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The Queen's clever COVID-friendly travel gadget revealed

Her Majesty is ahead of the curve with her germ-free gadget

Kate Thomas

The Queen is never seen without one of her trusty Launer London bags on her arm and reportedly owns a staggering 200 of them. But do you know what the monarch always keeps in her handbag when she travels?

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While Her Majesty hasn't gone far over the past year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, she has reportedly long been a fan of carrying a special germ-free gadget everywhere she goes.

Queen Elizabeth II apparently keeps a suction cup in her handbag for when she's on the move, allowing her to never place her bag directly on the floor.  

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An eye-witness who was lucky enough to dine with The Queen at Buckingham Palace previously recalled the details in an interview with The Lady magazine.

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"I watched the Queen open her handbag and remove a white suction cup and discreetly spit into it", the guest said. "The Queen then attached the cup to the underside of the table. The cup had a hook on it, and she attached her handbag to it."

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The Queen never places her handbag on the floor

While the Queen does this so her handbag is always tucked away discreetly out of sight and doesn't cause offence at the dinner table, we can't help but think how genius this is in the age of COVID-19.

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Meanwhile, The Queen is said to have an unusual remedy for jetlag when she travels - barley sugar.

"What the Queen is doing by having barley sugar is essentially using her body’s sugar metabolic pathways to help adjust her body clock," Nick Knight, a specialist in lifestyle medicine, told the Telegraph.

The sweets are often described as 'travel sweets' as they are said to help alleviate the feeling of travel sickness.

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