The Queen often travels across the country and the world with her husband Prince Philip. Both royals have now ceased to travel on state visits abroad due to their advancing years. One form of transport The Queen uses is the Royal Train – and the monarch has a rather bizarre rule for when she takes it.
The Royal Train has been used since 1840, with Queen Victoria becoming the first British monarch to travel in it in 1842.
It has a maximum of nine carriages which include sleeping, dining and lounge carriages.
The train can fit up to 34 people, which means it can fit a large entourage of people.
There is also an office where Queen Elizabeth is said to work when on the move.
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The train is unlike any other with bathrooms and full washing facilities.
A new biography titled Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family – which was released earlier this year – revealed one of The Queen’s hilarious and bizarre habits.
The book was written by royal experts Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand and has revealed some surprising insights about the Royal Family.
Finding Freedom detailed how in June 2018, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding, Meghan joined The Queen on the Royal train for a trip to Chester.
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The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex travelled together overnight with royal aides.
During the journey, the Royal train reportedly slowed down at a very specific time in the morning.
The extract reads: “It was a daunting journey for the new wife [Mehgan], despite the amenities of Her Majesty’s personal train, which had private bedrooms (Prince Philip’s pillows are plain; the Queen’s, with a small royal cipher in one corner, are trimmed with lace); a sitting room with a sofa of hand-stitched velvet cushions; a dining table for six; a desk where the Queen worked on her papers; and secondary air suspension for a smoother-than-average ride.”
The book then revealed one hilarious and bizarre rule that has to take place in the morning on the train.
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The book revealed: “The train conductor drives extra slowly around 7:30am to make sure the water stays in the tub while the Queen has her bath.”
During their time in Chester, Meghan and The Queen opened a bridge, visited an entertainment complex and had lunch at a town hall.
It was their first joint engagement together and took place just a month after the royal wedding.
Meghan was spotted wearing a sleek, cream cape Givenchy sheath dress on the day of the visit.
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She paired the dress with elegant black stilettos and a thin black belt.
The Queen was seen wearing a green hat and coat while carrying her signature Launer hand bag.
The Royal train is expensive to run and is only used on special occasions.
According to another royal author, The Queen’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh dislikes travelling by train.
He reportedly was once heard saying that he struggles to breathe on trains.
Source:Daily Express :: Travel Feed