King Charles takes his favourite drink everywhere with him
With the Coronation and promise of an extra May bank holiday just ahead of us, booze will probably be on the brains of many, royals included. On the day he is crowned King of England, Charles will no doubt be sipping his favourite cocktail, which he drinks daily and takes everywhere with him.
The King is apparently partial to a daily martini, composed of half gin and half dry vermouth, as written by Tina Brown, former editor in chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and the author of The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor.
Gordon Rayner, royal correspondent for the Telegraph, told the Express that the soon-to-be-crowned King Charles is so particular about his favourite drink that he even travels with his own spirits and his own glass, to ensure the cocktail is made just right. The King reportedly enjoys the drink every night before dinner.
King Charles also counts whisky as a favourite drink and sells his own Highgrove Organic Single Malt Scotch, which can be purchased for £29.95, according to Good Housekeeping. His favourite is apparently a Laphroaig 15-year-old Scotch, which is described as “a pungent smoke-and-seaweed Islay dram” and has been the only ever single malt awarded the Prince of Wales’s Royal warrant, back in 1994.
The King might also be a partisan of pink gin as Buckingham Palace has launched a Coronation Gin made with raspberries grown as Windsor castle to mark the event. The gin was described by the Royal Household as the “perfect accompaniment” to the Coronation.
Queen Consort Camilla also reportedly travels alongside her favourite drink, but prefers wine to her husband’s martini. Her son, Tom Parker-Bowles, told You Magazine in an interview that the Queen Consort’s desert island meal would probably be washed down with “a really good glass of red claret”. In previous interviews, she described being “brought up as a child drinking wine and water rather like the French”. She is also the president of the UK Vineyards Association.