The Queen is selling her own beer and gin and we're here for it

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The royals have to be the most talked-about family in the world, with the Mountbatten-Windsors making news for everything from Kate Middleton's new Hold Still photography book and Princess Charlotte's birthday portraits to the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have become YouTubers.

The Queen is understandably more talked-about than most of her relatives, with the monarch famed for her sharp wit, sweet bonds with family members and her Queen-worthy perks (from having someone to wear in her shoes to banning this food from her kitchen).

Her Majesty has been keeping a low profile following the tragic death of her husband Prince Philip, with thoughts that the monarch will now reside in Windsor Castle full time.

This week however, the Queen shot back into the headlines as it emerged that she was selling her own gin and beer.

Yes, this is not a drill and we're totally here for it.

A line of gin and beer is now being sold on the Royal Collection website and at the Sandringham Palace gift shop - two new additions this year.

It was announced earlier this month that The Royal Collection Trust had launched a sloe gin and now as of this week, the Palace is also venturing into beer, brewed form plants grown on HM'S Sandringham estate.

'We're thinking ahead to Fathers Day and what better way to celebrate than with one of our new Sandringham Beers,' read a tweet from the estate. 'Sandringham Estate has developed an IPA and a Bitter from organic Laurette Barley grown on the wider Estate and is available to buy now from the Sandringham Shop.'

Well, this is exciting.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.