The Queen is known for her polished outfits which are always perfectly accessorised. Although the Queen’s style has changed over the course of her reign, one item in particular has remained a staple accessory in the monarch’s many ensembles.
The Queen’s outfits are supervised by Angela Kelly, the Queen’s personal assistant and wardrobe curator, who also has a team of staff.
The Queen’s dresser will lay out her outfit for the day, but she can change her outfit up to five times daily depending on her engagements.
And while completing royal engagements, the Queen is rarely seen without a handbag.
And it turns out the Queen is very particular about the handbags she carries, and she favours one brand in particular.
The Queen has often been pictured with handbags from the brand Launer.
The Queen Mother is believed to have sparked the tradition in the 1950s, when she gifted one to her daughter.
The Queen awarded the company, which is based in Walsall in the West Midlands, a royal warrant in 1968.
Mr Bodmer added: “She can get her hand under the handle and open the bag.
“She’s just always had a handle bag, I can’t tell you the reason why!”
The Queen’s love of the brand doesn’t end with handbags, and she reportedly also carries her spectacles in a Launer glasses case.
While the Queen is very particular over the handbags she carries, according to a royal expert her handbags also have a serious purpose.
Royal historian Hugo Vickers told PEOPLE a few years ago about the Queen’s very deliberate use of her handbags.
Mr Vickers said: “It would be very worrying if you were talking to the Queen and saw the handbag move from one hand to the other.”
The cue from the Queen would signal to her staff she wants to stop the conversation with whoever she was in the middle of speaking with.
He added: “It would be done very nicely.
“Someone would come along and say, ‘Sir, the Archbishop of Canterbury would very much like to meet you.’”