Everyone has their essentials they take with them when they’re travelling. Well, the late Queen Elizabeth is no exception, and since she was officially the most travelled monarch ever, she had to have everything she needed.
It turns out she had a habit of choosing the same luggage she first chose for her honeymoon with her late husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, back in 1947. According to The Mirror, the Queen was a fan of luxury British suitcase company Globe-Trotter.
Their website reads: “HM Queen Elizabeth II chose Globe-Trotter for her honeymoon luggage in 1947 and continues to use her cases to this day.”
Alongside it, the company posted a picture of a brown case with silver buckles embossed with ‘The Queen’. After tying the knot on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey, the couple spent their honeymoon at Birkhall on the royal family’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland, but not before they escaped the London celebrations to Broadlands in Hampshire, which was the home of Prince Philip’s uncle, Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
The brand has also been used in major events throughout recent history, including being used by Sir Edmund Hillary on his quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Seven years later, Globe-Trotter took to the skies by becoming the official suitcases for the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
Globe-Trotter was established back in 1897 by David Nelken in Saxony, Germany, and has been long associated with the Golden Age of travel. They say they “apply the same attention to detail, using some of the same production methods and machinery of the Victorian era”.
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Their first patent came four years later, when Globe-Trotter patented the use of vulcanised fibreboard. By the time 1930 rolled around, the brand began using the tagline “The World’s most Famous Suitcase”.