Expert reveals the queen's unexpected secret to ageing so well

Queen Elizabeth. (Photo: Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth. (Photo: Getty Images)

Had it not been for Covid-19, it would be business as usual for Queen Elizabeth, who is currently staying at Windsor Castle. Even at 94, the queen's still got a spring in her step.

An insider says the queen is in "excellent spirits" even during lockdown, and she hopes to return to her duties "as soon as she possibly can". So what, you may ask, is it that keeps the 94-year-old going, even in times of crisis?

The UK's leading ageing expert, Mile Young, recently told HELLO! Magazine it's actually her work that keep's her looking young.

"The Queen's secret to looking good all comes down to her discipline to duty. She isn't someone who obsesses about every detail of her face but yet her life is one of routine and moderation, which helps her deal with a hectic workload and the pressure of her role.

"This means she doesn't eat, drink or live life to excess despite her surroundings, and this has kept her looking and acting like someone younger than her years."

He added that the queen makes sure not to vacation in the sun and protect her skin from its harmful rays. She also maintains a very particular style, he says. "She is always very careful about her hair, and it's always impeccably styled - and quite cleverly, she hasn't changed her style for many years so that it remains a constant. Her hair, and a tendency to wear bright warm colours, all add a vibrancy and energy to her look - and her makeup is soft and warm.

"She has also never lost her sense of humour and the ability to keep smiling. Her smile has always lit up her face and continues to do so."

On her style the queen has said herself, after all, that she wouldn't be caught dead in a beige skirt suit. Royal biographer, Robert Hardman once recalled the queen saying: "I can never wear beige. Nobody will know who I am."

Karen Dolby also revealed in her book The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II, a similarly hilarious quote from the queen upon being prodded to up her security detail. "I have to be seen to be believed," the queen once said. 

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