The Queen’s jet lag cure revealed

Queen Elizabeth II’s royal duties have taken her all around the globe throughout 70 years on the throne and several other extra earlier than she was topped.

Now the monarch’s secret ideas for beating the results of jet lag when taking lengthy or frequent flights have been revealed.

In a current Channel 5 documentary, Secrets and techniques of the Royal Flight, a supply stated Her Majesty has a secret weapon relating to staying centered on far-flung journeys: barley sugar boiled sweets.

“Barley sugar, apparently. [The Queen] says that she thinks it might probably assist with jet lag, which is an attention-grabbing one – I hadn’t heard that one earlier than,” stated royal correspondent Emily Andrews within the documentary.

The barley sugar “cubes” are made utilizing cane sugar and barley water, cream of tartar and water, and may be purchased on-line for as little as £4.99.

In the meantime, GP Dr Nick Knight instructed The Telegraph: “What the Queen is doing by having barley sugar is basically utilizing her physique’s sugar metabolic pathways to assist regulate her physique clock.”

The documentary describes Britain’s royal household as “probably the most well-travelled royal household in historical past” – one knowledgeable on the present says the Queen has been around the globe 42 instances.

The Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII was the primary monarch to have entry to a royal airplane throughout his quick, 11-month reign in 1936.

Official state visits have taken Elizabeth II to the US, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, amongst others.

In line with former royal pilot Graham Laurie, the Queen additionally enjoys Fray Bentos pies – an iconic tinned, puff-pastry topped snack beloved of the British – onboard her official flights.

“I feel it’s such a stunning change from all that fancy meals which comes first-class!” stated Mr Laurie within the documentary.

Medical doctors would additionally again the Queen’s different jet-lag hack: staying hydrated all through lengthy flights.

Dickie Arbiter, a former royal spokesperson, says: “The one factor the Queen requests to have wherever she is, is Malvern Water.

“She likes Malvern water, it’s refreshing they usually normally take a number of it along with her.”

It’s no secret that dehydration is an impact of flying: analysis exhibits that sitting in a aeroplane cabin setting can result in 1.5-2 litres of water loss from the physique throughout a 10-hour flight.

The Aerospace Medical Affiliation recommends ingesting round 250ml of water every hour whereas on a flight.

The documentary additionally featured steward Dave Wright displaying the kitchen service space on the royal jet, and revealing that Prince Charles insists on natural meals ready by his personal chef.

Former crew stated that the Queen likes a Dubonnet aperitif on her flights, whereas it’s rumoured by different correspondents that Prince Charles brings a pre-shaken Martini onboard.

In the meantime, a to the programme claims that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has all of her outfits laid flat on airplane seats throughout her royal tour flights.

“A few of them introduced their very own slippers,” stated Bob Shields, a former flight navigator, whereas one other staffer stated that crew additionally must cater to the royal canines.

One other stated {that a} younger Prince William and Prince Harry had been “all around the plane”, “knew the place the sweets had been stored” and “left with their pockets bulging” with them.

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