11 strict rules that apply to princesses that most of us wouldn't be able to follow!
While growing up most girls dream of being a princess or a queen. However, as you grow up, you start understanding that being a princess comes with a lot of rules and responsibilities that make the job a whole lot harder than you think. The British Royal Family has a lot of rules that each royal must follow in order to uphold the pride and honor of the family and mistakes are NOT tolerated.
These are 11 of the strangest and strictest rules that apply to princesses:
#11 You MUST live by the Queen's household rules
In the British Royal Family, the Queen makes all the household rules and obviously, everybody is expected to follow those rules. For example, if the Queen finishes eating her meal then everyone has to finish eating their meal. You cannot eat after the Queen is done eating.
#10 You're not allowed to have any nicknames
Before you take the crown, you have to shed any nicknames that you may have previously had. Of course, you will not find the Royal family calling each other by nicknames...or so we're told.
#9 Princesses are NOT allowed to vote
Technically and legally princesses can vote, but it would be unconstitutional. We guess it does not really make sense for a princess to go and vote anyway.
#8 A princess may not run for political office
This would be considered unconstitutional. Besides, where the hell would they find the time? It doesn't make sense for a princess to run for a political post with all the responsibilities and duties she already may have.
#7 You have to be presentable at all times
This comes as part of the job description and princesses must be absolutely flawless all day, every day. From the way they talk to the way they are expected to dress, there is NO room for error. It sounds super-exhausting, but on the bright side, they always get to wear the nicest outfits.
#6 You must be as charitable as possible
Most princesses are assigned the task of finding at least one or two causes to support as much as they can. With great power comes great responsibility. So, as a princess, there is a lot of charity work expected.
#5 Princesses need to learn as many languages as possible
It is essential for princesses to learn as many new languages as possible, as if they did not have enough to do already. This skill comes in handy when they visit other countries, they must know the basic language so that they can converse with other royal families.
#4 You cannot play Monopoly in the British Royal Family
In the year 2008, Prince Andrew, the Duke of New York said that the Royal family wasn't allowed to play monopoly because of how vicious the competition gets. Well, in most families that's considered to be normal, but clearly not for the Royal family.
#3 Princesses cannot eat shellfish
This strange rule stems from a common royal fear; shellfish can cause food poisoning. Of course, Royals do not have the time in their busy schedules for food poisoning and so, it's just easier to avoid eating risky food.
#2 You give up any other career you may have had
Being a princess is a full-time job and so, obviously, having another job or career along with being a full-time princess is out of the question. From attending events to mandatory appearances, princesses have their work cut out for them.
#1 Princesses who were former commoners are never allowed to arrive at an event before a blood princess
A princess by blood will arrive first before a non-blood princess. This rule does not apply if the princess is with her spouse. For example, Kate will not be allowed to enter an event before princess Anne, unless she is with her spouse, Prince William. Wow, imagine calling Kate a 'former commoner', a pretty strange rule we say.
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