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Revealed: What The Queen keeps in her handbag (mints, hook and blanket)

by | 4th, February 2012

WANT to know what the Queen keeps in her handbag? Sally Bedell Smith, author of Elizabeth the Queen: The Woman Behind The Throne, says he knows. She tells The Lady r eaders that the bag is not a prop. It contains:

Reading glasses
Mint lozenges
Fountain pen
A “precisely folded” £5 or £10 note on Sundays (for Church collection plate)
A hook

Yes, a hook. A source confides:

“I watched the Queen open her handbag and remove a white suction cup and discreetly spit into it.The Queen then attached the cup to the underside of the table. The cup had a hook on it, and she attached her handbag to it.”

The Queen spits? Like a llama?

Bedell Smith adds:

“At the end of a luncheon or a dinner, even a banquet set with silver gilt and antique porcelain, she has the somewhat outré habit of opening her bag, pulling out a compact and reapplying her lipstick.”

Phil Brown, manager of Hull City football team, has peeked into Her Majesty’s bag. One imagines this an act akin to staring at Medusa,

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