Handbags. Elizabeth II has been a fan of the British firm Launer for 50 years. She has some 300 custom-made bags, mostly the ‘Traviata’ model in black. According to her biographer Sally Bedell Smith, inside her she wears glasses, a handkerchief with her initials embroidered on it, a pen and a packet of candy. She sometimes includes a mirror, lipstick and, on Sundays, money for church. In recent years her bags, between 1,900 and 2,800 euros, have become lighter. The bag also has its own language: if it is changed from the left arm to the right, it means that it is ready to end the conversation; if she leaves it on the table, that the meeting will be over in five minutes, and if she puts it on the floor, that she is enjoying herself and doesn’t want to leave.