Queen Elizabeth II reportedly enjoyed a ‘bone-dry gin martini’
Queen Elizabeth II hasn’t given up alcohol completely.
This claim was made by royal attendant Demetri Walters, who also revealed why doctors had reportedly advised the reigning monarch to skip the daily martini.
“It’s bad for her joints, and she can’t drink too much when she’s doing all these royal functions — it’s not a job you can drink,” Walters said. UK dailymail on Tuesday.
Walters alleged that the 95-year-old monarch continues to enjoy a glass of wine with her meal.
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“I opt for the Queen, but she’s pretty strict, because she doesn’t drink much at the moment,” he said, noting that Elizabeth has become “much more selective” about her wines.
As Elizabeth’s eldest son, Walters said that Prince Charles loved beer more than any vintage.
Walters explained, “He had the idea that he couldn’t drink because it made him very unhealthy in his old age, so, unusually, I had to act as a beer sommelier for him.” “I dare not tell him that beer is worse for you.”
According to the outlet, Walters worked for Royal wine supplier Berry Brothers. Today, he is an independent consultant to clients including royalties.
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In October, a family friend of the emperor told Vanity Fair Doctors told her to skip the evening drink “which is usually a martini.”
The palace insider explained, “It’s really not a big deal for her, she doesn’t drink a lot.” “But it seems a trivially unfair that one of the very few pleasures he has to give up at this stage in his life.”
Sources close to Elizabeth told the outlet that doctors advised the Queen to give up alcohol except on special occasions to ensure she is as fit as possible for her busy schedule as well as for Platinum Jubilee celebrations next June.
According to multiple reports, the British royal is said to enjoy a dry gin martini, which also happens to be a favorite of Prince Charles. Buckingham Palace also has its own brand.
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Plus, it’s reported that the Queen also likes a tipple of Dubonnet and gin with a slice of lemon and lots of ice, as well as a champagne nightcap before bed.
As for wine, she told the head of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in 2019 that she has “vines in Windsor.”
“I don’t really drink alcohol myself but I’ve heard it’s pretty good,” Rani said.
However, it was previously reported that Elizabeth sometimes enjoys sipping a sweet German wine during dinner.
Elizabeth was recently seen using a cane at a Westminster Abbey service to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an armed forces charity. She was previously photographed using a cane in 2003, although that was after knee surgery.
Elizabeth’s daughter, Princess Anne, handed him mobility equipment as they both exited a limousine for service in central London. The queen smiled and appeared to be moving freely to her seat in the church.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
In November, the palace revealed that Elizabeth had sprained her back and therefore would not be able to attend a ceremony at the Cenotaph Memorial in London to honor service members who sacrificed their lives for the United Kingdom.
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“Following a sprain in her back, Her Majesty has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph,” the statement said. “His Excellency is disappointed that she will miss the service.”
When asked about his mother, Charles, 73, revealed that “she is fine.”