The Royal Family Has Its Own Secret Tunnel To One Very Posh London Bar

by Stephanie Maida · October 7, 2021

    Ever wonder why you've never seen a scandalous paparazzi photo of the Queen tumbling into a limo after a particularly wild nightcap? Perhaps it's because she uses a secret tunnel to go to and from fancy cocktail bars.

    OK, while we doubt Queen Elizabeth is secretly throwing back vodka shots and dancing on tables at 95 years old, she totally has the option. We mean, what other use could there be for a hidden passageway leading from an official royal residence to one of the most iconic watering holes in London? Sneaky, sneaky.

    The existence of this covert corridor was recently revealed by none other than Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank, who spilled the secret to Daily Mail columnist Richard Eden. According to Brooksbank, the passage goes from St. James's Palace to Dukes Bar in Mayfair.

    Not just any posh hot spot, Dukes, so the story goes, is the birthplace of James Bond's "shaken, not stirred" martini. Makes sense considering it was author Ian Fleming's favorite hangout.

    Still famous for its signature Vesper Martini, Dukes is rumored to have hosted royal regulars from Princess Diana to the Queen herself. Maybe she has been making use of that tunnel after all...

    Brooksbank, for his part, insisted, "I haven’t used it yet, but I’d love to check it out."

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