The royal family has a long list of rules that must be considered before any member makes a trip. These rules apply to luggage, food, things to take with you, how long they must be present during this or that event, and so on. Some of these obligations seem absurd, but the reasons behind them are really clear and logical.
We compiled a list of strange but important rules that members of the royal family must follow when traveling. And we will share them with all of you!
Interesting Facts About The British Royal Family
Their Trips Are Short And Boring
Princes, dukes, and even the queen can only dream of trips full of leisurely strolls, excursions, and visits to cafes. Of course, they can afford to visit any part of the world, so we cannot feel so bad about them.
Most of the time, members of the Royal Family spend their hours at official meetings and every minute has a tight schedule. They even know the exact time when they should leave an event and get into a car.
By the way, they generally only have 40 minutes to visit the most popular attractions in the world.
They Must Have Identical Outfits
The Queen’s personal assistant and stylist Angela Kelly always takes two identical outfits for Elizabeth II. The point is, the queen should always look spotless.
Therefore, in the event of unpleasant emergencies, you must be able to change quickly before anyone can notice anything. There must be no stains, holes, or stitches at all.
They Must Also Have A Black Suit
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and the Duchess of Windsor, near Windsor Castle, after the Duke of Windsor’s funeral on June 5, 1972.
Monarchs should always have a black suit in their luggage. It is not for official occasions, it is a special outfit if a relative or close friend dies while the Royals are abroad. That way, after they return, they will dress appropriately.
This rule was implemented after Elizabeth II’s father died in 1952 while she was in Africa. When he returned home, he had to wait for a black suit to arrive while he was on the plane.
They Should Have A Supply Of Their Own Blood
We believe this is the most unusual thing found in Royal’s luggage. But according to the protocol, they must carry a blood supply with them in an emergency.
Additionally, a physician must be present to perform the blood transfusion; thus, a personal physician always travels with members of the royal family.
They’re Accompanied By A Big Group Of Assistants
Wherever they go, the Royals take a big group of assistants with them. Secretaries, hairdressers, bodyguards, stylists, and babysitters, all of whom can be helpful during a trip would definitely go with the family.
The queen has 34 assistants and the Dukes of Cambridge have about 10 assistants. Meghan and Harry are accompanied only by a few interpreters and a personal stylist.
They Should Know How To Greet People In All Languages Of The World
As representatives of the British monarchy, family members must learn to greet people in various languages. They must also know and be able to demonstrate the rules of etiquette of the country they are going to visit.
They always have their assistants preparing them for an important trip. Furthermore, they are always accompanied by interpreters (who are native speakers from wherever they are visiting) to avoid pauses in the dialogue and answer any questions quickly.
An Individual Menu For Each Member Of The Family
Palace workers negotiate in advance the monarchs’ food requirements with foreign chefs. Adding onions or lots of spices (to keep your breath fresh), shellfish, or other foods that can cause setbacks in a meal is prohibited.
As for the queen, she keeps her favorite dish a secret, because she believes that if she tells anyone, that dish will be served forever.
Let’s admit that it is really difficult to be a member of the Royal Family, despite all the wealth and fame that comes with it. Do you agree?
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