Queen has hidden booze tunnel in Buckingham Palace, Jack Brooksbank claims

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The Queen is said to have a secret "booze tunnel" set underneath Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank is said to have told of the hidden spot, used for the Royals to discreetly slip away for a tipple.

Tequelia salesman Jack, 35, reportedly spilled all to the Mail Online royal editor, Richard Eden, at a party in Kensington which was sponsored by Jack's tequila brand Casamigos.

Richard claims Jack said: "There is one to Dukes Bar from St James’s Palace. I haven’t used it yet, but I’d love to check it out."

Rumours of secret passageways inside the homes of the Royal Family have circulated for years.

The grand White Drawing Room in Buckingham Palace has a hidden entrance behind a large mirror so the Queen can make a surprise entrance.

The passageway leads to the Queen's private apartments in the Palace.

Anna Reynolds, curator of the Royal Collection True, once said of the passageway: "This is the way to the Queen's apartments.


"Often when the Queen is meeting guests, they're lined up for her here in the Music Room for her to meet.

"It allows her to make an entrance without having to walk through all of the different palace rooms."

Buckingham Palace also reportedly boasts its own cinema room.

BBC journalist Emily Maitlis previously revealed that she spotted a cinema being set up in the south drawing room when she visited the palace for an interview with Prince Andrew last year.

She wrote in an article for The Times: "The floor is being transformed by Palace workmen. It looks for a minute as if railway tracks are going down."

She then spoke to a staff member, who told her: "It's for the Buckingham Palace cinema. All the people who work here come along. It's Judy tonight if you want to stay."

If a cinema room wasn't enough, the Royal Family also have access to a full size indoor swimming pool at Buckingham Palace, too.

A young Prince Charles is said to have sailed small boats across its waters while his son Prince William later learned to swim in the pool.

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And the Duke of Cambridge, 39, has reportedly kept up that tradition as it was claimed Prince George also learned to swim in the Palace's pool.

Staff at the Palace can also use the pool for a dip, but there is protocol.

Royal author Brian Hoey wrote in his book, Not In Front of the Corgis: Secrets Of Life Behind The Royal Curtains: "The rule is that if a staff member is swimming and one of the Royals appears, they have to get out, unless invited to remain, which often happens."

He added: "If when the staff member turns up a Royal is already in the pool, the servant, and this includes senior members such as the Private Secretary or Keeper of the Privy Purse, will not attempt to join them."

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