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40+ Of The Most Bizarre Rules That Royal Family Members Are Forced To Follow

DanyJuly 11, 2021
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Meanwhile, the women should go with a day dress or pants with a cardigan or jacket. That is far from our idea of casual, but then again, we aren’t representing a monarch that goes back centuries before our time.

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If someone in the royal family needs to interject in the middle of a conversation, they must say “sorry.” This might be due to the fact that “pardon” has French origins, and the royals like to keep themselves separate from the French.

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Women in the royal family must have natural-looking nails, limiting them to shades of subtle pink or clear polish. Most of the time, we saw Princess Diana without any nail polish except for a rare occasion when she wore red nails, which was a big no-no.

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Imagine going to a dinner at the palace, and Prince Charles raises his glass and utters a short word. That just doesn’t seem grand enough for the royals, which is why this is one of the few rules that actually make sense to us.

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After sunset, all hats must be traded for tiaras for married members of the royal family. To be fair, it would be strange to see someone wearing one of these extravagant hats in the evening because there is no sun to keep out of their eyes.

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In proper British and royal fashion, the family will say they have to use the “loo” or “lavatory.” It sounds more polite than talking about the bathroom openly, but we have to admit the “loo” still sounds like a funny word, so this is one thing we won’t be trying.

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Instead of calling it a living room, the royals refer to that room as the “sitting room” or “drawing-room.” Maybe this has to do with British English, but we don’t see the problem with calling it a “living room.” It doesn’t affect us, but it is strange.

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In the 14th century, King Edward III banned all royals from wearing fur, but this rule is often broken. Members of the royal family have faced backlash from anti-fur activists when they are seen in public wearing it, and they should set a better example.

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The Queen is the only person in the United Kingdom who can drive a car without a driver’s license. She has been driving since she was 19, and she does not need a license because they are issued in her name; therefore, she gets to enjoy the rights that exclude her from the law.

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The royals sit the the “sitting room” on the “sofa.” According to the rules, the couch should always be referred to as the sofa. Why this is such an important rule is just as confusing to us as it probably is to you, but the royals are not ordinary people.

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Dessert is still on the menu, but the course itself is called pudding because the words “sweet,” “afters,” and “dessert” are all deemed unacceptable to the royals or upper class. Some very posh people even shorten the word to “pud.”

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This rule explains why you always see pictures of the little boys donning shorts with high socks; they have to stay warm somehow. Prince George must have reached the required age for pants because we have recently seen him sporting some khakis and slacks.

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They do not eat “portions,” but a “helping.” When asking for more food, the royals must say they would like another helping. We think the word portion sounds more polite, but they would know better because they go through etiquette training.

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Even the children are restricted from wearing black except for the military suit Prince George wore as a page boy for his uncle’s wedding. Black is such a staple in our wardrobe, so we don’t know how they pick outfits without wearing black.

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The only person we can think of that would say, “I like your scent,” is a creepy stalker. Maybe if you say it enough, it sounds more normal. We wonder if that is something all British people say or reserved to the royals.

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When Princess Diana wore something with a less modest neckline, she would use her clutch to cover up her chest as she climbed out of the car. We are sure the Queen disapproved, but she marched to the beat of her own drum.

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People know the mean is over when she places her bag on the table. We wonder what she thinks of people who finish long before her. Is everyone supposed to keep eating pace with the Queen? If you have been to a meal at the palace, please give us the answers we need.

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We wouldn’t blame the women for not wanting to wear hairnets because they are so old-fashioned. We also understand how hard it is to keep all your hairs in place, and even though they are royal, they are still human. Meghan’s hair still looks nice despite the flyaways.

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This reminds us of when we could only wear fingertip-length shorts, skirts, and dresses in grade school. We wonder if their clothes also have to be fingertip length to keep their modesty or if everything has to be at least knee-length.

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Royals are always supposed to look clean and tidy, so all of their clothes are pressed and made of durable materials that won’t crease easily. We can’t say the same for ourselves, but we think this is appropriate for the royal family.

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No one in the palace is allowed to yell at the Queen’s dogs, no matter their behavior. We thought our pets were treated like royalty, but this is taking that to another level. This means even if they bite someone, no one can yell at them to stop.

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The Queen is not a fan of garlic, which means that no food served at Buckingham Palace contains it. People are also advised not to eat garlic before visiting the queen because she hates the smell so much. It seems reasonable if you ask us.

