The Royal Family is the last remaining vestige of the once-great British Empire. Queen Elizabeth II has no official power in England, but she rather serves as a symbolic ruler and nearly every move she makes is covered by the press and analyzed in great detail. Experts noticed that the queen carries her purse and offer us a reason why she does so.
First of all, like most women, the Queen uses her purse to carry everyday items such as makeup, a mirror, writing utensils, breath mints and reading glasses. On Sundays, she keeps a couple of neatly folded bills for the offering plate.
Sally Bedell Smith is a royal biographer. She says the purse is also used as a tool to communicate with her aides.
For example, if she shifts her purse from one arm to the other, then she is ready to complete her current conversation and an aide will approach to let her know someone else would like to speak with her.
When the Queen places her purse on top of the table she will be ready to leave the event within the next five minutes.
If her aides notice her purse being placed on the floor, then the Queen is completely unsatisfied with her current conversation and would like someone to intervene very shortly.
The ring she wears is also not meant to be a lavish accessory. Her aides must act fast when they see the Queen twisting her ring. This gives them the signal the Queen would like to be "rescued" from that current conversation immediately.
Take a look at the Queen's gestures the next time you see her. You'll have a very good idea about how she is feeling in that particular situation. Once she realizes her moves have been decrypted she might have to change her communication strategy.