I never expected the queen to make me feel like a lightweight, but here we are.
A recent look into her diet, which mostly involves fairly simple and nutritious foods like fish, vegetables and whole-grain cereal, revealed a big surprise — the queen regularly imbibes four drinks a day, including one before lunch.
Now, I don’t know about you, but if I have a cocktail before noon, it usually means I’ll be in bed with a headache by 3 p.m. (a lesson I’ll probably never learn thanks to a little thing called brunch).
But Queen Elizabeth celebrates midmorning with a glass of gin and Dubonnet on the rocks with a slice of lemon, something a lot stronger than the cup of tea you’d think she might reach for. That’s followed by a glass of wine with lunch, and according to her a cousin, a dry martini.
Before bed, she’ll sip a glass of fine Champagne, which is a lot classier than anything I would manage to do — in general, the more I drink the less refined my palate becomes, so if anything, I’d start my day with the Champagne and end it with a cup of gin (yes, I said cup and not glass, because I’m being realistic here, people).
Now, normally I’d look askance at someone who told me they have four drinks a day, but seeing that Queen Elizabeth is 91 and still a total baller who meets elephants, drives Jaguars and rules a country as though it were nothing, she definitely gets a pass.
If four drinks a day is the magic secret to her longevity and happiness, maybe we should all take a page out of her book. Well, maybe that doesn’t seem like a good blanket recommendation, but I think we can all agree on this — find what works for you and stick to it, no matter what the haters say. Oh, and always wear a fabulous hat. There’s a blanket recommendation for being more queenly that everyone can benefit from.