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The Pocketbook Puzzles

Why does the Queen carry one?


You know what I love?
Fashion! (can’t you tell?)

You know what I love more than fashion?
Pragmatism!!

And you know what I have somewhat vague interest in?
Royalty!

When you combine those important specialties you’re left with someone who possesses a keen eye for the intersection where they collide in a giant or somewhat average pile-up.

As the Obamas paid a visit to England this week, I noted that upon their arrival at Buckingham Palace they were greeted by Her Majesty The Queen and her pocketbook. Having seen such a device on many occasions before, I thought nothing of it until I noted that no-one else seemed to be similarly equipped.

Then I noted at the state dinner that followed there seemed to be another pocketbook situation.

Which led me down a rabbit trail…

Does she always have it?


Mostly yes.

Now I need to know more!!!

WHY does she always have a pocketbook?
Is she planning a quick escape? Does she think someone will rifle through it if she turns her back?

Is there no-one who will hold it for her?
I think Prince Philip looks like he might forget it on a bench somewhere, but surely there is a footman who could help.

Is there something(s) super important in said pocketbook?
Smokes? Sweets? State secrets? iphone?

There are a lot of unanswered questions people. I choose to believe that there’s much more happening than just a fashion statement. And I want to know what that is!!

I took to twitter to ask for suggestions on what she might be carrying and some of the responses included:

“money with her picture on it”

“Change for the parking meters and pepper spray”

“a sonic screwdriver”

I’m still not convinced. So I want to know…

What do you think is in there?

BTW – as a citizen of a Commonwealth country I must make clear that my Queen can do whatever the heck she wants! Like wear a hairnet to the Chelsea Flower show

I just want to hug her! I bet she smells nice.

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Susan Isaacs

Susan’s a multitask-er who prides herself on the vast number of things (read: loose papers and coffee cups) on her desk at any one time, and yet she still manages to keep an eye on all the moving parts at Paragon.

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