cpj79 asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 decade ago

what's in the queen's handbag?

what's in the queen's handbag?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Her Majesty does use her handbag as a security blanket. She carries it with her throughout the day as she moves from one room of the palace to another. She is rarely photographed without a handbag. All tables and her desk at Buckingham Palace and other royal residences are equipped with special hooks on which the Queen may hang her ubiquitous handbag. Finally, the Queen never uses a shoulder bag or clutch bag as these make shaking hands and accepting flowers awkward.

    It's not only what's inside the monarch's bags that is significant, but the bag itself, for she uses it to communicate with her staff in a very subtle manner. Before dining with the Queen, a point is made to inform guests that dinner will end in about five minutes after she places her bag on the table top. On walkabouts, she holds the bag to one side to show she intends to move on, at which point a lady-in-waiting joins the conversation, allowing her to slip away without causing offence. When at a banquet, if the Queen's bag is placed on the floor, then it's a sign that she's not finding the conversation interesting, and wants nothing more than to escape. However, if the royal bag is dangling happily from the crook of her left arm, she is happy and relaxed.

    The Queen carries a comb, a handkerchief, a small gold compact, and a tube of lipstick in her handbag. The Queen does carry money on Sundays--a folded note of unknown denomination which she discreetly places in the collection plate. One thing that can always be found in the Queen's handbags is an S-shaped metal meat hook that she places on the dinner table's edge to suspend her bag from so that it doesn't touch the floor.

    Also to be found inside is a collection of good luck charms, including miniature dogs, horses, saddles and horsewhips - most of them gifts from her children, reports the Daily Express. Family photos are also present, the most treasured of which is a snap of Prince Andrew, from when he returned from the Falklands in 1982. Other things that the Queen never goes without are her mints, chocolate drops for her beloved corgis and a couple of crosswords, which her servants snip out of the papers for her. Also ever present is the metal make-up case, made by Prince Philip and presented to her as a wedding gift 60 years ago. And if there's still room in the bag she happens to be carrying, the Queen slips in a camera to take snaps to add to her private

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    curiously she consists of a replicate, lipstick, tissues and a broom. She makes use of the bag to sign to her "helpers" while you're sitting together with her and she or he places the bag to the left, you would be interrupted and whisked away. while she's walking if she holds the bag on the criminal of her elbow she's ok, if she holds it in her hand then it alerts she desires something. This became on QI a whilst in the past.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rachelle always seems so knowledgeable, and complete. I would trust what she says.

    Bette Midler made a joke about it in her concert one year. How she must keep cab fare, in case she ever gets left behind....

    Someone else explained that she keeps lipstick, spare hose, in case she gets a run, probably a hankie, and someone else mentioned that she keeps money to put in the basket at church (which makes perfect sense).

    And for dink...it has long been known that she has a nervous muscular condition that makes it impossible for her to smile at times. I remember it being mentioned in relation to her scowl at Prince Andrew's wedding, and that was, what, 21 years ago? It can only have become worse with time. So you can quit putting people down for physical handicaps, no matter how minor they might seem.

    And kudos to all those who have an appropriate sense of humor.

  • 1 decade ago

    I CANNOT believe how the first few answers have been so disrespectful to the Queen. I'm sure she has a handkerchief, medicines or lipstick. Maybe notes for speeches.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am sure she has a hankie, lipstick, cell, and a couple of dog biscuits for her corgis

  • 1 decade ago

    I bet a flask and a racing form

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You can search "handbagssave" at yahoo.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A very large black sleak apperatice, and scope

    Source(s): i looked in it when we had crumpets and tea
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think she carries her smile in there. She certainly never wears it.

  • Y
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    cell phone, condom, possibly underwear...umm...yeahhhhh...

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