This Is the Morning Routine the Queen of England Swears Keeps Her Healthy

As one of the busiest women in the world, the Queen of England must stick to a daily routine in order to get things done. And while answering letters, attending engagements, and hosting world leaders is up there on her list of important responsibilities, none of it would be possible without her self care routine. After all, she is England’s oldest reigning monarch and needs to stay as with it as possible.

So, how does she do it? For starters, she takes her morning routine very seriously. From her favorite type of tea (page 4) to her go-to daily exercise routine (page 6) to the one thing she does everyday to stay sane (page 7), we share the morning routine the Queen of England swears by for keeping her young and healthy, ahead.

1. She wakes up at the same time every day

Queen Elizabeth II enters to ride in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II follows the same routine every single morning. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

  • The queen’s alarm is set for 8:30 a.m.

The queen is one busy lady, so going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is a must. By sticking to a strict bedtime and wake up call, the queen can ensure that she not only has enough time to accomplish everything on her schedule, but she also doesn’t oversleep or stay up too late.

Next: The most important meal of the day.

2. She eats oatmeal

Oatmeal with bananas

Her oatmeal breakfast may contribute to her longevity. | minadezhda/iStock/Getty Images

  • Oatmeal is considered one of the healthiest grains on the planet.

The queen loves cornflakes, but often orders oatmeal for breakfast. Considered one of the healthiest grains on Earth, oatmeal is chock full of beneficial nutrients that can aid in weight loss, reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood sugar levels, and more.

Next: This is considered a performance enhancer.

3. She listens to music

A man plays the bagpipes before the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium

It wouldn’t be a normal morning for the queen without her bagpipes. | Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

  • Some hate the bagpipes, but the queen loves to wake up to them.

The queen loves the bagpipes and often starts her mornings off by being serenaded by a piper on the terrace below her Buckingham Palace quarters. Music can not only help wake the body and mind up, it can be an excellent performance enhancer, too. For someone as busy as the queen, a performance enhancer is a must.

Next: The amazing health benefits of her favorite tea

4. She sips darjeeling tea

Adding milk top on English Tea

She can’t go without her tea, either. | nrqemi/iStock/Getty Images

  • Darjeeling tea can improve bone density, promote good oral health, and reduce the risk of cancer.

Tea is very important to the Queen of England. And, as a matter of fact, her tea of choice (darjeeling) boasts a number of incredible health benefits. Known as the champagne of teas, darjeeling is one of the purest teas in the world. Enriched with a variety of health-benefiting antioxidants, as well as polyphenolic compounds, magnesium, and potassium, darjeeling can help reduce risk of cancer, improve bone density, promote good oral health, and more.

Next: Who knew this common thing could have such an impact on health?

5. She loves baths

water running into a bathtub

Baths have tons of benefits, and the queen definitely knows it. |

  • Baths can relax the muscles, benefit the joints and bones, improve blood circulation, and more.

The queen often starts her mornings off with a bath. And while it may just be a prefered way to rinse off, a bath boasts a number of health benefits. For starters, baths are very relaxing and can be beneficial for easing any anxious behavior. On top of that, taking a bath can relax the muscles, benefit the joints and bones, improve blood circulation, and even improve breathing (especially if she adds essential oils into the mix).

Next: She swears by this exercise.

6. She goes for a walk

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth

Walking is one of the best exercises you can do. | Fiona Hanson/AFP/Getty Images

  • The queen’s exercise of choice is spending time with her dogs.

We might not see the queen in any yoga positions or riding a stationary bike, but she does exercise. Her favorite way to get some fresh air and burn some calories? Walking — and she often has furry companions, too!

Every morning, the queen takes her beloved corgis out for a walk so that she and her most loyal companions can stretch their legs and soak in some fresh air.

Next: Albeit a job requirement, this can be highly beneficial to the mind.

7. She has quiet time

London's national newspapers with headlines about the queen

The queen keeps it old school by still reading the paper. | Johnny Eggitt/AFP/Getty Images

  • The queen reads the newspaper before starting her day.

As the leader of over 50 commonwealth countries, the queen must stay up to date on current affairs. In order to do so, she likes to start her mornings off with some quiet time and reads through the daily newspapers. This is not only beneficial to her job responsibilities, but to her mind and body, too.

By taking time to read — vs. answer emails and get started on work right away — in the morning, the queen doesn’t overwhelm herself with the day’s tasks and ultimately sets herself up for success.

Next: She has ended her day with this for over 60 years.

8. She writes in her diary

Queen Elizabeth II

She makes writing in her diary a daily ritual. | Michael Ukas/Pool/Getty Images

  • The queen has written in her diary every night since the beginning of her reign.

While this is more of an end of day task for the queen, it’s still highly beneficial. Since the beginning of her reign, the queen has kept a diary and written in it every night before her 11:00 p.m. bedtime. Writing down thoughts can be a great way to wind down at the end of the day and clear the head before calling it a night.

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