There are some dietary requirements that royals are expected to adhere to during their reign. When dining out or traveling, the royals do not consume shellfish. The family has gone to great lengths to avoid eating shellfish while dining out or visiting foreign countries because it carries a higher-than-normal risk of food poisoning and illness.
This is not a requirement, but Queen Elizabeth set the tone for this precedent. It remains a wise rule, nonetheless. Many royals still follow it religiously. Shellfish must not come in the way of royal duty, and we assure you this rule was set after learning the hard way.
The Queen Only Wore Bright Colors
One of the most well-known quotes by the late Queen about her image is that she “needed to be seen to be believed.” Her wardrobe with bright rainbow colors was an extension of this belief. The Queen’s love for neon colors is the stuff of fashion legends.
She made it a point to wear the brightest shades of blue, purple, yellow, pink, and green – often rocking one color from head to toe, paired with neutral accessories. She liked making sure people could easily spot her in a crowd. A monarch must always stand out and not blend in with the crowds.
Princes George and Louis Must Always Wear Shorts
For Princes George and Louis, it is always summertime. The boys in the family must wear shorts until they reach a certain age. Pants are for men and teenage boys. According to etiquette experts, the tradition goes back to breeching times in the 16th century. Young boys back then wore gowns and dresses until they turned eight.
By the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the tradition evolved into shorts together with long socks that cover the knees during bitterly cold winter days. This rule may exist on paper; however, we can swear that we have seen the prince in a pair of long pants before.
The Queen Chooses the Tiara
A strange royal family tradition is that the late Queen got to say who wore which tiara and when. It is not all that unreasonable when you consider that most of the tiaras are part of the Queen’s collection and that she does have a lot of experience when it comes to them.
Speaking of her collection, the Queen has some amazing ones, including The Delhi Durbar Tiara, bedecked with emeralds, the Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara, fashionably living up to its name with its aquamarine stones, and The Burmese Ruby Tiara. It is certainly a stunning collection with all sorts of precious stones. There are plenty of pictures of various princesses donning these tiaras, but, of course, only after the Queen has given them approval first.
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.