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The jet-setting Queen

The jet-setting Queen
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As the most travelled monarch in UK history, Queen Elizabeth II has surely come up with her own list of handy tips and tricks for every travel conundrum possible. Read on to find out what she can’t leave Buckingham Palace without.

Jet lag medicine

Jet lag medicine
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Queen Elizabeth II has needed to come up with a system to beat jet lag with all the travel she’s done. Her cure? Homeopathic remedies, including barley sugar candies, according to the Independent. The sweets can supposedly adjust the body clock to a new place by helping the blood sugar match the eating schedule in the destination.

A black outfit

A black outfit
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No, Queen Elizabeth isn’t trying to look chic in all black. In fact, she is usually renowned for wearing neon outfits all the time so she can stand out in the crowd. But among her colourful clothes, she always makes sure to pack a black outfit in case tragedy strikes. Her Majesty was on royal tour in Kenya when her father passed away but hadn’t packed a mourning outfit, so she needed to wait onboard in Britain until a black dress was delivered. Now, she is always prepared with a black outfit.

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Toilet paper

Toilet paper
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Hosts can stop stressing about whether one-ply is fit for a queen – she brings her own. A reporter who spent 20 years covering royal tours reveals Her Majesty always brings her own personal stash, sealed with stickers that only she and Prince Philip are allowed to break.

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Blood

Blood
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Queen Elizabeth always travels with a personal doctor who has a defibrillator and other emergency treatments on hand. In countries where blood donations might not be available, the doctor even brings a personal supply of blood matching Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s blood types.

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Dozens of outfits

Dozens of outfits
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If you thought you had a bad habit of over-packing, the number of Queen’s outfit options is guaranteed to beat out the items in your duffel. She reportedly brings an entire clothes rail stocked with as many as 30 outfits for her trip, all kept pristine in protective sleeves.

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Pastries

Pastries
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Forget the lame bags of pretzels. Even on a flight, Her Majesty won’t skip her afternoon tea. Staff bring tea, along with scones, clotted cream and the Scottish fruitcake Dundee cake, according to the Telegraph.

A massive entourage

A massive entourage
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Making a royal tour run smoothly doesn’t just happen. The Queen brings up to 34 people on the trip to take care of logistics, according to the Telegraph. She’s been known to bring six secretaries, eight bodyguards, two dressers, two ladies-in-waiting and more.

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Her own food and water

Her own food and water
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Foreign chefs are warned ahead of time about eating habits like the foods Queen Elizabeth will never eat. They’ll keep out garlic and shellfish, but Her Majesty’s entourage will do its best to prevent food poisoning. If there’s any doubt that local food will be safe, they’ll pack British food and bottled water to keep Her Majesty safe and healthy.

Specific suitcases

Specific suitcases
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Queen Elizabeth has unquestionably found a look that works for her, and the same goes for her luggage. Her Majesty bought a set of Globe-Trotter suitcases in 1947 for her honeymoon with Prince Philip, and she has been using those same bags ever since, according to the company’s site.

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