It is alleged that the archetypal pizza of the kind was invented in 1889, when the Royal Palace of Capodimonte commissioned the Neapolitan pizza maker to create a special pizza for Queen Margherita's visit. He created 3 different pizzas. Of these 3 pizzas he cooked, the Queen selected the one swathed in the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella). That is why this kind, which is loved all over the world, of pizza is thought to be named after the Queen.

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