Queen Elizabeth Uses Her Handbag To Send Messages To The Secret Service

Few people know that Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain uses her handbag to send discreet messages to the secret service.

Historian and expert on the British Royal Family, Hugo Vickers, reveals some of the secret codes by which the 95-year old British Queen communicates in public with her personal staff.

The Queen's Handbag Hides A Secret Code

Queen Elizabeth II's favorite Launer handbag is more than just an accessory. According to Hugo Vickers, the Queen uses this fashion item to send discreet messages to her secret service.
Queen Elizabeth Uses Her Handbag Messages The Secret Service
For example, when she passes her bag from one arm to the other she is ready to end a conversation, Vickers told the US magazine People.

But there are more signals: when she places her bag on the table during an event, the queen wants to alert her bodyguards that she's ready to go.

A third signal is when she discreetly twirls her wedding ring, which means she wants to quickly change the conversation.

So how does it work? According to the historian, very discreetly and naturally someone will approach the Queen to say something like "Lady, the Archbishop of Canterbury would very much like to meet you".

The expert on the British Royal Family added that, if Queen Elizabeth II is particularly anxious to get out of a conversation, her ring gesture will become much more expressive.

In addition, while attending official meetings at Buckingham Palace, she uses a discreet buzzer to alert staff to open doors and escort guests out.

The Secret Of Kate Middleton's Handbag

Queen Elizabeth II isn't the only member of the Royal Family who uses the handbag as more than a fashion accessory.

The founder of Beaumont Etiquette - a famous London etiquette school - Myka Meier, said the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, always carries a handbag for a reason.

Kate Middleton holds her handbag with both hands in front of her to control the shaking when she gets nervous, while Queen Elizabeth II holds it on her left arm leaving her right hand free to wave.

Read more about this subject in Daily Mail.

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