Queen Elizabeth spotted at London hotspot for night out with friends

Queen Elizabeth gone wild -- sort of.

The 91-year-old royal was spotted at celebrity hotspot The Ivy in London on Thursday night to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Archduchess Helena of Habsburg. The queen is rarely spotted out at night, or in restaurants for that matter, so this is kinda a big deal.

She attended the birthday celebration with her cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, and his wife. The group was hidden in a private dining room away from commoners.

The queen, of course, dressed to impress for the occasion with a silver lace dress that reached right below her knees and a paisley-print shawl. She accessorized her look with some low-heeled black pumps and a small leather purse.

The last time Queen Elizabeth was spotted at a restaurant was in 2016 when she hit the town with her daughter Princess Anne.

And while we're sure she loves the privacy that dining at Buckingham Palace offers, her preference for staying at home rather than eating out may also have to do with her strict diet.

According to her personal chef, Queen Elizabeth's diet is pretty simple. For breakfast, she loves Special K cereal with fruit and the occasional toast or omelette. She also forbids pasta or rice. Talk about discipline!