoria.