Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is quite a jet-setter, travelling abroad for both royal duties alongside husband Prince Charles, and for leisure purposes. However, when doing so there is one very specific outfit which she must pack in her suitcase.
Alas, this rule is one that was created from experience.
In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II was representing the monarchy in Kenya alongside Prince Philip.
Sadly, it was during this trip that she was informed of the passing of her father King George VI.
Due to the sudden nature of his death, Queen Elizabeth realised she had not even thought to pack a black ensemble for her trip to the hot country.
This meant that, upon her return to London, she would not have the correct mourning attire to wear when disembarking the aircraft.
Luckily, her staff were on hand in the UK to collect a garment for her and have it delivered to the airport in time for her landing.
Her Royal Highness stayed firmly parked onboard the aircraft until the outfit had been brought to her.
She was then able to emerge from the aeroplane in her respectful outfit.
The black garment is not the only royal fashion rule which is often imposed on family members travelling abroad for duties.
Royal Family members must also try and show respect for the countries they are visiting by donning clothing made by local designers.
“When packing looks for a state trip it is considered respectful, good etiquette and customary to shop from the designers from that country, or looks that reflect the style and culture of the destination,” Anne Chertoff chief operating officer at New York-based Beautmont Etiquette told Express.co.uk.
“For example, when Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge travelled with Prince William to India in 2016 she wore a memorable white and blue dress by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan when the couple visited the Taj Mahal.”
As the next in line for the throne, Prince Charles must travel around the world regularly representing the monarchy. Frequently travelling alongside his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales has perfected the ideal packing list to keep them both content during their journey.
Prince Charles is not the only royal who has a specific list of essentials that must be packed when travelling.
According to insiders, Queen Elizabeth II often packs her own supply of water.
Speaking as part of Channel 5 documentary Secrets of the Royal Flight, former Royal Spokesperson Dickie Arbiter revealed: “The only thing the Queen requests to have wherever she is is Malvern Water.
“She likes Malvern water, it’s refreshing and they usually take lots of it with her.”
As well as strict criteria for her onboard refreshments, the Monarch also has some requirements when it comes to the type of food and snacks she enjoys while travelling.
Ms Andrews explained: “She particularly likes egg and cress sandwiches cut in particular ways and for supper, she always liked to start with smoked salmon.”
The Queen does have a few small treats she allows herself.
As author Andrew Morton explains in his 1983 book, Andrew: The Playboy Prince, she occasionally “allows herself one little indulgence – her love of chocolate mints.”
WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform on the planet. Known for its simple interface and end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp is often slow to add features found on some of its closest rivals. The team at WhatsApp wasn’t quick to add support for Dark Mode on Android and iOS and was pretty late to the party when it came to Stickers too.
However, the designers at WhatsApp are now making up for that lost time.
WhatsApp has launched six new Sticker packs to add some extra visual flair to your one-on-one conversations and group chats. Unlike emoji – the small pictograms available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, macOS and more, Stickers are much larger and more detailed. They’re also only available inside WhatsApp itself, so you won’t be able to copy a Sticker from a text message and send it to someone else in an email. The six new bundles of WhatsApp Stickers are available on both Android and iOS.
Crucially, whoever you’re messaging on WhatsApp doesn’t need to have downloaded the Sticker pack to receive an image from you. However, if they want to return the favour and send one back, they’ll need to download the relevant bundle.
The six new Sticker packs include Egg And Chup, Square Cheese’s Daily Life, Woman Cactus, Realistic Rabbit, Betakkuma 2, and lastly, A Burdensome Pigeon Named Eagle.
Honestly, these are all pretty unique designs. For example, Square Cheese’s Daily Life is a SpongeBob Squarepants-like character who is picturing in a number of poses that could be handy when messaging someone – there’s one of the cartoon character jumping in celebration surrounded with hearts, one rolling with laughter, and more. Woman Cactus has some very similar poses except that instead of a square-shaped cheese slice… the cartoon character is a cactus with a woman’s legs.
All of these new WhatsApp Stickers can be accessed via the WhatsApp Sticker Store. All six are available free of charge, something that’s not always the case with some rival messaging services. To access these new cartoon characters on Mac, Windows, or WhatsApp Web, you’ll need to download and install the Stickers packs on an Android or iPhone first.
