Gloucester lamprey pie is fit for the Queen

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Chefs in Gloucester are to cook a lamprey pie for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June.

The tradition of the city sending one of the pies to the reigning monarch each Christmas dates back to the Middle Ages, but the custom died out in the 19th Century.

However, Gloucester still prepares one of the pies, made from the eel-like jawless vertebrates, on special occasions.

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