Following Doctor's Advice, Queen Elizabeth Just Made This Big Change To Her Daily Diet

So much for the evening tipple. Following doctor's orders, Queen Elizabeth II is giving up alcohol. At least for now. As reported by Vanity Fair, doctors suggested Her Royal Highness abstain from drinking at least through February 6, 2022, the day that marks her 70th anniversary as Queen of the United Kingdom — surely that deserves a toast!

To be clear, nothing in Vanity Fair's article suggests Queen Elizabeth is experiencing any alcohol-related health issues. The article quoted one source that said, "Her doctors want to make sure she is as fit and healthy as possible." Another source, identified as a family friend, expressed dismay at the doctor-ordered directive, noting, "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."

A tipple a day seems to be key to longevity in the Royal Family

While she sometimes relies on a walking stick for comfort, the 95-year-old monarch is reportedly in good health, according to Daily Mail. While Queen Elizabeth rarely imbibes in public — with the exception of raising a glass as appropriated at occasional celebratory and state functions — she's known to enjoy a tipple in private. Referencing the Vanity Fair article, Food & Wine reported The Queen often indulges in a glass of sweet wine with dinner, followed by a dry martini after dinner. She's also partial to Dubonnet and gin for one of her other favorite cocktails.

The Daily Mail offered a bit more insight into royal drinking habits in their article, which shows many in the family like a good cocktail. The article recalls a time when The Queen's late cousin, Margaret Rhodes, revealed Her Royal Majesty likes to savor a bit of Champagne at bedtime. It seems Rhodes may have been a little loose with sharing inside information. The Daily Mail reports she also revealed Queen Elizabeth's mother, the Queen Mother who died in 2002 when she was 101-years-old, typically enjoyed Dubonnet and gin before lunch, a martini before dinner, wine with meals, and Champagne at bedtime. Hopefully the Queen can indulge every now and then in the future.