This is the very unexpected item that the Queen always takes with her when she travels

And it does make sense.

Frequent travel goes hand in hand with being a royal – there are official tours, foreign engagements and a lot of ribbon cutting and tree planting ceremonies to attend.

No one knows this more than Queen Elizabeth.

In fact, with 66 years as Monarch under her belt, HRH has unsurprisingly got travelling down to a fine art, known to always bring a few home comforts and necessities along with her to make the travelling bearable.

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All royals have to bring a black outfit with them when travelling overseas incase they have to come back in mourning, something Queen Elizabeth tragically found out for herself on her return from Kenya in 1952, after the death of her father, King George VI. But Queen Elizabeth has added some other items to her regular travel pack list.

There’s a monogrammed kettle and earl grey, pine-scented soaps, framed family photos, Harrods’ sausages, Gin, barley sugar and of course a hot water bottle down on the list, but the most surprising item? Blood.

Yes, that’s right. The unexpected item that HRH takes with her on the regular is a pack of her own blood.

Why? Well it does actually make a bit of sense. The Queen – and her son, the Prince of Wales – always travel with a pack of their own blood, looked after by a navy doctor who is always close by. This way, they will be able to receive blood transfusions even if they are in an area where there many not be a reliable supply.

Well that was unexpected.

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