News 16 October 2021

The Queen has given up alcohol according to reports

16 October 2021
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The Queen has given up alcohol according to reports. The 95-year-old monarch was told by doctors to give up her daily drinks in order to keep her healthy for her long list of upcoming engagements.

According to royal sources, the Queen would have a martini every evening, gin tipples and the occasional German wine or Zaza cocktail which is a mix of dubonnet, gin and lemon.

Another report said that The Queen is known to enjoy four alcoholic beverages a day.

A family friend of the royal told Vanity Fair, “The Queen has been told to give up her evening drink which is usually a martini. 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.”

The Queen has a busy winter season with several official engagements booked and next year the monarch will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee that will give members of the public a four day Bank Holiday weekend.

The celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee will take place from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022 and a number of events will take place including the lighting of Platinum Jubilee Beacons and a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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