Some years ago I heard the following story concerning the Queen of Great Britain:
"The mystery of the handbag
Her Majesty has always a meat hook in her handbag.
Elizabeth of Great Britain celebrated her eighty-ninth 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 89.
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!
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
We all have seen documentaries about Queen Elizabeth, who is now proclaimed the Queen who has ruled longer than even Queen Victoria..We now know a lot of het life, but there are still some facts we don't know. For instance: " The mystery of the handbag".
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