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The queens handbag (lighthearted)

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Sallywally1 Sat 15-Jan-22 10:01:17

I wonder what she carries around in it? Comb? Book? Purse? She has no need for cash and no time presumably to read! Any thoughts ?

Urmstongran Sat 15-Jan-22 10:02:39

No keys that’s for sure. 😊

Georgesgran Sat 15-Jan-22 10:04:12

Paracetamol? She’s certainly got a headache at the moment!

Urmstongran Sat 15-Jan-22 10:05:53

Love that Georgesgran very witty!

Parsley3 Sat 15-Jan-22 10:10:13

Her handbag is such a faithful companion that it deserves a title. Keeper of the Privy Purse, perhaps.

tanith Sat 15-Jan-22 10:10:49

I’d bet she’d love an invisibility cloak sometimes. 🧙‍♀️

MayBeMaw Sat 15-Jan-22 10:13:26

A little tipple? She deserves it.
Maybe a mobile to play Candy Crush on when she is bored (just joking Ma’am)

EllanVannin Sat 15-Jan-22 10:14:41

Rennies ?

Urmstongran Sat 15-Jan-22 10:33:37

I suppose she could ditch the handbag as she always has a LiW nearby with ‘essentials’. That said, I read somewhere that if she’s chatting to someone and wants to move on, she transfers the handbag to her other arm and that’s the signal to her staff.
Clever.

Elegran Sat 15-Jan-22 10:36:19

It gives her something to do with her hands, so that she isn't tempted to clock some of the people she has to chat sweetly with.

Bridgeit Sat 15-Jan-22 10:39:32

One of those stress gadgets , she would definitely need one if not more..

Calendargirl Sat 15-Jan-22 10:39:45

You would imagine she has her glasses in her handbag. Obviously didn’t many years ago when a news clip showed her rummaging (their words not mine) through her handbag, then cooly announcing that her husband, the D of E, would be reading her speech. He proceeded to rattle it off fluently, but it was fairly clear that she was minus her specs that day.

I bet the L in W always has a spare pair in her own handbag since then.

MissAdventure Sat 15-Jan-22 10:40:26

Spare knickers.

Kate1949 Sat 15-Jan-22 10:45:27

Definitely a lipstick

FannyCornforth Sat 15-Jan-22 10:46:56

According to her biographer Sally Bedell Smith (courtesy of Mr Google): mirror, lipstick, mints and reading glasses.
Her handbag (a Launer) serves a vital service as signalling various things to her aides eg when she wants to leave.
If she is in a desperate situation, HM puts her bag on the floor

FannyCornforth Sat 15-Jan-22 10:48:09

Sorry Urms, I repeated what you had already said blush

grandMattie Sat 15-Jan-22 10:48:38

Spare tights/stockings? Surely she can’t be seen with a ladder!

Germanshepherdsmum Sat 15-Jan-22 10:51:31

Hankie?

Sago Sat 15-Jan-22 12:38:44

I would love to think it was full of James Bond style gadgets!
A lipstick that’s a mini grenade launcher, pens that can inject deadly poison, hair brushes that are machine guns and a device to track Andrew 24/7.

Devorgilla Sat 15-Jan-22 12:50:49

Perhaps she has added a well sharpened stiletto - to sharpen her pencil of course.

shysal Sat 15-Jan-22 13:17:46

A spare Tena pad?

Sparklefizz Sat 15-Jan-22 13:22:02

Sago

I would love to think it was full of James Bond style gadgets!
A lipstick that’s a mini grenade launcher, pens that can inject deadly poison, hair brushes that are machine guns and a device to track Andrew 24/7.

Sago Your post wins answer of the day!! grin

LauraNorderr Sat 15-Jan-22 13:26:25

Photo ID aka postage stamp.

lemongrove Sat 15-Jan-22 13:26:32

I don’t suppose she needs much in it, I did read somewhere that she always has the same make of bag and almost always in black, the same for her shoes.Wonder why that is?

lemongrove Sat 15-Jan-22 13:27:03

Bus pass?