According to an expert, the Queen carries a strange object in her handbag as a “throwback to her girl guide days.”
According to a royal specialist, the Queen keeps numerous unexpected objects in her handbag.
Her Majesty, 95, is never seen without her small black purse, which, as Royal fans will know, may be used to communicate with her ladies-in-waiting in a nonverbal manner. Even the most observant followers have never seen the entire contents of the bag; however, author Phil Dampier has revealed what the monarch keeps locked away in his book What’s In The Queen’s Handbag: And Other Royal Secrets.
HELLO! received a message from Mr Dampier. She carries a “penknife” in 2016, not for self-defense, but as a “throwback to her days as a girl guide.”
She also carries “a crossword cut from a newspaper by a servant in case she has time to kill” as well as a few goodies for her corgis, according to reports.
Mr Dampier also said that the 95-year-old keeps a notepad and a camera in his pocket to “capture pictures of visiting presidents and other VIPs.”
Launer, the Queen’s favored bag brand, has a Royal Warrant and has remained unchanged for over five decades.
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales are also given bags by the British firm.
Launer outlines the significance of their Royal Warrant appointment on their website.
The Warrant is a proof of excellence, quality, and patronage that Launer has had for more than fifty years, according to the document.
“Her Majesty The Queen, whom Launer has supplied with handbags and small leather products since 1968, strongly values and awards it.
“Her Majesty is arguably the most photographed woman on the planet, and she almost always wears a Launer purse with its instantly recognizable trademark structured shape.”
Mr Dampier explained that Her Majesty rarely carries a phone with her when speaking about the bag’s other mysteries.
He explained, “She doesn’t use it very often.”
“On her days off, she drives around Balmoral, Windsor, or Sandringham.
Anyone who wants to contact her already “knows how to contact her!” he added.
The Queen has a particular place in another item in her handbag.
“One of her most personal and valued belongings in the bag is a little metal make-up case,” Mr Dampier continued, “which Prince Philip gave her as a wedding gift approximately 70 years ago.”