Queen Elizabeth is the most travelled monarch in British history. So, it makes sense that she and her entourage have fine-tuned the art of packing for her trips.
One item in particular that she never travels without is really surprising.
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Her Majesty has travelled extensively since ascending to the British throne in 1952. Since then, she has visited over 130 countries during her reign, promoting good relations between Heads of States and the world leaders.
During her reign, a number of travel secrets have been revealed about her.
Like, what items she always packs and what suitcase she uses. One bizarre inclusion in the royal packing, is her personal pack of blood. But why? What is the need?
Well, the health of the Queen is of primordial importance. And, if the Queen is visiting a country where a reliable blood supply is questionable then a pack of her own blood will be included.
This is in case a blood transfusion should be necessary without Her Majesty’s health being jeopardised.
Emergencies will be responded to right away as Queen Elizabeth’s doctor is always nearby when she travels. The medical practitioner has to be a Royal Navy doctor.
According to some reports, he will always be carrying a bulky medical bag containing an emergency medicine. The doctor will also have carefully researched about the place. Also, where the nearest hospital is to the monarch.
This is not the only intriguing object that Queen Elizabeth has to hand when she travels.
According to Phil Dampier, a journalist, Her Majesty often takes a camera with her. He talked about this unknown secret in his book, ‘What’s in the Queen’s Handbag and other Royal Secrets’.
She has previously been spotted taking a number of pictures, especially when younger and on a number of state visits. The camera is put in her handbag, and is said to be used ‘to take pictures of visiting presidents and other VIPs’.