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A 5 minute guide to living like The Queen for a day

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A 5 minute guide to living like The Queen for a day

As Her Majesty is the first monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, we celebrate by spending the day like The Queen

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Ever wondered what it would be like to live like Her Majesty the Queen for a day? Well now you can…

The Queen

The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen has been known to be fond of simplicity where food is concerned, preferring an unimpeded Dover sole to extravagant amounts of truffle, caviar and foie gras.

While the latter would hardly be scorned at a special occasion, the Queen is normally fond of foods such as Cornflakes, sausages, Dover sole with vegetables, eggs, and sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Queen Elizabeth has many habits and particular fancies, just like her culinary desires. We explore them, so that you may too live a little like a royal…

1. A simple breakfast of Cornflakes

Cornflakes Flickr 2010

The Queen is partial to some cornflakes in the mornings, along with some yoghurt and Earl Grey tea. The cereal is rumoured to be served from a Tupperware container – for freshness, like your Grannie.

2. Dress to Impress

You’ll have to don a Barbour jacket or Burberry trench for a little walk in the fresh air. Better still, whack on some Hunter wellies and perhaps some a Lock & Co trilby for the full royal effect.

3. Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash Annie Mole flickr 2008

The Queen loves sausages, so it should come as no surprise that three sausage manufacturers hold royal warrants. Musk’s Newmarket sausages, awarded four Royal Warrants since 1907, are delivered weekly to Sandringham. We imagine they’re served with a lovely, buttery mash.

4. Walk the corgis

Happy Monday! ⭐️ (Photo @rafthecorgi )

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The Queen’s beloved corgis will obviously need a little exercise in Windsor Great Park.

5. Afternoon tea, naturally

The quintessentially English habit is often part of The Queen’s daily routine. The sandwiches are served in octagons, without the crusts, the scones, with jam and cream of course (although apparently the scones are never eaten by Her Majesty, rather her beloved corgis), all topped off with a slice of chocolate cake (rumoured to be The Queen’s favourite). Try Claridge’s or the Ritz for your afternoon tea.

6. What about a bit of lippy?

With spring finally here and summer sneaking up on us quickly, this is the perfect time to take a few risks with your beauty routine by adding in some colour.

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Elizabeth Arden is The Queen’s favourite cosmetics brand, so ensure you have a lovely pink lippy on hand for the day.

7. Bellamy’s Mayfair

Hidden treasures

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The Queen rarely dines out, but when she does, she is partial to this restaurant in the peaceful Bruton Place Mews. The classic Parisian brasserie is known for its terrine of foie gras, fish fingers and Welsh rarebit.

8. Zaza cocktail at The American Bar

The Queen’s favourite drink is a Dubonnet cocktail, a mix of gin and Dubonnet poured over ice, served with lemon zest. Head to the American Bar at the Savoy for a late morning gin and Dubonnet, just like the late Queen Mother.

9. Where does one rest one’s head? The Ritz.

The Royal Warrant holder, The Ritz Hotel is an English classic, so should the Queen rest her head anywhere other than Buckingham Palace, a suite at the Ritz would do nicely.

10. Bath time

The Queen’s scent comes from the family perfumers, Floris, which dates back to 1730. Why not pop a bit of the Rose Geranium Bath Essence into your bath to bring your royal day to an end?

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