With both of the titles UK's longest-reigning monarch and the world's longest female head of state under her belt, one has to wonder the secret behind Queen Elizabeth II's sprightly 65 years on the royal throne. As it turns out, the answer might lie in opening a bottle of gin before noon. (Seriously.)
According to The Independent, the Queen's cousin, Margaret Rhodes, revealed the British monarch's daily drinking habits, which she alleges never vary on a day-to-day basis.
"She takes a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, with a slice of lemon and a lot of ice. She will take wine with lunch and a dry Martini and a glass of champagne in the evening."
The online newspaper also goes on to say the Queen's booze intake comes in at around six units (the standard used to measure alcohol portions in the UK) each day, which would technically make her a binge drinker according to government standards. Despite what the National Health Service might say though, you can't deny that Queen E is still pretty peppy at the ripe young age of 91.
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