This was in the newspaper the other day. Very fitting for homeopathy and the Queen's jubillee. Did you know that when the Queen travels to Canada she is assigned a homeopathy here? It's true!
During her 60-year reign, the Queen has visited more than 100 countries and, along the way, has perfected the art of staying healthy, looking faultless and keeping cool under pressure. The old adage that ‘horses sweat, gentlemen perspire and ladies glow’ seems to have been designed with her in mind. No matter how hot and humid the temperature, no one has ever seen the slightest droplet of perspiration on her brow or upper lip. In fact, she doesn’t even ‘glow’. Now, an explanation has emerged as to why. According to royal dress designer Stewart Parvin, Her Majesty is generally a ‘cold person’ — in terms of body temperature. He explained that the coolness of her skin prevents any overt glowing and keeps her clothes perfectly pressed, too.
So what are the other secrets about the Queen’s wardrobe, make-up, diet and medicine cabinet? For her extended foreign tours, the Queen’s luggage can weigh more than four tons — and that includes 60 vials of homeopathic medicines, carried in a special leather case, without which she won’t travel anywhere. She is a firm believer in alternative remedies, preferring them to conventional medicine. She has even been known to treat one of her corgis homeopathically after the animal cut its foot. She bathed the wound in a special ointment and the injured paw was healed within days. When she was asked why she used the treatment, she replied: ‘If it’s good enough for me, it should be good enough for my dogs.’
Packets of vitamins, cold cures and treatments for every sort of ailment — from Montezuma’s Revenge to arthritis of the knees — are all packed. There’s even a special little electro-magnetic gadget for massaging the aching shoulders or wrists of the woman who was once said to ‘shake hands for a living’. As for never sneezing: if the Queen has an outdoor engagement and is likely to be troubled by pollen, she takes a pre-emptive hay-fever antidote