Style How the Queen uses her handbag to send secret signals to her staff

14:51  03 march  2017
14:51  03 march  2017 Source:   Harper's Bazaar

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Royal historian Hugo Vickers has revealed how the Queen uses her handbag to send secret signals to her staff , shifting it from one hand to the other to indicate she wants to leave a conversation. Changes her Launer handbag from one hand to the other to signal to staff .

She keeps all the bags and even all the Queen 's Mother's bags . 'It's amazing how they last. They're structured, that's our strength.' But he scotches rumours that she uses her handbag to send secret signals to her staff , saying she does no such thing with his designs.

  How the Queen uses her handbag to send secret signals to her staff © Press Association Luckily for Queen Elizabeth II, she has no need for house keys. And we bet you would never catch her running around her house looking for her misplaced phone. Which begs the question: What does she keep in those famous Launer purses she carries around every day anyway? Well, royal biographer, Sally Bedell Smith, got the scoop.

Back in 2012, Smith revealed that the Queen always keeps a mirror, lipstick, a pen, some mint lozenges and reading glasses on hand. And on Sundays she brings a few small bills "precisely folded" to give as a church donation.

But apparently her purse is more often used as a way to send signals to her staff than anything else.

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But apparently her purse is more often used as a way to send signals to her staff than anything else. "It would be very worrying if you were talking to the Queen and saw the handbag move from one hand to the other," royal historian Hugo Vickers told People.

But apparently her purse is more often used as a way to send signals to her staff than anything else. "It would be very worrying if you were talking to the Queen and saw the handbag move from one hand to the other," royal historian Hugo Vickers told PEOPLE.

"It would be very worrying if you were talking to the Queen and saw the handbag move from one hand to the other," royal historian Hugo Vickers told People. You see, this is a signal the Queen uses to indicate to her staff that she's ready to wrap up her current conversation.

  How the Queen uses her handbag to send secret signals to her staff © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) However, you might not even know it's happening - they're that discreet. "It would be done very nicely," Vickers says. "Someone would come along and say, 'Sir, the Archbishop of Canterbury would very much like to meet you.'"

Other cues Queen Elizabeth uses? According to the Telegraph, if she puts her handbag on the table at dinner, it means she wants the event to end in the next five minutes. And if she puts her bag on the floor, it shows she's not enjoying the conversation and wants to be rescued by her lady-in-waiting.

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Phil Dampier, the author of What's In The Queen 's Handbag : And Other Royal Secrets , told HELLO! that she carries treats for her much-loved corgis The Queen uses the position of her handbag to send out coded signals to staff . How many handbags does the Queen own? About 300, says Phil.

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However, Darren McGrady, a former chef in the royal kitchens, said that the Queen is "not a foodie. She eats to live, unlike Prince Philip who loves to eat and would stand and talk food all day."

"When she dines on her own," he added, "she's very disciplined. No starch is the rule."

We took a look at the Queen's typical day of eating and drinking, from the tea she drinks and biscuits she eats when she wakes up to her low-carb lunches, her nightly glass of Champagne, and penchant for chocolate.

Scroll down to see what Her Royal Majesty the Queen has for every meal - and in between.

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