11 things Queen Elizabeth reportedly carries in her travel bag; including a personal supply of blood
The Queen of the United Kingdom never travels without these 11 things. A personal supply of blood is genuinely astonishing.
Since ascending to the throne in 1952, the 92-year-old monarch has traveled extensively.
The Queen doesn't bring a passport. She isn't required to have one herself because she issues it.
She has visited more than 130 nations, including Canada, Australia, Cuba, and Argentina during her reign.
According to Reader's Digest, here are the items she always packs when traveling.
MEDICINE FOR JET LAG
Her Majesty is the most traveled monarch in U.K. history, so it's not surprising that she has needed to come up with a system to beat jet lag.
The Queen always brings barley sugar candies since sweets can adjust the body clock to another place by helping the blood sugar match the eating schedule in the destination.
On the off chance that tragedy strikes, Queen Elizabeth always makes sure to pack a black outfit.
These beautiful (and delicious!) Christmas biscuits were handmade in #BuckinghamPalace for Christmas receptions.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 17, 2018
Today The Royal Household’s Head Chef has revealed the ginger Christmas Biscuit recipe, so you can make your own at home! https://t.co/8XqLUXoYGr pic.twitter.com/7mbe0TDsgm
The Queen always brings her own personal stash, sealed with stickers.
PERSONAL SUPPLY OF BLOOD
The Queen always travels with a doctor, who brings a personal supply of blood matching her blood type.
LOTS OF OUTFITS
Her Majesty reportedly brings a whole garments rail loaded with as many as 30 outfits for her trip.
The first Christmas Broadcast was delivered by Her Majesty’s grandfather George V in 1932.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 17, 2018
Since then it has evolved into an important part of the Christmas Day celebrations, for many in the UK & around the world.
Find out more here: https://t.co/ErOakJLinY pic.twitter.com/IlUHLz9eJJ
When traveling, the Queen's staff bring tea, scones, clotted cream, and the Scottish fruitcake Dundee cake.
Queen Elizabeth has been known to bring up to 34 individuals on the trip to take care of logistics.
OWN FOOD AND WATER
To keep Her Majesty safe and healthy, her entourage pack British food and bottled water.
Queen Elizabeth's beloved corgi Willow died over the weekend.— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) April 19, 2018
Willow was the last of corgis descended from Susan, a corgi given to a then 18-year-old Princess Elizabeth as a gift from her parents. https://t.co/Cz4BP0z4m6 pic.twitter.com/Ct92kj1ROs
The Queen has been using her Globe-Trotter suitcases since 1947.
Queen Elizabeth's luggage tag is yellow, with simply "The Queen" written on it.
Queen Elizabeth II turns 92 today. She was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth.— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) April 21, 2018
Happy birthday! pic.twitter.com/Y6SiYaAYki
HOT WATER BOTTLE
Amid sleep time, Her Majesty puts a hot water bottle between the sheets to warm a cold bed. She also brings hot water bottles on royal tours.
ONE THING MISSING
The Queen, who started to undertake public duties during the Second World War, doesn't bring a passport. She isn't required to have one herself because she issues it.
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