The Queen is a fan of Tunnock’s teacakes, says Sir Boyd Tunnock

The Queen is a fan of Tunnock’s teacakes, its inventor has revealed after receiving his knighthood at Buckingham Palace.

Sir Boyd Tunnock with his knighthood following the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Picture: Dominic Lipinski - WPA/Getty Images

Sir Boyd Tunnock said she chose the teacake from the Scottish brand over the caramel wafer, which was created by his father.

Sir Boyd, 86, who runs the family-owned business in Uddingston, South ­Lanarkshire, received his honour on Thursday for services to business and charity.

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Afterwards, he said: “She said she prefers the ­teacakes and I said I’ll send her some over.”

Sir Boyd created the ­Tunnock’s teacake – marshmallow on a biscuit base coated in chocolate – in 1956.

The caramel wafer, made up of five layers of wafer, four layers of caramel and fully coated in chocolate, was created by Sir Boyd’s father Archie in 1952.

Sir Boyd joked: “I prefer the caramel wafers but only because we make more money from them.”

Describing the investiture ceremony, Sir Boyd said it was “excellent” and “awesome” to receive his honour from the Queen.

“It was very regal,” he said. “The music was great, I was standing there swaying and I could have danced all night.

“The Queen is so nice and makes you feel very relaxed.”