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Vanishing Lady 11-23-2007 10:05 PM

Or strawberry....:lol:

lexi4 01-31-2008 02:21 PM

What a great article. And that s-shaped metal meat hook. on which to hang her purse while she is seated at a table, is a great idea. I wouldn't mind having one of those.:smile:

Russophile 01-31-2008 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by lexi4 (Post 723951)
What a great article. And that s-shaped metal meat hook. on which to hang her purse while she is seated at a table, is a great idea. I wouldn't mind having one of those.:smile:

My dear Lexi, YOU are a kid in a candy store! :flowers:
I'm glad you're having fun and indeed! It is an interesting article!!

Skydragon 01-31-2008 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by sesa (Post 678253)
I've always wondered what she carries in her bag.
I find it very funny that there are pics of her in her own palace, greeting people, and she is carrying her purse????!!!! Which has made me wonder what she carries in there for her to carry it in her own "house".
Once I get home, I dump my purse on the closest corner and don't even glance at it until the next morning as I'm walking out for work.

But we are not talking about a normal sized house! :lol: The servants would be exhausted if they had to run down all those corridors just to get her specs! :rofl:

Russophile 01-31-2008 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Skydragon (Post 724006)
But we are not talking about a normal sized house! :lol: The servants would be exhausted if they had to run down all those corridors just to get her specs! :rofl:

Watching the Andrew interview yesterday walking through Buckingham Palace, I was reminded just how BIG the place is! Talk about finding spec needles in haystacks!

lexi4 01-31-2008 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Russophile (Post 723967)
My dear Lexi, YOU are a kid in a candy store! :flowers:
I'm glad you're having fun and indeed! It is an interesting article!!

I get tired of my purse getting stomped on under a table. :biggrin: I think that is a cool idea. I wonder if hers has diamonds on it. I mean, is it bling for the queen?:rofl:

Harry's polo shirt 01-31-2008 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Skydragon (Post 724006)
But we are not talking about a normal sized house! :lol: The servants would be exhausted if they had to run down all those corridors just to get her specs! :rofl:

They probably have walkies and page someone from one side of the house and they meet someone half way.

Cordonez 02-03-2008 11:34 PM

Which hand?
 
I recently read an article that said that when she has her handbag on one arm things are well, when the other she is bored and needs rescuing by her LIW. Unfortunately I have returned the book to the library and cannot recall which arm means which. Sorry for those of you who are to meet the queen soon. Just look out for her purse changing arms :lol:.

GillW 02-04-2008 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Cordonez (Post 725408)
I recently read an article that said that when she has her handbag on one arm things are well, when the other she is bored and needs rescuing by her LIW. Unfortunately I have returned the book to the library and cannot recall which arm means which. Sorry for those of you who are to meet the queen soon. Just look out for her purse changing arms :lol:.

HM Almost invariably carries her bag on her left arm - for one thing that leaves her right free for hand-shaking. So watch out if it is on her right arm!

Fabulous Fake 02-04-2008 05:04 AM

Its a lovely little book and has lots of other snippets of information.

I got my copy from Amazon and I can recommend it to anyone interested in royalty trivia.

Russophile 02-04-2008 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Fabulous Fake (Post 725473)
Its a lovely little book and has lots of other snippets of information.

I got my copy from Amazon and I can recommend it to anyone interested in royalty trivia.

What lovely little book? You didn't encase a quote so I'm a little lost here. Borders might have it as well??
Thanks!:flowers:

norwegianne 02-04-2008 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Russophile (Post 725681)
What lovely little book? You didn't encase a quote so I'm a little lost here. Borders might have it as well??
Thanks!:flowers:

I believe Fabulous Fake was refering to the book "What's in the Queen's Handbag: And Other Royal Secrets" by Phil Dampier and Ashley Walton, the book mentioned in the first post :flowers:

Russophile 02-04-2008 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by norwegianne (Post 725699)
I believe Fabulous Fake was refering to the book "What's in the Queen's Handbag: And Other Royal Secrets" by Phil Dampier and Ashley Walton, the book mentioned in the first post :flowers:

Oh Cool! Thanks!!! :flowers:

Fabulous Fake 02-04-2008 05:57 PM

Thanks norwegianne.:flowers:

PadThaiPrincess 02-04-2008 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by cmkrcwi (Post 693624)
I remember reading once that she keeps some kind of hard candy - barley sugar or something - to help prevent her mouth from getting too dry . I imagine these days it would be something sugarless.

I read it's barley sugars(my own favorite candy)for potential upset stomachs and energy.

Harry's polo shirt 02-04-2008 11:06 PM

something surgerless... that made me laugh.

Madame Royale 02-04-2008 11:20 PM

I was always under the impression..

Compact
Lipstick
Handkerchief
Some sort of mouth refreshment
Reading Glasses
Speech(es)

PadThaiPrincess 02-05-2008 10:46 PM

Oh, and gloves! In the Burrell book he said she's always has a clean pair of gloves in case the ones she's wearing become soiled.

HM Queen Catherine 06-05-2009 05:42 PM

It's interesting to know what she carries in that purse, but I have to say that is the least endearing thing about the Queen, IMO.

It sometimes strikes me as ridiculous that she's carrying that dang purse around everywhere.

Leave it in the car! Hand it to your assistant! But Jeez.. put it down already! ;)

Mermaid1962 06-05-2009 08:41 PM

I find it good to have a purse just so that I have something to do with my hands on dressy occasions. Otherwise, what does one do with them? Fold them in front? No, too prissy. Fold them in back? No, makes my big chest look even bigger. Cross my arms? No, looks stand-offish. Keep my hands by my sides? No, feels strange. Hanging onto a purse is just the thing.;):flowers:


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Originally Posted by HM Queen Catherine (Post 948221)
It's interesting to know what she carries in that purse, but I have to say that is the least endearing thing about the Queen, IMO.

It sometimes strikes me as ridiculous that she's carrying that dang purse around everywhere.

Leave it in the car! Hand it to your assistant! But Jeez.. put it down already! ;)



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