13 rules of the British crown that even the queen cannot breakBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/13-rules-of-the-british-crown-that-even-the-queen-cannot-break
Still, sometimes I want to believe that there is no one in our world who would be above the law. And here is the proof — one of the most famous royal families in the world, despite its origin, titles and position in society, is obliged to obey these 13 rules of etiquette.
At least six ravens must live in the Tower of London
Legend has it that if all the crows leave the Tower, the monarchy and the kingdom will fall. So since the time of Charles II, the bird population has been strictly monitored. Currently, crows are like members of the royal family — they are cared for, fed, and they live almost in a palace.
Members of the royal family must not be touched
In principle, this is a well-known rule, but it is often violated. Although ordinary people are not allowed to approach the monarchs too much, sometimes the same celebrities forget themselves and climb to hug with might and main.
Members of the royal family do not vote
The reason why the royal family does not give preference to anyone in political life is that their vote can greatly influence public opinion, and this is not entirely fair. So the royal family does not vote in elections and always supports the ruling party in political matters.
Members of the royal family cannot hold political office
For the same reason as above - to exclude any possibility of influencing public opinion and using it for personal purposes.
They don't play Monopoly
This is too much, but the fact remains. In 2008, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the second son of Queen Elizabeth, once mentioned that they were forbidden to play Monopoly at home because it was considered too evil and harmful a game.
You can't eat crustaceans
Perhaps this is more a warning than a rule, but many members of the royal family, including the queen, do not eat shellfish and crustaceans — because of an allergic reaction or in fear of poisoning.
They are obliged to observe the order of precedence when boarding and during any procession
There are strict rules regarding the order of precedence during processions. For example, at a wedding, a member of the royal family is required to enter according to the title - after the queen, of course.
They can't be Catholic
Although this law was changed in 2011 and freed the royal family from the ban on not marrying a person of the Catholic faith in any case, the royal family itself must remain faithful to the Anglican denomination.
The wardrobe should not be contradictory
Members of the royal family are obliged to avoid any misinterpretations even in their clothes, their style should be elegant and refined, but modest.
Accept absolutely all gifts
All members of the royal family are obliged to accept any gifts from anyone with sincere courtesy and appreciation. And since all the gifts belong to the crown, the queen decides their fate.
You can't travel together
Not to travel long distances together is one of the basic rules for direct heirs, especially in those times when traveling was a dangerous event. In our century, everything has become more convenient and safer, so this rule is often not observed.
Celebrate Christmas in a purely family circle
Traditionally, all members of the royal family celebrate Christmas in each other's company every year. However, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, changed her long-term lifestyle and wished to celebrate the holiday with only her family. What can I say, the queen was unhappy.
You can't eat after the Queen
Everyone who was lucky enough to have dinner with the queen, including members of her family, should follow one simple rule — you need to monitor her movements. If she has finished her meal, then the others are obliged to put down the appliances and stop eating.