Her evening drink is usually a martini, a family friend says
Queen Elizabeth might love her daily drinks of gin and Dubonnet but her doctors are telling her she needs to stop.
The 95-years-young royal has been the picture of health, yet royal physicians still have some concerns.
“The Queen has been told to give up her evening drink, which is usually a martini,” a family friend told Vanity Fair .
“It’s not really a big deal for her, she is not a big drinker, but it seems a trifle unfair that at this stage in her life she’s having to give up one of very few pleasures.”
With her Platinum Jubilee celebrations mere months away, the partaking of beverages may no longer be happening.
“The alcohol has gone, her doctors want to make sure she is as fit and healthy as possible,” a second source told the magazine.
The Queen has had a rough go of it these last couple of years. Her husband died in April, one of her beloved dogs died a month later, her favourite grandson took off to America, and with COVID continuing to rage, her health is of the utmost importance to many.
It was once reported that the Queen consumed four alcoholic beverages a day but her former chef, Darren McGrady, put a pin in that, explaining that “ she’d be pickled if she drank that much.”
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With the nightly dry martinis a thing of the past, maybe she can go back to a glass of champagne before bed.
According to her late cousin, Margaret Rhodes, the Queen was a big fan of the bedtime bubbly.