Royal Code: Signals The Queen Sends Her Staff Explained
July 27, 2018
Queen Elizabeth II is the gold standard of manners. She seems to be a unique person with impeccable knowledge of etiquette rules. Pretty much the only time she was late, she arrived at one of the official meetings with a delay of 10 minutes when she learned she’d become a grandmother. It was November 15, 1977, when Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips had their firstborn, Peter. She probably has encountered awkward or uncomfortable situations, but how does the monarch keep managing to get out of them with dignity and grace? The answer is simple: she communicated with her assistants with the help of a secret system of signs.