Queen Elizabeth Rebels Against Doctors – Keeps Drinking Despite Being Told To Quit Alcohol
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly rebelling against the advice of her doctors by continuing to drink alcohol despite her recent health issues.
We previously reported that 95 year-old Queen Elizabeth had been told by her doctors that she had to give up alcohol. Now, however, it’s been revealed that the Queen is rebelling against her doctors’ advice by continuing to drink.
Earlier this year, popular random fact generator ÜberFacts posted that the Queen typically consumes four alcoholic drinks per day:
Queen Elizabeth II has four drinks a day
A glass of gin before lunch, some wine during lunch, a dry martini with dinner, and a glass of champagne following dinner
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) August 24, 2021
Queen Elizabeth Continues To Consume Alcohol
“It’s bad for her joints, and she can’t drink too much when she’s doing all these royal engagements – it’s not a job you can drink in,” royal sommelier Demetri Walters told Daily Mail.
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Despite this, Walters said that the Queen continues to enjoy a glass of wine with her dinner.
“I choose for the queen, but she’s quite exacting, as she doesn’t drink much wine at the moment,” he said, adding that the Queen has become “much more selective” about her wines.
Walters also claimed that the Queen’s oldest son prefers beer over any wine.
“He had this idea he couldn’t drink wine because it would make him too unwell in his old age, so, very unusually, I had to act as a beer sommelier for him,” Walters explained. “I didn’t dare tell him beer is even worse for you.”
Doctors Advise Queen Elizabeth To Give Up Alcohol
Back in October, a friend of the Queen’s told Vanity Fair that the monarch was told by doctors 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,” said the palace insider. “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 is said to drink a bone-dry gin martini, which also happens to be her son Prince Charles’ favorite cocktail.
She’s also been know to enjoy Dubonnet and gin with a slice of lemon and lots of ice, as well as a champagne nightcap before going to sleep.
When it comes to wine, the Queen told the head of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in 2019 that she has “vines in Windsor.”
“I don’t actually drink wine myself but I hear it’s very good,” the queen continued.
However, it’s been reported that the Queen likes to sip on a sweet German wine during dinner.
Queen Health Update
Recently, Queen Elizabeth has been suffering from some health issues with Buckingham Palace reporting that she sprained her back just last month.
“The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph,” the palace said in a statement at the time. “Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service.”
Remembrance Day is just one of several canceled appearances by the Queen in past months. She’s had canceled trips abroad and even missed Church citing health reasons. The trend was notable enough for Prince Charles to make a public statement.
ROYAL RETURN: Queen Elizabeth II made her first public appearance in nearly a month on Wednesday. The 95-year-old monarch appeared to be in good health after a “sprained back” forced her to miss a ceremony over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/9ou09urhFU
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 18, 2021
The Queen is trying to stay as healthy as possible so that she can celebrate her seventieth anniversary on the British throne next year with her Platinum Jubilee. We hope and pray that 95-year-old British monarch bis able to get there in good health!