There are many reasons why I love the Queen. Like how she was a mechanic in the war, and how she's not all up in our faces about being the queen (like I would be, "What do you mean you're putting me on hold? I'm the QUEEEEEEEEN!!!") But probably my favorite thing about her is that she always has a sensible handbag with her. Think I'm joking? She took one to the state dinner tonight:
She also had one when they first met up. (Sidenote: Close call, Michelle. You totally almost flashed Prince Phillip!)
Please note that it's not a clutch or some other elegant or diminutive purse. It's an old lady handbag. The 80 year old in me can relate to this habit of hers. A clutch isn't going to hold everything you might need while you're out inspecting troops and christening naval vessels. I'm sure she has any number of ladies in waiting who can hold her lip balm for her, so I appreciate that she's sensible enough to know that a gals got to have immediate access to certain items.
Let's guess what's inside, shall we?
1.) A bag of safety pins
2.) The aforementioned lip balm
4.) An assortment of snacks, like Swedish Fish and those mini tubes of Pringles
5.) A hanky with her initials on it
6.) A picture of her corgis
7.) A cell phone that would only be used to call the Prime Minister to send the troops off to war
8.) An extra pair of hose
9.) A retractable sword, for impromptu knighting
10.) A dog-earred copy of Twilight
11.) A couple of the crown jewels, just because she can