How much The Queen drinks after she’s advised to ‘give up lunchtime gin and afternoon Martini’

Queen Elizabeth was recently told to go easy on the martinis.

The monarch, 95, is known to enjoy a tipple or two but at the advice of her doctors, it's thought Her Majesty will be cutting down.

But how much was the Queen drinking in the first place?

Well, her former chef Darren McGrady once told CNN that the monarch's favourite drink is a gin and Dubonnet.

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After claims that she drank four glasses a day, he said: "She'd be pickled if she drank that much."

He added: "She doesn't wake up in the morning and have a large gin and tonic."

In the evening, however, she's known to enjoy a tipple he confirmed, saying she'll opt for a German sweet wine.

"Just in the evening. She certainly doesn't drink four glasses a day," he added.

Darren discussed what the Queen likes to drink after reports guested she has four alcoholic drinks a day – far more than the recommended alcohol limit of 14 units per week.

The Queen is also believed to enjoy a a glass of wine at lunch, and a dry martini or glass of Champagne in the evening, with her favoured champers brands including Bollinger and Lanson.

Vanity Fair reported that doctors have advised the Queen to only drink on special occasions.


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This is to ensure she stays as healthy as possible ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations coming up next June.

A family friend told the publication: "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.”

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The Queen is very rarely seen drinking in public, but she's believed to enjoy a drink during her evenings at home.

Her Majesty will now enjoy water and soft drinks in exchange, with the source continuing to say: "The alcohol has gone, her doctors want to make sure she is as fit and healthy as possible."

The Queen 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.

The weekend will also be extended to include 3 June, which is a Friday, hurrah!

And it looks set to be a big celebration with an impressive budget set to one side for the events.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is believed to have a huge budget of between £10 million and £15 million.

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