Of course, being a member of the royal family comes with many privileges and perks. After all, the royal family is born respected. Meaning that every single member of the royal family is respected wherever they go. Be it in mega events, formal meetings, or just visiting a place, they are highly respected. As a royal family viewer, you can tell how respected the royals are in public from the bowing and curtsying.
Nevertheless, being a member of the royal family also comes with many restrictions and hard rules that are bound to be followed. Generally speaking, the Queen sets out rules for her heirs to follow. In turn, all family members are likely to adhere to the rules.
Have you ever seen the royal family members holding hands in public? How about kissing in public? Or, have you seen any man meeting the royal family without bowing for a brief moment? Of course, these things do not happen.
It turns out that her majesty has laid out a series of rules for the family members. Whether or not the royal family like the rules, they are very likely to follow them.
No Holding Hands in Public
One of the most obvious rules in the royal family is not holding hands in public. It is apparent that the royal family members are ‘at work’ as they are in public. This means that they are representing the persona of the British royalty while they make their presence in public. Thus, it would be ‘unprofessional’ for a royal to hold hands with another family member in public.
Similarly, royals are considered top celebrities. They are too busy with their hand gestures and handshakes. It is simply impossible for a royal to hold a hand with another royal family member in public.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are the best examples here. Despite their closeness, they never hold hands in public.
Bowing & Curtseying While Meeting the Royals
Another rule for men is to bow in respect when they meet a royal. Essentially, it is a brief bow that shows the respect of the British royalty. Thus, if a man meets the royalty and does not bow for a brief moment, it is frowned upon in the royal family.
Similarly, women are expected to curtsey while meeting the royal. Nothing more or less than a few brief seconds.
Apart from these two common rules of the royal family, there are other rules as well. It goes without saying that her majesty always has the final say on every matter in the royal family.
Here are some other royal rules that are to be followed in the royal family:
- No Marriage Proposal Without the Permission of Her Majesty
- No Flying Together
- In Formal Events, The Queen Will Be the Last to Arrive