How Queen Elizabeth Uses Her Handbag To Send Secret Signals - Not Many People Know This
Katie Mooney 5/4/2017
Queen Elizabeth II is undoubtedly loved, respected, and admired around the world. Her calm and graceful manner has encouraged peace, and she has ruled "longer than any other Monarch in British history" - her reign beginning in 1952 and continuing through present day.
When Queen Elizabeth still had the title of Princess, her father King George VI wrote as he "gave her away" in marriage to her husband Prince Philip,
"You were so calm & composed during the service and said your words with such conviction, that I knew everything was all right..."
Queen Elizabeth has ruled with calmness, conviction, and composure - her father's words still ringing true to this day. Living her life in the spotlight, we know a great deal about this great Queen. However, some of the following royal secrets just may surprise you!
On The "Days" She Was Born
Did you know, that Queen Elizabeth has two birthdays? The Queen's first birthday is her actual day of birth - April 21st. However, this special woman has a second "special day"...
As it turns out, due to the cold outdoor temps on April 21st, the Queen's day of birth is also celebrated on June 17th. The lovely June weather allows for a grand birthday parade through London.
Beep...Beep...Beep... This my friends is the sound that many of us awake to each morning - the predictable (and quite annoying) sound of an alarm clock.
However, the Queen and her Royal Household wake to a very different (and quite enjoyable) sound - bagpipes! The Queen's personal bag piper strolls the royal grounds playing his instrument from 9am to 9:15am each morning.
We sure like the "sound" of that!
A Woman Of Many Names
Your Royal Highness, The Queen, "Gan Gan" (what her great-grandchildren call her) - Queen Elizabeth has a variety of names. However, the nickname Prince William had for his grandmother when he was little was probably not a name she ever expected to be called.
When Prince William was just a young lad, "Granny" was difficult to pronounce. So, he did the best he could - and called her "Gary." This title certainly brought about a few royal smiles.
Get this: Queen Elizabeth's purse isn't only used to hold her personal belongings and knick knacks. It's also a signal device! The Queen is able to relay various messages to her staff with small movements of her purse.
Watch the video below to learn some of her undercover signals!
Queen Elizabeth is not only highly respected for her extraordinary leadership abilities, but also adored for her devotion and commitment to charities, public service, and the environment. We hope you enjoyed learning these fun and interesting facts about the Queen!