The Queen is seen as a lovable old dear. She's the nation's grannie and the head of a family we all love but she has a few odd habits. She's the only person in the world doing her job, right? That means she will automatically do stuff that we all think is a little off-kilter but her majesty will simply see as part of her role. Some of the weird habits we'll reveal are forced on her because of her job role. But not all. Find out why she prefers ice balls over ice cubes and why she can't allow her windows to be left open among other wonderfully strange habits.
On a hook
The Queen carries a portable hook in her bag. That sounds like the sort of thing Batman would have in his belt to hang from when he's shoved off a ledge but for the Queen, there's not such a dramatic reason. Along with standard stuff like her money and tissues and boiled sweets or whatever else old dears like the Queen carry in their bag, her Majesty also has a portable hook that suckers onto things. She attaches it to the underside of tables and then hooks her bag on it so the bag is not on the floor. That seems unnecessary because she must have people who would gladly stand holding her bag whenever she can't be bothered to. There's a royal reason for it though. When the Queen's bag is placed on the floor, her servants are alerted that she is ready to leave.
The Queen doesn't have an issue with men but she doesn't like moustaches. Let's hope she makes an exception during Movember when lots of guys grow a ‘tache to raise awareness of men's health issues. She finds them simply irritating. All the men close to her are clean-shaven, except her errant grandson Prince Harry whose beard must annoy her royal highness no end. She's not a big fan of waistcoats either. Or bowties. Let's face it though, who is a fan of bowties and waistcoats?
Whenever the Queen travels, she always carries a black attire with her so that if she lands at her destination and an important dignitary has passed away while she was in the air, she has the correct outfit to hand. That's a bit odd but part of her role involves being prepared for any eventuality. The other thing she always travels with is a lot weirder. The Queen always has a doctor with her when she flies. We all would if we were in our 90s and could afford it, wouldn't we? The doctor has a mobile defibrillator and a bag full of medicines. The doctor's like Mary Poppins but with a medical licence. A personal pack of the Queen's blood is also aboard the flight in case she needs a transfusion.
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