This is not exactly a rule, but it has certainly become enough of a custom that when it is not done, it is frowned upon. While it is a given that black is the most appropriate color for funerals, it is reserved for that occasion and only that occasion. There was one member of the family who dared to don black at a charity event.
Princess Diana, after being betrothed to the then-Prince Charles, wore a black taffeta dress. Of course, it did not go down too well with the royals. That was back in 1981, and we daresay we will not see any of the royals wearing black for any occasion but a funeral.
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.
If there is anyone who would have a hairdressing code, it would be them. The hairdressing regulation is that the royals must remain clean-cut. That means no shaggy looks and no split ends. That is why the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, visits the hairdresser three times a week to have a blow-out.
This is a protocol all the royals must follow. Honestly, the more we read on, it seems like there is a lot of work involved in being a royal, but we must say that thanks to this rule, not one hair ever looks out of place, except maybe with Prince William. That was a bit below the belt.
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.
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?