If the Queen finishes her meal everyone needs to stop eating, every bridal bouquet must contain myrtle and no member of the Royal Family can play the board game monopoly.
These are just a few of the rules that the Royal Family has to abide by. Another is that royal titles are inherited through sons, not daughters.
So despite being in Kate and William’s brood, Princess Charlotte won’t be giving her children royal titles.
Royal Protocol for Princesses
Following the traditional British custom, to be considered a “princess” you must be either the daughter of a prince or a prince’s wife. The only way Charlotte will be granted this naming privilege is if the Queen pulls a few royal strings. It sounds far fetched, but it wouldn’t be the first time the royal rules have been bent.
Diana, known for paving the way, sent her boys to a public school. She also chose her engagement ring from a jewellery catalogue, instead of getting it custom-made.
Prince William made his own mark when he visited the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Royal protocol states that male members of the royal family should be greeted with a nod or “neck bow”, however, William embraced one woman, letting her sob into his chest after she told him she had lost her husband in the fire.
Most recently, Prince Harry and Meghan chose to go against protocol by announcing their departure from royal duties.
Charlotte still has a few years before she’ll start thinking about having children, so there is still time for things to change around the palace.
Things are looking up too, with the Succession of the Crown Act changing in 2013, allowing a female child to maintain her place in line for the throne, no matter the gender of her younger siblings.
Either way, surely Charlotte can twist her Grandmother’s arm.