In fact, there is no rule against female royals wearing wedges, but there is one against wearing them in front of the Queen. Since her passing, this rule probably doesn’t apply anymore. However, back during her 70-year reign, it was well-known among all the female royals that the Queen didn’t approve of wedged shoes.
This means that you will probably spot the Duchess of Cambridge sporting a pair – in a stylish floral number – but you won’t see the Queen in sight. For those of you who are wedge lovers but have always dreamed of being a princess, you can see there are obvious downsides to being royalty. It does make us wonder why the former Queen disliked them so much.
No Wardrobe Malfunctions
We’re not saying that wardrobe malfunctions do not happen to the royals, but we are saying that the royals take special care to make sure that they do not happen. As snapped once on her visit to the Royal Airforce in 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress was blown about a little bit too much, and she resembled a certain legendary actress from “The Seven Year Itch.”
When it came to the late Queen, stylists would go out of their way to make sure this kind of thing didn’t happen. They would sew pennyweights into the hemline and use other tricks to make sure that royals didn’t show too much skin or have any unexpected wardrobe malfunctions.
Being Graceful Is a Rule Even for the Children
This is just one of those things you expect from royalty – grace. What you probably didn’t expect is that it is a rule and it is something taught from a very young age. So, even the young Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are slowly being taught the foundations of graceful behavior. They are being groomed to wave and speak gracefully and politely in public.
And, of course, with the former Monarch, Queen Elizabeth, the late Princess Diana, and heir Prince William have mastered graceful behavior to a tee. No doubt, the new generation – Prince George and Co. – will not fail to impress us. As said, we are not all that surprised, but it does make us appreciate the hard work royals put in.
The Queen Always Wore Gloves
There are probably very few photos you will catch of the late Queen in public where she is not donning gloves. One of the former Queen’s customs was that she always wore gloves when she was out and about. It is perfectly reasonable that the former Queen would have to wear them because she was always shaking people’s hands.
Imagine the number of people’s hands the Queen would have to shake on a daily basis. To avoid getting sick, the Queen would have to be sporting gloves. One question that comes to mind is whether the new monarch will keep up the tradition. We are not sure this rule will continue to apply under King Charles’ regime, but who knows?
You Can’t Turn Your Back on Her Majesty
One of the odd rules connected to the royals is that you could not ever turn your back on the late Queen. It is considered a sign of disrespect. One of the ways the royals used to get around this is that the late Queen was always the first to leave a room. Well, we suppose that is one way of knowing the conversation is finished, and it would make socializing a bit easier.
Maybe this is a leaf we could take out of the royals’ book, but then how would we decide among friends who is always the person to leave first? Perhaps, this is something we should leave to the royals after all.