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The UK Government Thinks The Queen Drinks Too Much

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 7 August 2017
According to UK government drinking guidelines, Her Majesty The Queen drinks way more than she should.

The Queen is going viral again, and for quite the hilarious reason. Last week, the likes of Unilad and the New York Post reported that Queen Elizabeth II likes booze a little too much – the English are synonymous with their drinking habits, after all.

Why all the concern? The 91-year-old monarch knocks back four cocktails a day, thrilling all her subjects from the UK to Canada and beyond.

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Back in 2012, a marvellous Olympic year when Her Majesty celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, The Independent broke the news that Elizabeth II is rather fond of a daily tipple.

In the words of the Queen’s cousin, Margaret Rhodes, she likes a gin and Dubonnet before lunch (piled with lots of ice), a glass of wine with lunch and a dry Martini and glass of champs some time after, or with dinner.

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So, what’s the problem, then? Well, if Unilad is correct, The Queen goes well over the units she should according to government standards, officially making her a ‘binge drinker’.

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According to UK government guidelines, both men and women should not consume more than 14 units per week. If we’re to believe the Queen’s cousin, then that means she downs exactly 40.6 units every week.

We can’t blame her, being head of everything must be pretty stressful.

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