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Queen has stopped drinking alcohol daily except dinner wine

18:26, 30 November 2021
Queen has stopped drinking alcohol daily except dinner wine Photo: REUTERS

The Queen who is currently undergoing health issues has stopped the daily consumption of her favourite dry martinis, according to a sommelier of the royal family.


From now on the Queen has limited herself to drinking only wine during dinner.

Demetri Walters who is a royal sommelier of the royal family who had to become a "beer sommelier" for Prince Philip said that the Queen currently has a lot of royal engagements to attend and she cant drink at all of them as it is bad for her joints.

"It’s bad for her joints, and she can’t drink too much when she’s doing all these royal engagements — it’s not a job you can drink in," he told the Daily Mail.

His announcement contradicted the gossip that the Queen has given up on alcohol completely. Previously, "it is said the Queen enjoys a few drinks during the day, including a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, a glass of sweet German wine with her dinner - and previously, a dry martini before bed," the outlet wrote.

She did, however, also reduce the consumption of the wine and drink it more rarely.

"I choose for the Queen, but she’s quite exacting, as she doesn’t drink much wine at the moment,” the sommelier said.

The Queen who is currently 95-years-old recently said that she feels herself “far better” and is ready to host Christmas evening following a back sprain.

She had spent a night in a hospital caused by an unconfirmed condition, raising even more fears about her health, especially considering that she did not attend several major events in recent weeks.

Among the events that she missed were the COP26 summit and she also did not appear at British Remembrance day despite being expected to be there.

The Queen had earlier passed the first wedding anniversary without her husband Prince Philip who died back in April at 99 years of age.