Queen Elizabeth II had secret signals that only her people knew. Queen Elizabeth II will be missed. She was a beautiful and kind spirit. Looking back over her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II has had to meet and entertain a lot of people.
Sometimes those meet, and greets can get a little long-winded or boring, so the queen is said to have disguised a way to let her ladies-in-waiting know that she wants to go.
Ian Scott Hunter, her former footman, said, ” I believe there’s etiquette that ladies do not make their faces up in public. But she had her bag over the side, and she would take her lipstick out and put it on with no mirror or anything, and that was a signal to the ladies that she was ready to leave.” Hunter worked for Queen Elizabeth II for eight years.
According to People, Hugo Vickers, a Historian, said that she’d put her bag on the floor if she wanted to leave, but placing her bag on the table meant five more minutes. Vickers also said that she’d spin her wedding ring around her finger to signal to her aides she wanted out.
According to Glamour, Kristen Meinzer said the queen would swap her handbag from arm to arm to politely convey to her staff that she’d like someone to interrupt and end the conversation.