While out and about on engagements, royals are known to turn to the same beverages time and again. And according to a trained psychologist, the drinks favoured by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and the Queen can indicate a lot about their personalities and lifestyles.
A traditional cup of Earl Grey is believed to be the Queen’s beverage of choice, and fittingly the drink has associations with “class” and “mature” personalities.
A black tea with a very recognisable taste, Earl Grey is considered a very British brew.
Speaking on behalf of Coffee Friend, trained psychologist Darren Stanton said: “Royal sources have previously come forward and spoken of how Earl Grey tea is the Queen’s favourite hot drink.
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Meghan has previously spoken about her love of green juice when she needs a boost
“Psychological research suggests that people who enjoy Earl Grey tea are linked to class and are mature in their personality.
“The choice of an older generation, Earl Grey has fallen out of favour in the current trend of hot beverages. This sense of tradition also matches up to the Queen’s character and demeanour as the head of state.
“A more acquired taste than other teas, this specific flavour is linked to power and strength.
“Being just tea, milk and water, less complex than many coffees, which symbolises simplicity, assertiveness and honesty.”
Kate is thought to enjoy a decaf latte
Instead of coffee, Meghan has previously spoken about her love of green juice when she needs a boost.
Meghan told Today a few years ago: “It’s easy to fall into the trap of rushing for a coffee when you hit that 4pm slump, but if I blend some apple, kale, spinach, lemon and ginger in my Vitamix in the morning and bring it to work, I always find that sipping on that is a much better boost than a cup of espresso.”
Darren said of Meghan’s beverage of choice: “People that tend to consume weird and wonderful concoctions of juices are thinking firstly about their health and wellbeing.
“And although it is not disputed that certain fruits and vegetables in a smoothie can be beneficial, sometimes these personalities tend to be more obsessive than others.
“There is almost an element of appearing more impressionable nowadays because of the trendiness of pressed juices and an ‘Instagram-like’ approach to life.
“However, opting to drink juices over hot drinks is sometimes a more sensible option if made with fresh fruit and without all the additives – showing the person may be consciously thinking about the environment and the planet too.”
Camilla is thought to be a fan of a frothy cappuccino
Reports have indicated Kate purchased a decaf latte from a well-known coffee retailer in the past.
Darren said: “The concept of decaf indicates that a person is very controlled and self-aware, since drinking too much coffee can be an issue.
“Though, by ordering a decaf, this largely alleviates the effects of caffeine, while still getting a similar taste.
“People that choose specific coffee orders with subtle tweaks as an option are also quite methodical, they like precision and they know what they want. This could be a nod to Kate’s assertiveness and growth as a senior member of the Royal Family.
“The downside of latte drinkers is that their order is considered fairly bland. Little permutations and a generally basic starter pack drink for coffee lovers.
“This may suggest Kate isn’t the most adventurous, however, for someone with a very busy schedule full of daily routines these simple, easy to drink choices are perfect for a working mum.”
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla is thought to be a fan of a frothy cappuccino, having previously ordered the coffee drink while abroad.
Darren explained: “Camilla has been pictured in Italy previously with a cappuccino, a drink best suited to perfectionists who like being in control.
“Cappuccino drinkers are people with highly demanding personalities. They can be risk-takers, who are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone.
“However, they are not reckless, just more adventurous than others. People would tend to trust them because they will generally stay within certain parameters.
“A cappuccino drinker can be known to be slightly obsessive and overly sensitive when it comes to more personal aspects of their life in which they may feel judged, particularly in the public eye.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK