Tiaras are really serious business. We know they are reserved for only princesses and royal family members. We also know they rule – meaning if someone is donning a tiara, they are generally – or rather traditionally – some kind of ruler. It’s all getting a bit confusing, but tiaras dictate to these individuals. When wearing them, the royal personage has to angle them properly.
In the past, they were worn near the front of the head, but now the modern style is to wear them further back and at a 45-degree angle to the head. There are some snapshots of Kate Middleton wearing the new style as a reference for when you wear your tiara.
A steadfast requirement of being a royal is that you are required to know at least one additional language. The monarchy does encourage knowing multiple languages, though. The late Queen Elizabeth spoke French and English. The newly crowned king, Charles III, speaks English, French, German, and Welsh. The late Prince Philip spoke English, French, and German.
Prince William takes somewhat after his father is fluent in English, French, and Welsh, and his wife speaks English and French like her grandmother-in-law. From four years old, Prince George has been learning Spanish. There is one black sheep. You guessed it. Prince Harry only speaks English, but his wife has certainly made up for him by speaking English and Spanish.
The Queen’s Breakfast
You might expect that, being the stately and royal figure that she was, the late Queen would have a stately meal for breakfast. But that is anything but the case. While it is not really a rule, the late Queen would have English breakfast tea (no surprises there) followed by cornflakes every day for breakfast. While we said it was not really a rule, there was no way possible of breaking this custom.
Her breakfast menu was non-negotiable. We’re also thinking that since she did have such a trim figure, maybe there is something to having such a modest breakfast. While we may binge on all delicious things for the first meal of the day, that was not something the Queen did. Just tea and cornflakes.
No Casual Clothing
Of course, we all kind of knew this one already. We thought it was just simply a tradition or a custom, but it is, in fact, a rule — the royal family members cannot wear casual clothes. The rules are that the royals need to dress modestly too.
That is why even with the younger members, you won’t see them waltzing about in the public eye with jeans and t-shirts. It is always formal trousers and collared shirts. And when you get older, you guessed it, it is a full suit. The women have a little bit more freedom, but not much, considering that they still have a pretty limiting and strict dress code.
Weddings Must Have Children
You might be surprised to learn that one rule the royals need to follow is that children make up the royal bridal attendees. This is a tradition that goes way back in time. In fact, it is not only a royal tradition, but it is a British tradition.
This tradition has been captured in numerous photos over the years, such as the Queen Mother greeting her pageboys and a young Princess Anne carrying a basket of confetti at her aunt’s wedding. Even in modern times, this tradition has been maintained. While the British royalty was free to be an exception, they still maintained this British wedding custom.