Even for the Queen there are prohibitions.
Still, sometimes I want to believe that in our world there is no one who would stand above the law. And here’s the proof — one of the most famous Royal families in the world, despite the origin, titles and position in society, is obliged to submit to these 13 rules of etiquette.
In the tower of London must live at least six ravens
Legend has it that if all the ravens leave the tower the monarchy and the Kingdom will fall. So from the time of Charles II the population of birds is strictly monitored. Currently, the ravens are still members of the Royal family — are cared for, fed, Yes, and they live almost in a Palace.
To the members of the Royal family not to touch
In principle, it is a well known rule, but it is often violated. Although ordinary people don’t really admit to Royal personages, sometimes the same celebrities are forgotten and vengeance come to embrace.
Members of the Royal family do not vote
The reason why the Royal family does not give preference to anyone in politics, that their vote can strongly influence public opinion, but it is not quite fair. So the Royal family do not vote in elections, and always supported the policies of the ruling party.
Royal family members may not hold political office
For the same reason as above — to exclude any possibility of influence on public opinion and use it for personal purposes.
They do not play Monopoly
That’s really low, but the fact remains. In 2008, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth once mentioned that they were not allowed to play Monopoly at home because it was considered too cruel and harmful game.
You can’t eat shellfish
Perhaps this is more a warning than a rule, however, many members of the Royal family, including the Queen, don’t eat shellfish — because of allergic reactions or fear of poisoning.
Are required to comply with the order of precedence when landing and during any procession
There are strict rules regarding the order of seniority in the process. For example, at the wedding of a member of the Royal family is obliged to enter under the title — the Queen, of course.
Can’t be Catholics
Although the act was amended in 2011 and saved the Royal family from the ban in any case not to marry a person of the Catholic faith, the very Royal family must remain faithful to the Anglican denomination.
Closet does not have to be contradictory
Members of the Royal family are required even in the clothes to prevent any misinterpretations, their style should be elegant and sophisticated, but humble.
To accept all gifts
All members of the Royal family are obliged to accept any gift from anyone with a sincere kindness and appreciation. And since all gifts belong to the crown, the Queen decides their fate.
We can’t travel together
Not to travel together long distances — one of the basic rules for direct descendants, especially in those days when travel was hazardous. In this century everything has become more convenient and safer, so this rule is often not followed.
To celebrate Christmas in a purely family circle
Traditionally, all members of the Royal family each year celebrate Christmas in the company of each other. However, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, changed long-term way and wished to celebrate the holiday in a circle of just my family. What can I say, the Queen was unhappy.
Can’t have the Queen
All who were fortunate enough to dine with the Queen, including her family members, must abide by one simple rule — you need to monitor her movements. If she finished her meal, then others are obliged to defer the devices and stop eating.
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