Nobody does royal protocol like the British royal family. They even have specific rules about walking downstairs or standing still. Royal ladies learn the art of walking down the stairs with their chins parallel to the ground. Hands must be at their sides at all times. The women must also pose for photographs with their chins parallel to the ground.
No scope for the best angles and head tilts in royal photos! Let’s face it — if we look at royal portraits and especially of women, the clavicle is always noticeable, and how surprisingly, no one has a double chin.
PDA Is Not Encouraged
The British Royals are known for the proverbial stiff upper lip. Still, no official laws prohibit heirs and their spouses from displaying affection in public. The Queen established a precedent encouraging younger, crazy-in-love royals to keep their hands to themselves and that seems to have stuck. Some future monarchs take the protocol seriously.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have never held hands or kissed in public. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle clearly treated it as a suggestion. One of the only moments that a royal shows his affection to the world is on the wedding day with the famous kiss on Buckingham Palace's balcony.
Guests Can Leave the Table Before the Monarch
If you must leave the table before the meal ends, discreet ghosting is perfectly acceptable. It can seem awkward to leave before the King or Queen finishes eating, but there are dignified ways to do it. If a royal needs to leave the meal midway, they must not reveal their reasons. They absolutely should not announce it to the rest of the table.
A simple "excuse me" suffices, and they can leave the table quietly. So, whenever a head of state has to go, they can just disappear and not come back. No one will ever know where they went to.
Royal Cleavage Protocol
This one's a no-brainer. Senior royals must dress modestly during public appearances to preserve the family's dignity and sanctity. Royals must always dress appropriately and avoid overtly revealing or skimpy attire. The women cannot show too much leg. Of course, flaunting cleavage is an absolute no-no. Princess Diana, for example, would exit vehicles with her clutch against her chest to avoid anyone getting too close a look.
The royal women have a certain way of getting out of a car so they don't expose any private parts, and they always cross their legs when seated. We can name a few families that can learn a thing or two from these customs.
Playing Monopoly Is Not Allowed
The royal family will not play a particular board game under any circumstances. That game is Monopoly. The Queen apparently "banned" Monopoly from the royal household, but her reasons are more endearing than you'd think. The story goes back to December 2008, when Prince Andrew visited Leeds Building Society's newly-renovated Albion Street headquarters.
Before leaving, the Duke of York received the board game Monopoly to commemorate his visit. Prince Andrew politely declined the game, explaining that the Queen does not allow Monopoly at home since things get "too vicious." The way the queen saw it, the game brings out selfish and greedy sides that are hard to control, so she prefers to avoid it in the first place.