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Queen Elizabeth's secret to a long life is something we can get on board with

Red (UK) logo Red (UK) 26/03/2019 Catriona Harvey-Jenner

Elizabeth II wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: At 92 years old, Queen Elizabeth is fighting fit. Considering she has spent a casual 67 years on the throne, we can only assume that she's got some kind of incredible secret to a long and healthy life. And that secret might just be a glass of champagne every day. © Getty Images At 92 years old, Queen Elizabeth is fighting fit. Considering she has spent a casual 67 years on the throne, we can only assume that she's got some kind of incredible secret to a long and healthy life. And that secret might just be a glass of champagne every day. At 92 years old, Queen Elizabeth is fighting fit. Considering most people retire in their sixties, whereas the monarch has spent a casual 67 years on the throne, we can only assume that she's got some kind of incredible secret to a long and healthy life.

And reading between the lines, I think I may have worked out exactly what that secret is: a glass of Champagne every day. Now that is a routine I could happily get myself on board with (if the funds allowed).

TOPSHOT - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II poses at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, London, on December 13, 2017 after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / John Stillwell        (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty TOPSHOT - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II poses at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, London, on December 13, 2017 after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / John Stillwell (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images) According to the Queen's cousin, Margaret Rhodes, Her Majesty is accustomed to having a glass of Champagne with every evening meal. While we don't know her exact brand of choice, there are eight varieties of champers that have been given Royal Warrants. These include Bollinger, Lanson, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot, Laurent Perrier, Krug, all of which were awarded the accolade after having been regular suppliers to the Royal Household for several years.

a man looking at the camera: It’s a life-long habit © Getty Images It’s a life-long habit Containing fewer calories than wine, and having been discovered in one scientific study to aid memory (unless you drink too much, of course), we can see why Champagne is the Queen's tipple of choice even into her nineties.But Champagne isn't the only alcohol the monarch sips daily. 

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According to her former chef Darren McGrady, Her Majesty enjoys a gin and Dubonnet (a sweet wine based aperitif) with a slice of lemon and a "lot of ice" shortly before lunch. During lunch itself, Queen Elizabeth is also known to sip on a glass of wine or a dry gin martini, which is a stellar effort if she does it every day - or if she opts for both.

Elizabeth II wearing a suit and tie holding a glass of wine: Cheers © Getty Images Cheers Sure, the NHS might insist that drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week puts you at risk of ill-health, but if it's worked for the Queen.

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