There’s no denying that Queen Elizabeth employs a wide variety of staff that works for her at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral and every other estate she has. However, we just learned of a very important responsibility belonging to Her Majesty’s page, thanks to a new royal book.
Per Marie Claire, in his novel, Long Live the Queen! 13 Rules for Living from Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, author Bryan Kozlowski reveals that it is the page’s job to signal the kitchen and waitstaff when the 94-year-old monarch is ready for her next dinner course.
“Once the Queen puts down her cutlery, an ever-watchful page behind her presses a button on a handheld zapper, which sends a literal green-light signal to the kitchen, ushering in the next course," Kozlowski writes in the book, citing former royal chef Darren McGrady.
If you didn’t know, one of Elizabeth's major royal rules is that when she’s done eating, so is everyone else. This, apparently, also applies to courses. Meaning when the queen is done with her soup, the page presses his special button and the staff brings out the next course. So, if you’re not finished—too bad.