From restricted diets to forbidden board games, the royal family has a lot of rules they have to follow. Here are just four of them.
Monopoly is banned in the royal family
In 2008, the Leed’s Building Society gave Prince Andrew a Monopoly set. He then replied: “We’re not allowed to play Monopoly at home. It gets too vicious.” This means that the royal family is restricted from playing a harmless game because it might cause too many arguments.
Don’t get caught with your legs crossed
In the royal family, you cannot sit with your legs crossed at the knee. Although crossing at the ankle is fine, crossing at the knee is a rule breaker.
Do the hand-shake properly and you won’t be thought of badly
In the royal family, there is a certain way you have to shake hands. When you shake hands, keep direct eye contact, shake the hand firmly but not painfully, and don’t shake for too long.
Hold the teacup properly or just spill the tea
We all know the royals love their tea time but did you know they have to hold the teacups right? They use their thumb and index finger to support the top of the handle and their middle finger supports the bottom. They also sip from the same spot to avoid lipstick stains.