9 Weird Habits That Queen Elizabeth Is Known For
4. Her purses have hooks
Now, the Queen does not need to carry money in her purse, and we cannot imagine her checking her smartphone for Facebook updates, so those items would never be found in her bag. But she does carry around a portable hook, which is used to hang the purse under the dinner table on official occasions.
You might think that it is because she does not want to lose it, and that is true, but there is also another reason. Queen Elizabeth II uses the accessory to send signals to the staff. If she wants something done, she will change the position of it. For example, the purse on the table means it is time for the event to wrap up, but while the bag hangs from the hook, everything is peachy.
5. Beards and bow ties are big no-nos
Nowadays, everyone loves a man with a bit of facial hair because it looks rather manly and a bit mysterious, but the Queen is a person that prefers a clean, shaved face. The only exception is her grandson, Prince Harry, who has notoriously kept his red-headed beard for several years now, and he looks handsome as a married man.
On another note, Elizabeth II does not find waistcoats appealing, and she particularly hates fake bow ties, as she can spot a phony tie in a matter of seconds. This skill must have developed after years of ingrained protocols and countless formal events. We imagine that no one understands etiquette like the monarch.
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