You’ll Never Believe How Boring the Queen’s Morning Routine Really Is
Queen Elizabeth II has had the same job for over 60 years. She’s had plenty of time to master her role and adapt to the many changes the United Kingdom has endured over the years.
Over time, she, like many successful people around the world, has also established a strict morning routine. It involves tea, corgis, and the BBC. And if you think that sounds unusually boring for a queen, you’re absolutely correct. It’s simple, it’s comfortable, and that’s just the way she likes it.
First, tea and biscuits
Your day likely begins with a cup — or four — of coffee and a rushed breakfast. But wherever she’s staying, the queen always chooses tea. Queen Elizabeth can’t start her morning without a cup of Earl Grey and a few biscuits before breakfast.
Next: A queen must stay up to date on current events.
It’s not morning without the radio
During her morning bath, the queen listens to BBC Radio — specifically, BBC Radio 4’s Today program. This is just one of several ways she keeps up with the news and current events affecting her country and the world as a whole.
Next: This royal staff member loves his job.
A queen needs her hair done
After the news and a bath, the queen dresses in her first of several outfits for the day before her hairdresser gets to work. She’s had the same hairdresser for almost 20 years, and he claims she is his favorite client.
Next: She always eats breakfast — but never has it alone.
Breakfast with the duke — and corgis
The workday can’t begin without a private breakfast with Prince Philip. The queen usually enjoys toast, though the options also include cereal and yogurt. While the corgis have their own special food, they sometimes get a small taste of Elizabeth’s breakfast if she feels like sharing.
Next: Listening to the radio can’t possibly give you all the news you need.
Catching up on the news — again
During breakfast with the duke and pups, the staff makes sure to deliver the news in a slightly different format. Queen Elizabeth reads the newspaper every morning while enjoying her toast — usually the Daily Telegraph or Racing Post.
Next: Before work, the queen enjoys some live music.
A daily dose of bagpipes
Once she’s had her tea, biscuits, bath, and breakfast, the queen enjoys a special weekday morning tradition: bagpipes. She doesn’t play them herself (that would be anything but boring), but her hired piper spends some time providing a gentle Scottish soundtrack to the end of a relaxing morning.
Next: Even her “exercise routine” is all too familiar.
Finally, it’s time for paperwork — and dog walking
The queen spends the next part of her morning reading letters and documents, ready to sign or respond to any of them if needed. Once she’s completed this task, she takes the dogs on a daily morning walk, so everyone can get a little exercise in before lunch.
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