Queen Elizabeth seems to always have her purse on her. I've wondered what could be in a Queen's purse and finally got the scoop. In her purse, she has the queen essentials, a mirror, mints, a pen, lipstick and reading glasses. Not only does she use her purse to hold her belongings, she uses it as a tool to let her staff know when it's time to go, to move, etc. Queen Elizabeth is a very clever lady.