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Russian Politician Brands Queen Elizabeth A Heavy Drinker

Apr. 8 2018, Updated 9:28 p.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth has been accused of being a heavy drinker by a Russian politician.

Senator Aleksey Pushkov, who is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, made the charge about the beloved 91-year-old monarch on Russian TV, according to The Mirror.

He also talked about the drinking habits of Prime Minister Theresa May, in what's being called a propaganda attack against Britain following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

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Pushkov reportedly alleged that the monarch treats drinking like a "ceremony."

He went on to claim May has a brandy habit and both English leaders are "unpleasant" heavy drinkers.

"Before dinner she Her Majesty drinks a cocktail made from gin and another based on wine, with ice and lemon," Pushkov said, according to The Mirror.

"After the meal, she has a glass of wine with a bar of chocolate."

He continued, "She also drinks dry Martini. At the end of the day, she likes to drink cool champagne."

As RadarOnline.com has reported, Queen Elizabeth does love her various guilty pleasures, including drinking, gambling, and dining on McDonald's!

British journalist Tom Bower claimed that the Queen, after quaffing one too many martinis, once called her son Prince Charles' wife Camilla Parker Bowles a "wicked woman."

Through many trials and tribulations, the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, 96, have shown great resilience in living into their 90s. Philip is recovering from recent hip replacement surgery.

Senior Tory MP Bernard Jenkin said the claims about the Queen and Prime Minister's alleged drinking habits were "'absurd" -- and are payback after Britain charged that Russia tried to kill ex-spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and Yulia Skripal, 33.

Moscow has denied being responsible for the poisoning of the Skripals but the incident has marred diplomatic relations between Russia and the West.

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