The British monarch is never seen without her beloved Launer handbag. With its boxy silhouette and longer handles to accommodate royal handshaking, this iconic piece cuts a sharp statement at every royal occasion. But as our edit of beautifully crafted bags from Bond Street’s finest leather-goods brands goes to show, this timeless trapezoidal shape is perfect for your busy summer season ahead. Pair with a classic Chanel jacket, jeans and a set of Mikimoto pearls and you're good to go!
We think Her Majesty would approve of the sugary lilac blossom colour option in this new-season Mulberry Bayswater bag, though it does also come in lawn green which as we know, our colour-loving monarch doesn't shy away from. Crafted in sumptuous heavy-grain leather, this iconic design (£1,195), is finished with a signature postman’s lock, while its interior belted sides can be adjusted to allow for more room, making a Bayswater ideal for any lifestyle, royal or otherwise.
Anyone who travels as much as the Queen will know the importance of stealth packing. Cue the Herbag Zip 31, a smart travel bag (£1,910) crafted in signature Hermès fabrics - Criss Viking and H canvas and Hunter cowhide. Other clever features include a generous shoulder strap, collapsible handle and exterior pocket. The palladium-plated Clou de Selle closure ensures that all your daily essentials are kept safe and sound as you zip around town to your next Platinum Jubilee celebration.
The Royal Warrant holder excels when it comes to creating the perfect ladylike tote. Its Medium Ciappa top handle bag (£1,095) in a delicious shade of soft nutmeg is crafted using Smythson's classic cross-grain leather to withstand daily wear and tear. As well as a beautifully shaped top handle, the longer crossbody strap comes in handy for when say, holding that art auction catalogue in both hands is essential. And while we can't promise that the vintage tiara you were counting on will be yours, at least with this stylish number you'll look like you mean business.
How's this for a practical, yet super stylish handbag with plenty of room to boot? Louis Vuitton's Lockme Shopper Bag, (£2,060), is instantly recognisable for its iconic LV Turn-lock that secures the closure. It is also comfortable to carry thanks to the addition of two long leather straps. And fittingly for all you busy bees, this beautiful bag is designed to fit an A4 folder perfectly, as well as other everyday essentials. As for the soft 'greige' hue, we think it merits the royal stamp of approval.