Queen Elizabeth is never seen without her trusty purse, and now her future granddaughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, seems to be following in her handbag-toting footsteps!
The monarch’s bag of choice is Launer London — and she has reportedly owned more than 200 Launer handbags over the years. The Queen’s loyalty to the brand began in 1968, when designer Sam Launer sent her a bag.
The Queen’s preferred bag style has a longer handle to ease the process of handshaking — a tip Meghan has seemed to notice as well.
Time will tell what Markle’s go-to purse brand will be, but for her first official royal appearance, she carried a burgundy leather tote from Strathberry. The cream handles and navy detailing made for the perfect accessory to her winter look.
But what’s inside their prized purses? This age-old question has so stymied the 91-year-old monarch’s subjects that it even inspired a 2007 book, What’s in the Queen’s Handbag? And Other Royal Secrets, by Phil Dampier and Ashley Walton.