What are some of the subtle ways Queen Elizabeth shows her disapproval or dislike of a person?

Her handbag.

Notice how she always has her handbag by her side

Queen Elizabeth II is always seen with her iconic handbag. In fact, she has been using almost identical handbags for more than 60 years.

When you think about it, usually leaders and important figures have people carrying around things for you— so there really is no need for the Queen to carry a handbag.

So why does the Queen carry one?

It’s because she likes it, right?

That’s partially correct, but there’s another function that the bag holds— it’s part of the Queen’s secret code.

That’s right. The Queen has a secret code.

Because it’s rare for people to have an opportunity to meet with a royal, people tend to talk a lot. Being the Queen, it’s not proper to cut off people. So when she’s getting tired of a particular conversation she simply lets other people cut off the conversation for her.

To tell her entourage that she wants the conversation to end, she switches her handbag from one arm to the other arm (usually it’s left to right). Doing so signals her handlers to step in and politely usher her away. Other signals include:

  • Putting her handbag on the dinner table, indicating that she wants the event to end in 5 minutes,
  • And twisting her wedding ring or putting her handbag on the floor, indicating that she doesn’t like the conversation and would like to be rescued.

Pretty nifty trick in my opinion.

So the next time you find yourself with the rare opportunity to speak with Queen Elizabeth II herself, keep your eye on that handbag.

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Have you ever thought about the tricks used by the British royal family? Do you know more interesting details?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Kim Ashby Bullard
I know this is probably rude, and so very American but I think the Queen is adorable!
Aug 7, 2019 6:53PM
Patricia Nielsen
I think it is admirable. She wants to be out in public but can only see so many in a short time. It is very polite of her to have these sublte hints to her staff and not seem rude to her loyal followers.
Sep 19, 2019 6:14PM
It's good and proper to have codes for safety sake. I applaud her for her resourcefulness and kindness to her conversationalist.
Oct 19, 2019 7:57PM
God save the Queen, what a classy lady!
Sep 5, 2019 12:40AM
Sue Colvin
Why give the Queens secrets away. Now everybody knows. She's such a kind, polite lady, who doesn't want to offend anybody. She meets So many people, sometimes she needs rescuing.
Jan 25, 2020 6:18PM
Carol Anne Hawkins
Kim Ashby Bullard, I am British and I think she is adorable too. 😀 I don’t think you’re being rude at all x
Oct 30, 2019 5:08PM
mitch targ
Very subtle, tactful codes,....most considerate towards peoples feelings,..
May 14, 2020 5:48AM
Ian Fox
How many world leaders read this quiz. Sue Colvin,
Sep 24, 2021 5:25PM
Doris Dallaire
I know some people don’t like her but I really like her. I think she’s really smart and I admire her a lot.
Sep 14, 2021 11:17PM
Carole Barnfather
She must have lots more Sue Colvin, they have only told us 3 of them.
Sep 14, 2021 3:04AM
Rita Lawrence Edwards Meneses
Joe Allen, you had to make a nice article political.
Sep 8, 2021 11:26AM
Rita Lawrence Edwards Meneses
Kim Ashby Bullard, me too!!
Sep 8, 2021 11:24AM
Raymond Cardona
Wow this was very interesting info and a bit sneaky too. Thanks for sharing. Bonnie
Jun 30, 2021 4:16PM
Emma Alabaster
It's not really a secret signal anymore is it? I've seen so many articles like this that, if I were to meet the queen I'd know the signals! Lol I couldn't be offended though, she's an amazing woman and I, for 1 am incredibly proud of her.
Apr 18, 2021 4:06PM
Adriana Zuliani
Now I know the reason for carrying the bag. Very interesting.
Jul 9, 2020 7:51PM
Joe Allen
What did it mean when she set her hand bag on fire during Trump's visit?
Jun 1, 2020 6:50PM
William Mullen Crotty
Long live Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II!
May 10, 2020 8:18PM
Linalinda Eichin
Great to know about the Royals much obliged 🍒🌹🌹🇦🇺
Apr 2, 2020 7:20PM
Julia Campla
Lol Oswald Vanloo,
Mar 1, 2020 11:16PM
Julia Campla
What a concept “ long live the queen” she’s a queen for a reason. No matter what we think ... lol ... lovely idea ! Ha ha ha
Mar 1, 2020 11:16PM

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