One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) a courier in the diplomatic service, employed by the government to carry important official papers within Britain and abroad.
- ‘The Corps of Queen's Messengers are couriers employed by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.’
- ‘Princess Zichy flaunted her wiles on the Nice express, scheming to lift Victoria's costly present to the Czarina from a frisky Queen's Messenger.’
- ‘In the first place, Colonel Dibblee was never, to my knowledge, a Queen's messenger.’
- ‘Despite the potential sensitivity of the documents they carry, Queen's Messengers regularly travel on normal commercial flights.’
- ‘These MoD couriers, who work closely with the Foreign Offices Queen's Messengers, provide a secure service for carrying material classified secret and above outside Great Britain and for top secret and special category material within the United Kingdom.’
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