The Queen’s rule that all female royals including Duchesses Catherine and Meghan must follow

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  • Queen Elizabeth has a strict set of rules that members of the Royal Family must follow at all events and formal gatherings.


    What rules does the Queen have in place for royals?

    First to walk in the room, of course, is Her Majesty, followed by her husband Prince Philip and then their eldest son, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

    Next to enter would Prince William, followed by his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

    Female Royal Family members are taught to walk down stairs in a particular way for such events, too.

    According to Reader’s Digest, royal women are taught a specific technique for walking down the stairs at formal royal engagements.

    Firstly, they are told to keep their chins parallel to the ground with their hands by their sides.

    Look down at the stairs while walking is not allowed.

    And if there is a banister, they may rest their hand on it, but not grab it tightly.

    Reader’s Digest also states that female royals should keep their toes pointed toward the railing while they walk and move at a steady pace.

    And for the Queen’s royal dinner parties, she also has rules about how many people are invited.

    The monarch makes sure there are never more than 13 guests at a royal banquet at Buckingham Palace.

    Royal expert Paul Dampier told the Sun: “She won’t let 13 people sit down at a dinner table, not because she is superstitious but in case guests are.”

    The Queen also approves all menus at Buckingham Palace days before a dinner party will take place.

     

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