Royal Rules And Code Of Conduct: 15 Strange Traditions Of The British Monarchy
January 17, 2018 17:31 By Fabiosa
The British royal family is considered to be an elegant and envied family all over the world. But, while being royal may sound like the best thing to happen to anyone in their lifetime, there are a few cons that come with it that should be taken note of.
About the British royal family
The British royal family is made up of the monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, and her close relatives. Their bloodline can be traced back to thousands of years of leadership and sovereignty.
They are addressed to as His and Her Highness and are well known for their grace and elegance.
Strange royal rules
1. Royals can’t get married without the Queen's permission.
Even when sunken in the deepest oceans of love, without the Queen’s go ahead, the ceremony cannot take place.
2. The Queen decides who keeps what gift.
3. Once becoming a member of the royal family, any kind of politics is prohibited.
That means, no voting as they are expected to always remain neutral when it comes to political matters.
4. Friends have some catching up to do.
Old friends will definitely have to get used to the fact that once a person obtains a royal title, they can’t be called by any other names.
5. Royal ranking should always be observed, even during the informal gatherings.
6. Two heirs are not allowed to travel together.
7. Royals don't express their thoughts on controversial issues.
8. They cannot hide away from public observation.
9. In order to prevent their signature from being forged, they are not allowed to sign autographs.
10. Members of the family have to accept all gifts gracefully.
That means they can’t reject any presents even when they don’t want them.
11. They dress elegantly but modestly too.
12. They don't work for money but can support charities and other causes.
13. Royals were advised not to eat shellfish.
It is believed that it may cause allergic reactions or poisoning. Shellfish may never be found in the royal menu.
14. Royals can’t play monopoly.
Prince Andre Duke of York prohibited it after noticing how vicious the game gets, and being a member of the royal family, one must be graceful at all times.
15. Six ravens must always live at the Tower of London.
How ready is Meghan Markle
Many people are ecstatic as the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is fast approaching. It is planned to take place on 19 May 2018 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England.
Hopefully, she is already getting herself abreast of the 'dos' and 'don'ts' of being a member of the royal family.
We continue to wait restlessly for the big day and wish the lovely couple all the best.