According to a magazine quoting a close member, the Queen has been ‘advised to stop drinking by royal doctors.’

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Due to her hectic autumn itinerary, Her Majesty, who is in good physical health and has been observed using a walking stick during recent engagements in Wales for no apparent medical reason, has supposedly been advised to avoid alcohol except for exceptional occasions.

Doctors have also provided the advice ahead of the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee festivities next June, according to two people close to the monarch reported in a magazine.

A family friend is claimed to have told Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl that the Queen has been instructed to give up her evening drink, which is generally a martini. ‘It’s not a big concern for her; she’s not a big drinker, but it seems a little unjust that she’s having to give up one of her few joys at this point in her life.’

The monarch is rarely seen drinking in public, but palace sources say that, like her son Prince Charles, her preferred alcoholic beverage is a dry martini.

The 95-year-old is also said to like a glass of sweet wine with supper, while her late relative Margaret Rhodes is said to have drunk a glass of champagne before bed.

‘The alcohol is gone,’ a second insider told the magazine, ‘and her physicians want to make sure she’s as fit and healthy as possible.’

Her Majesty is said to frequently request Dubonnet and gin, which is the Queen Mother’s favorite drink.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, the Queen’s Northern Ireland residence, announced in February that it would create its own gin, made from rose petals from the gardens and apples and pears from the castle’s Wall Garden.

The Rademon Estate, Northern Ireland’s first craft gin distillery, partnered up with the Northern Ireland home, which is 20 minutes from Belfast.

It comes after the Royal Collection Trust’s official Buckingham Palace gin, which was launched in July 2020, sold out online in less than eight hours.

The Queen Mother’s eldest sister, Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon, designed the Granville Rose Garden in the 1940s and 1950s, with the Queen and her sister Margaret visiting their aunt and uncle as young princesses and enjoying the stunning gardens.

The monarch debuted a new gin produced with herbs cultivated on her Sandringham estate in November of last year.

Sandringham Celebration Gin was created in a distillery on the estate in north Norfolk and costs £50 for a 50cl bottle.

It was the Royal family’s third gin brand, capitalizing on the drink’s increasing popularity.

Just months after the Royal Collection Trust began selling a Buckingham Palace variation, Prince Charles released his own organic Highgrove gin.

Because the 20,000-acre Sandringham estate is her private property, the Sandringham gin is the one most closely associated with the Queen.



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