Wednesday, 30 April 2008
A Meat Hook???
2008-Apr-29 - The mystery of the handbag
Her Majesty has always a meat hook in her handbag.
Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain celebrated her eighty-second birthday on 21st April. I shall never forget this, for my husband’s birthday was on the 23rd of April. And he too would have been 82.
Well, back to the Queen, she is a member of the most colourful royal family of Europe and apart from the Danish, the oldest family. The Danish Queen Margarethe and the British Queen are descendants of Vikings. William the Conqueror, the ancestor of Queen Elizabeth, was a Viking.
Queen Elizabeth is known to carry always a handbag. But something that not everybody knows, is that she uses the bag to communicate with her staff. They watch her bag carefully. If she places the bag on a table during a cosy tête-à-tête it means: Time to go!
Bag on the floor means: This guest is very boring!
What are the contents of these handbags? This question kept journalists busy for years. Anyway it is said that her handbag contains an S-shaped meat hook to hang her bag on. For the rest it contains articles of personal matter.
Queen Elizabeth cannot do without her handbags. Our Queen Beatrix cannot do without her hats. They are her trade mark. BTW tomorrow we celebrate her birthday. It's a national holiday and everybody is taking part in it.