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Old 08-19-2010, 04:14 PM
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I don't remember where I read it, but I always thought thanks to reading it somewhere that HM always has a bottle of seltzer water in her handbag. For when one of her four legged furry darlings has a bit of a boo boo on the floors.

I could be wrong of course, but I know I read that somewhere.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:41 PM
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The Queen's bag is becoming bigger at each post
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The Queen's bag is becoming bigger at each post
Didn't you know? She's got a kitchen sink in there!


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Old 09-11-2010, 12:23 PM
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Very practical!
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:49 AM
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Launer’s of London holds the Royal Warrant for HM. The bags are exquisite.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:14 PM
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I would hope some kind of heavy object with which to batter daft prime-ministers with...a possible tradition that goes back decades!
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:50 PM
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I would hope some kind of heavy object with which to batter daft prime-ministers with...a possible tradition that goes back decades!
Better yet.. a perfumed Irish lace handkerchief with her choice of scent (new thread? what scent does HM like?) which she will discreetly holds to her nose. Body language says it all.. would mean.. "YOU STINK" :0)
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:09 AM
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I have always wondered the same thing...about her handbag. I noticed long ago that you never see pictures of her without one unless it's an official photo. What I find interesting is that she apparently meets the Prime Minister in her private sitting room, and yet she always has a handbag with her there as well. If all she carries is makeup, gloves and breath mints, then why carry it within your own apartment?

Considering the number of people she has at her beck and call as Queen. you would think she could have someone carry items for her. There must be some other reason she is always with one other than a handbag fetish.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:39 AM
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The answer is simple: A lady (especially of "a certain age") wears a handbag as a fashion accessory.
You wouldn't see HM carrying a handbag that is not carefully accessorised. Same with hats.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:18 AM
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Considering the number of people she has at her beck and call as Queen. you would think she could have someone carry items for her. There must be some other reason she is always with one other than a handbag fetish.
The handbag is where the panic button is kept.
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Maybe she likes to keep her purse handy at all times because she has dry lips/hands and needs quick access to her lotion/lipstick. That's why I keep my purse close by.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:20 AM
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A handbag probably gives her something to do with her hands once the formality of hand-shaking is over. I've noticed that she fidgets her hands when she's sitting for portraits, and I'd guess that she likes something to hang onto.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:34 PM
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Majesty magazine reports that the Queen carries a comb, a handkerchief, a small gold compact and a tube of lipstick in her handbag. On Sundays, she carries paper money to place in the collection plate at church.
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:14 PM
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So she doesn't carry the nuclear launch codes in her handbag?
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:54 PM
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No, I suspect that the prime minister gets those.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:21 PM
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The handbag is where the panic button is kept.
Panic button?

I don't see why people are so interested in what is in her handbag, anyway. She is a lady - and probably carries what most other ladies do.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:19 PM
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Panic button?

I don't see why people are so interested in what is in her handbag, anyway. She is a lady - and probably carries what most other ladies do.
But sh'es not just ANY lady, she is the Queen after all. And being a gossip monger, Russo's inquiring mind wants to know!
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:26 PM
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...and a hat pin?
For unwanted attention?!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:49 AM
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I bet she keeps the goodies for her dogs in it. That's why she always has it by her side, even in her private sittingroom....

Edit: Just saw that Russo had the same idea but motnths before me. A toast to you with a fine Merlot from the wineyards of Southern Germany where Merlot is allowed to be grown since around 10 years or so....
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:27 AM
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This has occasionally been discussed in the media. She apparently doesn't carry more than a handkerchief and gloves. Her lady-in-waiting carries money and anything else she might need.
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