The Queen Only Carries Cash One Day Of The Week
Most people would never leave home without their wallet or some money in their pocket. But that's because we all depend on our savings getting us through the day with food or public transport or shopping.
That's probably not an issue that the Queen runs into every day considering she could probably summon a servant or assistant to pay for anything she needs.
However, there is one occasion on one day of the week where the Queen Elizabeth II likes to have some cash on her person: church on Sunday.
The 91-year-old attends the weekly service without fail and is known to have a fiver ready for the collection plate. She has been known to chuck a tenner in every now and then, but it's usually a nice green note. Apparently, the note is 'precisely folded', which would have been much easier back in the day with the old notes, but not so much now they're all plastic.
During public engagements, she's always seen clutching onto one of her signature Launer handbag. Inside she carries a hook (which helps to hang the bag anywhere), reading glasses, mint lozenges and a fountain pen, according to the Telegraph.
She reportedly uses the bag to send messages to her staff during various occasions. If Her Majesty places the bag on the table, it means she wants to leave in five minutes, if it's on the floor then she's not enjoying the conversation she's having.
It's believed the Queen also carries a mirror, lipstick, a small diary and a mobile phone. I wonder if she's an Angry Birds type or more into Candy Crush? Royal biographer Penny Junor told the Telegraph: "She does have a mobile and she speaks to her grandchildren on it. I don't know whether it's a smartphone though."
Journalist Brian Hoey elaborated on the Queen's use of her phone in the Daily Mail, writing: "She has learned how to text and her phone is among the most sophisticated in the world. It is encrypted, like those used by the security services, and is said to be impossible to be hacked into.
"When she needed expert tuition in how to operate it, she was able to turn to her eldest grandchildren, Peter Phillips and his sister, Zara, who are wizards with all kinds of electronic gadgets.
"The Queen also has an iPad and a laptop, and she has a personal account on Facebook - though no one outside the Palace knows how many 'friends' she has."
Oh my god - can you imagine being Facebook friends with the Queen? Would she be the type to post random updates all the time or cute snaps of her and Prince Phillip?
I guess we'll never know.
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