know That, Myka Meier, Beaumont Etiquette, a expert who was trained by a former member of the British royal household.
just Look at Meghan Markle, who, during official visits still to be seen with a handbag in her left hand. Also, Kate Middleton is never spotted with a bag along to the right, and even the Queen herself has that habit incorporated.
“That's because it's often their job is to make the people to greet,” says Meier. “When they are on an official visit, they need a lot of hands to shake. They are so taught to their bags still in their left hand to bear, for awkward situations to avoid, and thus not klungelig about to come. Their right hand is always free." It is by the way not only for female royals. “Prince Charles knows what it is! After all, if you have a photo of him, see...”