Royal pundits have suggested that the Queen’s moderate use of alcohol might be one of the secrets to her longevity and mental wellbeing.
Have you ever sat tired on a cold and rainy evening wondering what it would be like if it were possible to instantly get to your favourite bar (restaurant) without spending an hour crammed inside public transport? Well, it turns outs it is possible, you just have to be the Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, or her close friend.
According Richard Eden, an editor at the Daily Mail, the monarch has a secret (not anymore, Your Highness) tunnel in a palace that leads straight to a top London bar, said to be her favourite. Mr Eden revealed he had learned this information while partying with Jack Brooksbank, husband of Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie.
“There is one to Dukes Bar from St James’s Palace. I haven’t used it yet, but I’d love to check it out”, Brooksbank said, as per the journalist.
Now THAT’S my Queen!
— Jamie Rule (@Rulemeister) October 3, 2021
Did he not understand the meaning of ‘secret’? 😳
— Glyn-Oh behave! ‘Wabbit’🦉🐶🧸❤🌹🦖 (@GlynisSpencer) October 2, 2021
St James’s is the most senior royal palace and although Queen Elizabeth II spends the majority of her time at Buckingham Palace as well as Windsor and Balmoral Castles, St James’s is the monarch’s royal court.
Dukes Bar is located inside the Duke Hotel and is famous for its martinis, dubbed “one of the world’s best” by The New York Times.
“She takes a gin and [wine-based aperitif] Dubonnet before lunch, with a slice of lemon and a lot of ice. She will take wine with lunch and a dry Martini and a glass of champagne in the evening”, Rhodes said.