Entertainment The Queen Mother was scolded by Queen Elizabeth over empty gin bottles

07:40  10 january  2018
07:40  10 january  2018 Source:   9Honey

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The Queen Mother was caught red-handed having gone through four bottle of gin . He was at Clarence House when The Queen found four empty bottles of the booze secretly drunk by her mother - who died in 2002 - in a cupboard.

The Queen Mother Elizabeth in a classic pose as she sips on a glass of wine. For decades Queen Mother Elizabeth (1900-2002) was without That’s why Elizabeth instructed her staff to hide bottles of gin in hatboxes when she was on the road, so she could have a secret sip whenever she wanted.

Elizabeth II wearing a hat© Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II famously enjoys her tipple, but a new anecdote suggests even Her Majesty was shocked by her late mother’s drinking habits.

On Celebrity Big Brother this week, British ballet dancer Wayne Sleep claimed Her Majesty scolded the Queen Mother during a dignitary’s visit to Clarence House.

According to Sleep, the Queen made an eyebrow-raising discovery when she opened a drinks cupboard to mix a gin and tonic for their guest, a delegate from Ghana.

“There were four empty gin bottles there and she turned and went, ‘Mummy!’” the 69-year-old claims.

“That was the Queen with the Queen Mother - ‘Mummy!’ Empties.”

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Over time, she cultivated her image as a queen married to her job and her people. For this dedication Elizabeth earned the nickname the "Virgin Queen ." Biography. Queen Mother Elizabeth .

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The Queen Mother’s affinity for gin has been referenced previously in media reports and books.

When she died at age 101 in 2002, a bottle of Beefeater gin was even found among the tributes placed by mourners outside Clarence House.

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Queen Elizabeth doesn't tolerate pranks at her pets' expense. In 1999, a footman " was demoted for spiking the dogs' food with whiskey and gin as a practical joke," according to the 2012 book Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Royal Family Life.

"To the dear old Queen Mum, flowers are very nice, but at sad times like this we all need a stiff drink!" the accompanying note read.

In a Daily Mail article last year, a former staffer recalled the Queen Mother's daily drinking pattern rarely changed.

“At noon, she had her first drink of the day — a potent mix of two parts of the fortified wine Dubonnet to one part of gin,” wrote Major Colin Burgess.

“This was followed by red wine with lunch and, very occasionally, a glass of port to end it.”

The widow of King George VI would then have an evening drink at 6pm, which she deemed “the earliest acceptable time for an evening drink”.

“‘Colin, are we at the magic hour?’ the Queen Mother would invariably ask, and I’d mix her a Martini,” Burgess continued.

“After a couple of these, she would sit down to dinner and drink one or two glasses of pink champagne.”

The Queen Mother’s love of gin was perhaps rivalled by her fondness for red wine, her former staffer added.

“Particularly heavy clarets ... We must have got through a bottle-and-a-half at that first meeting,” he wrote.

If reports are to be believed, Queen Elizabeth’s everyday drinking routine doesn’t differ radically from her mother’s.

According to the Queen’s cousin - via The Independent - the 91-year-old drinks a gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon and ice before lunch.

She then drinks wine with lunch and kicks off her evenings with a dry Martini and a glass of champagne.

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