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Royals no longer travel with tasters to protect them from being poisoned or eating bad food, so they have to big extra cautious with the food and drinks they eat. It sounds a bit medieval, but we don’t know the people out to get the royal family.

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We can understand why they wouldn’t want bad pictures of themselves on the internet, but who wouldn’t try to take a selfie with them. Selfies are the way of the 21st century, so they should update their rules to be more connected with the public.

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Members of the royal family and their significant others are supposed to keep their composure and decency in public by refraining from getting too mushy. Some people have broken this rule, but we won’t name names.

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Couples like Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan are more relaxed about holding hands in public. It is an innocent act, and it shows the public a united front, so we think it should be encouraged rather than frowned upon.

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This royal rule was put into place when air travel first began, and it wasn’t as safe. Although flying is much safer now, the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George will never ride in the same plane all at once.

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Inside sources have said that the women of the family only wear wedges when the Queen isn’t around. We guess the queen isn’t looking at gossip columns or Instagram, so she doesn’t care if they wear them when she isn’t there.

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This also applies to cultural affairs. For example, Prince George caused quite the stir when he was photographed in an England Lioness jersey. Critics said he was supporting one soccer team over another. They have to keep their opinions completely secret.

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Most children aren’t fans of shellfish anyway, so we can imagine that the royal children don’t mind this particular rule. The royals will do anything to stay healthy and avoid sickness. Philip lived to be almost 100, so they must be doing something right.

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Clearly, Meghan didn’t get the memo about most of these things, but now we understand why. Maybe she did it out of habit because no one just gets out of the car and naturally leaves the car door open. That would be hard to learn if you haven’t done that your whole life.

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She is the Queen, so people have to do what she says, but it does seem like something she made up. Maybe she doesn’t like sliding across the back row because it is not lady-like. We guess people just go along with it because it doesn’t affect them much.

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Before any event the Queen is attending, the rest of the royal family are prepped with specifics about her outfit to avoid fashion mishaps. Can you imagine what would happen if someone showed up in the same outfit as the Queen? That would be a bad day for the royal family.

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They want to appear grateful to the public, so they graciously accept everything offered to them besides food and drinks. However, for the royal children, the queen gets to decide what they are allowed to keep because they get showered with gifts.

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They are prohibited from signing autographs as a way to prevent forgeries. Some people might try to use their signatures for the wrong reasons, which would be bad for obvious reasons. If you do meet them, you can at least take pictures of them.

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There have been numerous royal engagements where the royals are seen trudging through the sand in flats, loafers, and even heels. However, if they are there for a personal beach day, they can relax and take off their shoes like the rest of us.

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They also don’t have gender reveals. The gender of royal babies is kept a secret until the baby is born, and of course, the Queen is the first one to be notified after the child’s birth. She wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Technically, royals do not have last names. In modern times, they began adopting their titles as their last names, but when they get married, they are given new titles, so those “last names” are rendered irrelevant.

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Based on the seating assignments, everyone is to follow the Queen’s lead and speak to the person on their right side during the first course. Then they speak to the person on their left during the second course.

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At certain events like Trooping of the Colour and Remembrance Day, this rule is especially stressed to make sure no one looks inappropriate. These days are supposed to be about the holiday and not about whose cleavage is showing.

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As a nod to their German roots, the royal family opens all their presents on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas morning. They gather together at the palace or in their homes and spend time as a family, which is a rare occasion with all their royal commitments.

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When eating at Buckingham Palace, you won’t find pasta, rice, or potatoes as a side dish because the Queen doesn’t allow it. Maybe she is on a low-carb diet, or she just doesn’t like those foods, but there is a strict ban on them.

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If someone has to leave the Queen, they must walk backward and pivot forwards because they cannot turn their back on her. This is because showing your backside to the monarch is considered dismissive and disrespectful.

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We can imagine Prince Charles and Prince Andrew as children fighting over who has the most money, and the Queen had to break up one too many fights, so she banned Monopoly from game night.

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While it is the protocol for women in the family, they are allowed to cross their legs at more casual engagements. You have probably seen Kate or Meghan crossing their legs when they aren’t posing for family portraits or sitting with the Queen.

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To them, the word posh is a low-class word, surprisingly. Maybe it is like a cool person calling themselves cool. It just defeats the whole meaning of the word and makes them seem less classy to other people.

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The royals always have a ton of luggage, and it is a good thing they fly on private planes because they need it. When they are on tour they could have upwards of ten suitcases for all their outfits.

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