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13 March 2012 08:38
The Queen, seen visiting Bangladish, has had her top health tips for travelling overseas revealed
The Queen's top health tips for travelling abroad have been revealed - and they include not eating salads, shellfish or watermelon.
Father of the House Sir Peter Tapsell told MPs he once received the information from a royal courtier.
Sir Peter had asked how the monarch managed to cope with the tens of thousands of miles involved in her travels while carrying out royal duties.
The Queen often travels more than 50,000 miles per year and manages to spend time in some of the most inhospitable climates in the world without falling ill.
With many travellers going on much shorter trips fearing an upset stomach or even blood poisoning, the planning of breaks always needs to include ensuring
medical travel insurance cover.
But the monarch would put most of us to shame as she proved by travelling 53,000 miles in the year of her Coronation alone, and upped the mileage with 56,000 miles in 1977 when she celebrated her Silver Jubilee.
Sir Peter said the personal constitution of the Queen, rather than the national one, was the basis of her success in this area, adding: "She has always had the most astonishing stamina."
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