8 Surprising Reasons Why Living in a Royal Family is Not as Great as You Might Think

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Most people think that living in a royal family is a dream came true, just like in all those cartoons about princesses. But the reality is not that sweet.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of reasons why living in a royal family is not that much fun.

No nicknames

Source: The Mirror

Using nicknames and/or shortened versions of names is a violation of strict protocol. And the fact that Princess Diana became known as Princess Di and that pretty much everyone still refers to the Duchess of Cambridge as Kate Middleton is a big familiarity.

The chin must always be parallel to the ground

Source: Insider

There is no such thing as taking a photo with your “good side” because their chin must always be parallel to the ground.

All the presents go to Queen

Source: HELLO! Canada

Each and every present the royal family gets belongs to the reigning monarch. Selling or giving them to someone else is strictly forbidden. But the Queen can keep the presents for herself or give them away.

Everyone follows the Queen

Source: eastnews

Royal etiquette requires everyone to follow the Queen’s lead during official gatherings or family events. For instance, if she stands up, stops eating etc. everyone has to do the same.

Prince Philip is always a few steps behind the Queen

Source: eastnews

There is a rule: “Everyone follows the Queen” and it is applied even to Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip.

6 ravens must always be in the Tower

Source: Audubon

There is an old legend that says, “If the ravens leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall…” so all 6 of them must always be at the Tower of London.

Never turn your back on the Queen

Source: Body Language Success

When someone has a conversation with the Queen, he/she has to make sure that when the conversation is over the Queen is the one to walk away first. If you turn your back on a monarch, you will violate the royal protocol.

Myrtle must be in every royal wedding bouquet

Source: Hello Magazine

Myrtle is a symbol of love and marriage and including it in wedding bouquet is an old wedding tradition. By the way, it grows in the Queen’s own 170-year-old garden.

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