12 Weird Fashion Rules That The Royal Family Must Go By

6.The Queen wears bright clothing and it’s not because she loves wearing bright colors

Queen Elizabeth

Have you ever seen the Queen wearing a dull color?

Of course not, and there is a reason behind it, which is revealed in the documentary The Queen at 90. There her Majesty explains why she opts for bolder shades.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, said: “She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen.’”

7.The Queen and hats-an old tradition

Queen Elizabeth

It seems that for every formal occasion, the Queen has a different hat that will match her bright outfits. This comes from the old tradition in the royal family where a woman should keep their hair covered.

Diana Mather, from The English Manner etiquette consultancy, said: “Up until the 1950s, ladies were very seldom seen without a hat as it was not considered ‘the thing’ for ladies to show their hair in public.

“But all that has changed, and hats are now reserved for more formal occasions.”

And if you happen to spot the Queen without a hat, which happens rarely, she is either wearing a crown or a headscarf instead.

8.The Royals are expected to have a black ensemble by their side at all times

Kate Midelton

One of the more morbid rules of the royal family is that every member should have a spare black outfit in case any member of the family dies.

Then-Princess Elizabeth was in Kenya when her father passed away in 1952. She had forgotten to take a black change of clothes with her so she had to wait inside the plane until one was delivered to her and then she could step out.

9.Prince George only wears shorts.

Prince George

Almost all photos of the young Prince George are with him in shorts, which is because there is a tradition in the royal family of dressing boys in shorts.

British etiquette expert William Hanson said: “Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England.”

10.Do not wear wedge shoes around the queen

of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Kate was once photographed playing volleyball in cork wedges in 2013, but as it turns out the Queen isn’t very fond of the style.

A royal source said: “She really doesn’t like them, and it’s well-known among the women in the family.”

11.Weighted hems are a common trick to avoid any unwanted wardrobe malfunctions

Stewart Parvin, one of her couturiers, has the job of sewing weights into the hem of the Queen’s clothes which is to prevent them from blowing up in the wind.

He said: “Surprisingly, it is nothing fancy.

“I use curtain weights, lead weights, from Peter Jones’s curtain department. We call them pennyweights.”

12.Stocking is highly suggested but not required

You might have seen that Meghan never wore stockings during her engagement photo in November, which is something that she will have to work on in the future. Although it’s not an official rule, its encouraged the Queen, Kate and Princess Diana all wore them.

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