It all makes sense now
She may live in a palace and own the crown jewels, but it’s a well-know fact that the Queen never carries cash – or so we thought.
Yet apparently we’ve been entirely mistaken. According to The Sun there is one day a week when the Queen will keep a bit of spare change in her purse – and that’s on a Sunday.
Why? Well it’s all for a good cause, as this is the day when she attends church, and the Queen carries cash so that she can make a donation.
As head of the Church of England, the Queen takes her religious role very seriously, and attends a church service every week. According to reports, the Queen carries cash which she likes to leave on the collection plate after a service.
However, not the type to be overly flashy (although she has given us plenty of vintage style inspiration over the years), it is believed that one of her butlers irons a five pound note into a little square, so that the Queen can make her donation discreetly. (She may even give out a tenner, if she is feeling particularly generous).
The latest news sheds light on what exactly the Queen keeps in her handbag – a topic which has been subject to much speculation over the years. Queen Liz is rarely pictured without it. It’s such an essential part of her outfit, that she even uses her handbag to communicate with her staff. (FYI if she places it on the floor while talking to you, it’s not a good sign).
One thing’s for sure, we know there definitely won’t be any bottles colourful nail polish in there, as we recently learned that Royal rules dictate that only natural looking nails can be worn to official events. However there could be a small bottle of White Rose by Floris perfume in there – which has long been rumoured to have been the scent that Queen Elizabeth wore on her wedding day.
The Queen also gives out money every year at a church service on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. She ceremonially distributes small silver coins known as ‘Maundy money’ as symbolic alms to the elderly. However although the coins are legal tender, they do not circulate wider because of their silver content and rarity.