Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most well-travelled monarchs in British history, as well as the longest reigning in the world. The Queen is a frequent traveller and has seen more of the world than any other British monarch. When the Queen ascended the throne on June 2, 1953, her grandmother Queen Mary passed on two very practical pieces of advice.
Queen Mary’s advice to the Queen was revealed by royal biographer, Karen Dolby in “The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II”.
According to Ms Dolby, Queen Mary is claimed to have said: “During public engagements one should sit down whenever possible and avail oneself of toilet facilities whenever the opportunity arises.”
The advice was no doubt useful during her frequent “away days” and meetings.
For loo breaks a retiring room is designated for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh