Queen Elizbeth II has been advised by her doctors to cut down on her intake of alcohol.
The Queen is known to enjoy a drink and has often been advised to forego her evening martini that she usually enjoys daily, according to magazine Vanity Fair.
The Queen, who is in good health physically has been seen using a cane for some time now including when she addressed the Welsh Parliament, but little change otherwise has been advised to let go off alcohol apart from only special occasions.
“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,” the report quoted a source.
After the passing of her husband Prince Philip in April, the Queen, after a period of mourning again stepped out for engagements and events across the country in recent months.
While the Queen mostly enjoys her drink in private, she does it in the evenings and that she enjoys a dry martini, which is also the favourite of Prince Charles. During dinner time, the Queen is known to also enjoy a glass of sweet wine and her late cousin Margaret Rhodes had said that the monarch also drinks a glass of champagne before bed.
Now, after her doctors’ advice, the Queen will forego all that and instead drink only water and soft drinks, unless there’s some special occasion.
The Queen is a fan of Dubonnet and gin and last year the Buckingham Palace also brought out its own brand of gin.