While Her Majesty is in no way a regular drinker, her former chef Darren McGrady said she often likes to relax in the evening with a glass of her favourite drink of gin and Dubbonet.
“Just in the evening… she certainly doesn’t drink four glasses a day,” Darren said.
He added that her usual drink of choice at dinnertime is a German sweet wine.
The Queen’s rather unusual tipple request comes after it was revealed that she is seriously considering stepping down from her royal duties, so Charles can take his place on the throne.
According to Express, the Queen is seriously considering calling it a day when she turns 95 in two years, so that she can ensure the handing over of responsibilities is seamless.
In an interview with royal correspondent Robert Jobson, a former senior member of royal household made the claim about the Queen potentially stepping down.
“Her Majesty is mindful of her age and wants to make sure when the time comes, the transition of the Crown is seamless,” the insider said.
This story first appeared on New Idea.