11 Things Queen Elizabeth II Never Travels Without
She’ll put your checked bag to shame.
Specially marked luggage
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On a private jet, there isn’t much need for a luggage tag, so the British royal family keeps it simple. Her Majesty’s luggage tag is a yellow, with nothing more than “The Queen” written on it. Guess she can be confident her bags won’t get mixed up with anyone else’s. According to the Express, each royal family member gets his or her own color: Kate Middleton has yellow, like the Queen, while Prince William and Prince Charles use red, Prince George takes blue, and Princess Anne opts for green. Find out the surprisingly frugal habits of the royals.
Hot water bottle
Her Majesty is a fan of a simple pleasure that makes bedtime so luxurious: placing a hot water bottle between the sheets to warm up a chilly bed, according to the Daily Mail. On royal tours, the Queen makes sure to pack one of those said hot water bottles. Learn more about what it really takes to travel like a royal.
One thing missing
Before an international flight, you probably check and double-check that you remembered your passport. Queen Elizabeth gets to skip that step, though. Because she issues passports, she isn’t required to have one herself. Instead, she just answers basic questions, like her age and address, to confirm her identity. Next, take a look at these rarely seen photos of the British royal family throughout the years.