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THE 12 WEIRDEST RULES THE ROYAL FAMILY HAVE TO FOLLOW



But being a royal isn’t as easy as it may seem to outsiders.

#12 Two heirs to the throne must not travel together

#12 Two heirs to the throne must not travel together

Now, this is because if anything bad happens while they are traveling, then only one of the heir would be involved in it, this way the line of succession would not be broken. However, this rule is a bit relaxed in the recent times.

#11 When you travel, you must have an all black outfit with you

#11 When you travel, you must have an all black outfit with you

It is a bit weird, but all the members of the royal family have to keep a black outfit with them when they travel, it is because they have to be prepared for every eventuality, even death. So if a member of the royal family dies, they won’t be caught without mourning clothes.

#10 No hats after 6PM

#10 No hats after 6PM

You would not find any lady from the Royal family wearing a har beyond 6 PM. After 6 PM, they are supposed to replace their hats with the tiaras.

#9 No Garlic In The Kitchen

#9 No Garlic In The Kitchen

So, apparently, Queen Elizabeth II hates garlic which is why it is not used in the kitchen of the Royal Palace.

#8 Myrtle is always the centerpiece in a royal bouquet

#8 Myrtle is always the centerpiece in a royal bouquet

Not a hard and fast rule but more of a Royal tradition. Actually, it is said that Prince Albert’s grandmother gave Queen Victoria a myrtle plant and flowers from this plant were used in Queen Victoria’s wedding bouquet. Since then, all the princess that are married into the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princess Kate have all used myrtle in their bouquets

#7 Watch out for the Queen’s purse

#7 Watch out for the Queen’s purse

So, they have an interesting code and someone all the members in the royal family are aware of it. The Queen doesn’t just use her purse to carry her spare change, she uses it to signal to others in the royal party. If she puts her purse on the dinner table, it’s an indication that she expects the event to end within the next five minutes. If she places her purse on the floor, she is not enjoying the current topic of conversation and would like one of her ladies-in-waiting to rescue her.

#6 Monopoly is a no go

#6 Monopoly is a no go

Yes, the Royals are not allowed to play Monopoly in the palace. Prince Andrew explained this, saying, “We’re not allowed to play Monopoly at home. It gets too vicious.” Just like every game of Monopoly ever, then!

#5 The Queen’s corgis eat like royalty too

#5 The Queen’s corgis eat like royalty too

So, apparently, the Queen’s corgis is as royal as the entire family which is why he also has a special menu for himself.These meals often include lamb and rabbit, which have to be cut down into tiny chunks and completely deboned.

#4 When the Queen stops eating, you all stop eating

#4 When the Queen stops eating, you all stop eating

If you’re eating with the queen, you have to finish it with the queen. So, be prepared to stop eating when the queen is finished eating.

#3 Until Four Years Ago The Royal Family Could Not Marry Roman Catholics

#3 Until Four Years Ago The Royal Family Could Not Marry Roman Catholics

Well, as some of you might know Royals have not had a very harmonious relationship with the Roman Catholics. Hence, the heirs to the throne were prohibited from marrying Roman Catholics until the rule was changed in 2013.

#2 They can vote but they choose not to

#2 They can vote but they choose not to

The Royals are symbolic figures in Britain these days which means it is upon their will to vote or not and they choose not to because it is considered unconstitutional if they do vote, hence, voting is off limits for the whole family.

#1 The royals don’t eat shellfish

#1 The royals don’t eat shellfish

You won’t see any royal eating a shellfish and the reason is pretty much simple. It’s because shellfish are known to come with a higher chance of food poisoning which the Royals want to avoid.



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