‘Knackered’ Queen ‘gives up lunchtime gin and evening martini’ on medical advice
The Queen has been in the news a lot this month after having to cancel her trip to Northern Ireland which was followed by her first stay in hospital in eight years.
And although she is still undertaking light duties, it's been reported the monarch is “knackered” and has “given up lunchtime gin and evening martini” on medical advice.
Earlier this month Queen Elizabeth was told to 'cut back' on martinis by doctors but now a source has told The Sunday Times that the 95 year old is “knackered” and that her private programme has been as busy as her public engagements in the last month with “a constant flow of lunches and dinners with family and friends, because the Queen does not want to dine alone”.
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It’s been a tough year for the monarch who was isolating at Windsor during the pandemic and earlier this year lost her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, whom had been her companion for 73 years.
The publication reveals that Queen Elizabeth wants to “keep busy but dry” and has reportedly given up her lunchtime gin and Dubonnet and her evening Martini on medical advice.
The source said: “She is fine, but needs the rest – she is saving her energy for Cop.”
Cop26 is the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is being held in beginning next month in Glasgow.
The monarch, who will celebrate her platinum jubilee next year, reportedly enjoys spending time with fellow 95 year old and royal nanny who looked after the Queen’s own children, Mabel Anderson.
A source said: “The Queen rings her up sometimes and Mabel goes and watches television with her. They are very cosy.”
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
The Queen was recently said to have been advised to go easy on the martinis after reports that doctors have advised the Queen to only drink on special occasions.
This is to ensure she stays as healthy as possible ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations coming up next June.
The Queen is very rarely seen drinking in public, but she's believed to enjoy a drink during her evenings at home.
The monarch has a busy time coming up with her Platinum Jubilee next year.
To mark the Queen's 70th year on the throne, the government has confirmed that the May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June.
This weekend will also be extended to include 3 June, which is a Friday.
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