At 93, Queen Elizabeth can still do what most people decades younger than her can do — ride a horse, brisk walk and memorize stuff. Interestingly, she is not the first in the British royal family to manage to maintain good health for most of her life. Even before Queen Elizabeth, more than 25 members of the British royal family already managed to live beyond 80 years. Here are the royal family’s secrets to a long life.

Regular Exercise

Members of the royal family regularly involve themselves in sports, and physical activity has a lot to do with maintaining good health. Also, their lifestyles force them to walk a lot — just imagine the need to walk around those big rooms and alleys inside the palace when it’s time for lunch or just when they need to get from one room to another to talk to someone.

Mediterranean Diet

Although the typical British diet is generally not healthy, it’s a different story for the royals. Queen Elizabeth, for instance, is a small eater and makes it a point to follow an anti-inflammatory diet that only includes fruits, vegetables and grains.

No Ciggy and Alcoholic Drinks

The royals are members of the small non-smoking segment of the British population. Since smoking is a risk factor, the royals are able to avoid diseases like heart attacks, stroke and diabetes caused by excessive smoking. They also don’t drink alcohol.

Regular Health Screening

Thanks to their wealth, the royals have easy access to the best medical care in Britain. Regularly, Queen Elizabeth undergoes preventive health screenings to ensure that all her health indicators are within normal range.


This may sound ridiculous, but their love for pets has a lot to do with their longevity. Based on study, keeping a pet helps one feel better and reduces the risk of health-related diseases. Despite her age, Queen Elizabeth still loves taking care of her pet dogs, ponies and horses.

Stress Management

A stress-free life is the perfect recipe for a long life. Although the royals do not live exactly stress-free lives, they know how to manage stress. It also helps that they do not live alone — they always have someone to take care of what they eat, the medicines they take, everything. They never deal with their problems alone.

Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth II visits Hauser & Wirth on March 28, 2019, in Bruton, Somerset, England. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images