To add Stickers packs, open up a conversation in WhatsApp, then look down to the keyboard and tapEmoji > Stickers > Add. Next, you’ll need to hit theDownloadbutton next to any Sticker pack that takes your fancy. A green tick will appear next to any Sticker packs already in your collection. This means they’re ready to use in chats.
To update existing Sticker packs to make sure you’ve got the latest designs, tapEmoji > Stickers > Add. Then, in theALL STICKERStab, tapUPDATEnext to the sticker pack that needs to be updated. If prompted, tapUPDATEagain.
If you’re struggling to see any of these menus in your chat app, WhatsApp advises: “Stickers are available in the latest versions of WhatsApp. If you don’t see stickers, make sure to update to the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone’s application store.”
“I am in Cleveland packing up the Cleveland house, and this will be goodbye,” Khloé said in the first video. She showed off part of the living room with wide windows that looked out onto Lake Erie, as well as a sliding door to an outdoor wooden deck. “I will miss this place, this view so much. There’s literally nothing like it. It’s so gorgeous. Cleveland I am going to miss you,” she continued, looking down at the green grassy lawn next to the water.
Khloe gave birth to the couple’s two-year-old daughter True Thompson in Cleveland on Apr. 12, 2018, and the home is where the little girl spent her first few months of life. So it was no wonder that when Khloe got to True’s nearly empty upstairs bedroom that she became sentimental.
“This is my baby’s room! I mean she’s not a baby anymore, she’s going to be three in a couple weeks…but this is Miss True’s room,” Khloe explained as she showed off the room with pale pink walls, off white carpet, and a gorgeous star-shaped chandelier. Just a soft-pink bed frame and small white bedside table remained.
“Everything is packed up and we just have a couple things furniture wise. But her closet is completely empty,” Khloe narrated while showing off True’s huge walk-in closet. She is a Kardashian after all and already has a designer wardrobe to die for. “This bed we’re taking,” Khloe noted before moving towards the window just above the headboard.
“I mean this view has always been one of my favorites. It’s just so serene and beautiful to look out at that lake,” Khloe shared as she pointed the camera out to show the light rolling waves of Lake Erie. “What a beautiful, beautiful place for the next family to enjoy and love. This room is one of my favorites. It’s so peaceful and relaxing. And this is where be brought True home for the first couple months of her life. This was my little bubble up here,” Khloe confessed.
She then moved on to show off True’s bathroom, which was covered white wallpaper featuring a pattern of soft pink flamingos. “And then her bathroom. I tried to copy my bathroom in Calabasas that I did for her so I copied the same wallpaper which I love so much” Khloe said as she moved her bright green manicured fingers across the wall. “So yeah, still packing. Still getting my sh*t together. But basically it’s pretty much done up here. All the memories….” Khloe said with a sigh. Hopefully she’ll be able to find the same comfort if Tristan decides to put down permanent roots with a Boston mansion.
“The Queen likes fish and poultry but has never divulged what her favourite meal is, because, as one of her staff told me, ‘If she said she had a favourite meal, she would never get served anything else.’”
Mr Rayner says staff are also instructed on the correct way to make her favourite drink, which is said to be “Dubonnet and gin”.
This should be mixed at a 50/50 ratio.
However, her Majesty also requests some less opulent food items while travelling too, according to a separate insider.
Queen Elizabeth has travelled to numerous countries across the globe. She has carried out a plethora of state visits as well as travelled for pleasure. Like many Britons, she likes to take some home comforts with her when jet-setting.
English brand Twinings previously created a special blend just for Her Majesty.
Twining’s Earl Grey is a lemon and bergamot flavoured black tea.
Boxes of 100 teabags currently retail for £5.29 each on Twinings.co.uk.
Therefore, the Queen’s beloved drink is more than affordable at 5p per teabag.
The monarch is believed to drink the tea in a very specific way.
She only drinks it with a splash of milk.
The royal also does not take sugar.
While her preference for tea is known – her favourite food has not been shared.
This is because hosts on royal tours would likely always serve that food or dish making it nigh-on inescapable.
Gordon Rayner, former royal correspondent for The Telegraph, has covered more than 20 royal tours and discovered this fact from a member of staff.
He said: “As one of her staff told me, ‘If she said she had a favourite meal she would never get served anything else.’”