Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip Marriage: Royal Couple's 'Loo Arrangements' Will Surprise You
Queen Elizabeth II has been regularly visiting different states as part of her duties as a monarch. Her journeys are always organized by her aides, who make sure she gets the most comfort. But with the many things they have to prepare, did you know the hardest to set up is her toilet?
In a report by the Telegraph's political editor Gordon Rayner, he revealed Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, have designated retiring room wherever they go. This also doubles as a panic room in case of an attack.
Their sanitary ware has to be marked or sealed with stickers so that everyone will be aware that it is already reserved to them. A former aide told Rayner that hosts spend more time worrying about Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's "loo arrangements" than anything else. They have to select the color of their towel carefully, and the brand of their toiler paper should suit the royal couple.
Although the Palace has never confirmed what brand of toilet paper Queen Elizabeth uses, Express revealed the possible product she prefers. UK-based toilet paper maker Andrex got the Royal Warrant, which is only given to the company that supplies the Royal Family with goods and services.
Queen Elizabeth herself awarded the warrant in 1978. Hence, it is widely believed Andrex is the supplier of the Royal Family's toilet paper. It may also be the brand the sovereign brings in every tour.
In addition, other amenities Queen Elizabeth needs, she brings it herself and puts it in her "treasured handbag." The Queen's cousin, Jean Willis, earlier revealed one of the unexpected items the head of state always brings is a portable hook.
Willis saw the Queen open her handbag, get a white suction cup, and discretely spit into it. Then, she attached the cup to the underside of the table. As the cup got a hook in it, she hung her handbag onto it.
In the Sally Bedell Smith's book, Elizabeth the Queen: The Woman Behind the Throne, she noted Queen Elizabeth has a lot of essentials in her purse. She always brings her reading glasses, mints, fountain pen, small mirror, and lipstick.
Aside from carrying her stuff, Queen Elizabeth's handbag also works as a signaling device. When she puts her bag on the floor, she wants to be rescued. If she places it on a dinner table, it means the event must end in five minutes.