Born to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is undoubtedly one of the most renowned and respected public figures in the world. Not only is she the longest reigning monarch in British history, but she has also been served by 14 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom during her reign, the first being her favourite, Winston Churchill.

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Even at the age of 95, she continues to perform her royal duties, devoting her life to the service of her country and her people. While her patience, perseverance and resilience through the years is commendable, the secret to her long, healthy life is what makes people extremely curious.

Unravelling it all for you, here"s a glimpse of the Queen"s daily routine and regimen and how she continues to live a sound, healthy life.

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02/7Queen Elizabeth II lives a life of purpose


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You can eat good food, gulp down expensive drinks, live a healthy lifestyle, but if you lack purpose, it"ll all be meaningless.

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The Queen of England is a woman with a purpose. Following her coronation ceremony in 1953, besides fulfilling her responsibilities towards her family, she also took up her role as the Monarch and went about performing her royal duties. Since then she outlived and endured many revolutionary changes in the history of mankind and continues till date, even at 95, to serve her purpose as a wife, mother and a Queen.

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03/7She sticks to a strict routine


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Allegedly, the Queen is very devout to her daily routine. She takes her schedule very seriously and adheres to the routine and rituals laid down for her.

From waking up to a cup of Earl Grey at 7:30am to retiring to bed at 11pm with a book, Queen Elizabeth II follows a strict set of routine. She shuffles through meetings, events and social gatherings, following which she either eats her lunch alone or with her children.

She also goes on a stroll after her meals and engagements.

Afternoon teas are also an important part of the Queen"s routine, which include sandwiches, preferred without crusts.

Dinner is served in her private quarters. She will watch TV or read and post her dinner.

The Queen"s routine only reflects the amount of discipline and order she maintains, which probably is one of the factors behind her long life.

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04/7Physical activity plays a key role in the Queen"s life


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Although Queen Elizabeth II is less likely to be seen working out or exercising, she is always on her feet all day. There are activities she enjoys and engages in regularly. Regular stroll, horseback riding, playing with her Corgis, amusing herself with some of her favourite games, is how she keeps herself active and always in action.

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05/7She does not brood on negative thoughts


There have been many instances in the Queen"s life where she had to choose the crown over her family and sometimes even her country. But never once did the Queen falter. Her strong mindedness and her resilience has often been applauded by many.

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In the book, "Long Live the Queen"", author Bryan Kozlowski writes, “She (Queen Elizabeth II) has this willingness to adapt, which banishes the insidious stress you get from resisting change." “That contributes to longevity and a fulfilling existence for sure," he adds.

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06/7She never stops learning new things


Queen Elizabeth II has always been a curious person. She is always up for challenges and ready to educate herself about new wondrous things. The enthusiasm and the zeal to go on, to learn new things, is what has kept her so active and vigilant all these years.

During World War II, Queen Elizabeth II joined the British armed forces. She actively participated in the war and trained to be a mechanic, making her the first female royal to join the armed services.

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Apart from that, in 1976, even when the internet wasn’t invented, the Queen became the first monarch to send an email. She used a network called ARPANET, a precursor to the World Wide Web as we know it today.

The spark to learn continues to live in the 95-year-old monarch till date.

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07/7The Queen occasionally treats herself to a drink


Alcohol consumption may be the worst thing for your health and heart. But if you drink responsibly like the Queen of England, it"ll probably do less harm than you think.

Her Majesty"s former chef Darren McGrady in an interview said that the Queen occasionally treats herself to a glass of her favourite German sweet wine, just in the evenings.

According to Kozlowski, “Psychologists would call her a ‘self-transcendent drinker’...she won’t let it interfere with her bigger purpose in life.”

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