With Archie, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, ‘The Queen’ has another ‘fantastic grandchild’, as the couple says. But being a child in ‘The Royal Family’ isn’t always easy either. These are ten bizarre rules that the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle must adhere to.
Boys wear shorts until they are eight years old. You may have noticed, but Prince George, the son of Prince William and Kate, never wears long pants. The royal family sees this as ‘normal’ and therefore always lets boys wear shorts. In this way, they indicate that their son comes from a higher class. But that is not the only rule when it comes to clothing. For example, it is also expected that family outfits always match.
Education is also important within the royal family. Children are baptized in the same dress as Queen Victoria. The original dress was used in the beginning, but nowadays the family uses a replica. Everyone in the family is also raised Anglican because the British head of state is the head of the Anglican church, not the pope.
Another rule that is very important within ‘The Royal Family’ is that everyone speaks multiple languages. For example, The Queen speaks French fluently. George and Charlotte already learned their first words of Spanish. Wondering which language Archie will learn.
The right posture and the right-hand gestures are also important to The Queen. This does not only apply to adults. The ‘Windsor wave’ is taught at a young age. It is a tradition in which members of the royal family wave slightly to the public. Prince George has endeared the people several times with his cute ‘Windsor wave’.
One of the most bizarre rules is undoubtedly the ban on Monopoly. The board game is banned because, just like with most families, it could lead to arguments. Other games are allowed. But The Queen has the last word about the gifts that the family receives and keeps, including those for the children.
Safety is very important for the family and that is why the children are guided everywhere by their own bodyguards. The route to school is even adjusted every day for Prince George so that no one can follow them.
A final obligation for the children of the royal family is to attend the marriages. Children are expected to play their role as bridesmaids.