Queen Elizabeth has over 200 luxurious accessories personally created for her by her favorite British brand, Launer, but her preferred handbag design dates it back to 1968. Her Majesty has been carrying her favorite black handbag for more than 50 years now.

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The black purse has a silver accent and it was originally made by Launer for another company called Rayne, which has been manufacturing the Queen’s shoes for decades. Even though Lauren made many handbags for Elizabeth with the distinct twisted rope emblem, Her Majesty kept using one handbag in particular for many of her outings.

It was so special for that she posed with the signature accessory for one of her portraits. “It was almost happenstance that it was placed there,” artist Benjamin Sullivan told the Daily Star. “It’s where she put it and I thought I could take it out. But then I thought it’s actually quite a nice thing, a personal thing.”

Oct. 3, 1970

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March 13, 2003

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