If there's one thing North Americans are obsessed with, it's the royal family. The history of the royals is so deep and it's unlike anything we've ever had. And let's not forget how much Princess Diana changed the game in the '90s. She made the royal family seem more realistic. She was incredibly affectionate with her two sons, William and Harry, and she was unfortunately in love with a man who loved someone else. After she passed, the fascination of the royal family grew as Princes William and Harry would have to grow up without their mother.
Now that both William and Harry are grown men with families of their own, they're keeping their mother's spirit alive, along with the royal family traditions. With Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in the public eye, they're now subjected to growing up with certain customs that are non-negotiable.
10 SAY BYE-BYE TO PROCESSED FOODS
The public eye doesn't really see the royal kids eating much. Although the families are in the public eye a lot, it's not often we see the kiddos eating next to mom and dad. However, when it is time to eat, the royal chefs at the palace are instructed to make puree foods by hand. According to Metro, everything is created with fresh fruits and veggies, you won't find packaged containers of baby food in their pantries!
9 NO SELFIES HERE!
Selfies weren't really a thing when Prince William and Harry were growing up, so it's not like they crave social media now that they're adults. For Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, she's the anomaly. She grew up being able to use social media as it's even encouraged when working in Hollywood. But that life is no more. Especially for her first child, Archie.
It's apparently royal policy that the children not have social media accounts and to never take a selfie, as it's not poised etiquette. Sorry, guys!
8 BREAST IS BEST IN THE PALACE
Now that we know the royal kitchen makes all of the royal babies food by hand (once they're of age), it's also been said that breastfeeding is encouraged in the royal family. It's a ritual where everyone from Queen Elizabeth II on has breastfed their children and Meghan was instructed to as well. Interestingly enough, there's also a few eating rules for the royal breastfeeding mother. Per So Yummy, they should stay away from shellfish, fast food, and garlic.
7 DUAL LANGUAGES
Being in the royal family means you have cultural obligations to oblige to. There's no way these famous kiddos just lay around all day, ignoring their chores and homework. Instead, they must have proper English and be fluent in another (or more) language. It's even been said that Prince George and Princess Charlotte chose Spanish as their next language.
As for their parents, most of the royals (including newbie Meghan!) speak English and French (along with a few others sprinkled in there as well).
6 THEY CANNOT KEEP ALL THE GIFTS THEY ARE GIVEN
The royal babies are completely showered with gifts when they're born and on their birthdays. The people just love these royal kiddos so much — why not shower them with love and affection in the forms of toys? However, there's a few rules regarding toys for these famous kids.
When it comes to books, flowers, foods, and toys, they must be under 150 pounds in order for them to keep them. Anything over that price must be sent to charity.
5 DAD & SON MUST NOT TRAVEL TOGETHER
Sadly, there have been plane rides that ended in entire families and bloodlines being crushed. Mistakes can happen, regardless of the passenger. Because of this, royal heirs cannot fly with one another. If there is an accident where one plane goes down, there's the option of the other heir to take his place.
William and Kate bent the rules, however, and have decided to fly with their children until George is around age 12. Afterward, they will fly separately.
4 THEY'LL ALWAYS HAVE TO CURTSEY TO THEIR GREAT GRANDMOTHER
If you ever wondered if etiquette went out the window once everyone stepped inside those palace doors — you'd be wrong. Sure, they're more comfortable and lenient with rules, but when it comes to their great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, she demands respect int the form of a courtsey.
The List notes that once the kids are around 5 years old, they must learn to properly greet their grandmother, no matter the circumstance.
3 AND ETIQUETTE TRAINING IS A MUST
It's no surprise that these kiddos must know their manners. Aside from saying "please" and "thank you," they're taught how to act during meals, events, school, and holidays.
Everything from the tone of their voice to how they bow will be criticized, as their family's reputation is on the line. These are kids that we're talking about though, so they're bound to misbehave here and there, but they'll learn!
2 MATCHY MATCHY
If you follow the royal families, then you're aware of how gorgeous everyone looks all the time. From their posture tot their hair, there's never one thing out of place on these families. And well, that's not by accident. The royal families must always coordinate when in the public eye since they're always being photographed. The men will typically be wearing similar shades in shirts and their ties will usually match whatever color the women are wearing.
1 NO ELECTRONICS AT THE KIDDIE TABLE
Considering the royal kiddos can't have social media or take selfies, it makes sense that tablets and other electronics wouldn't be acceptable. An interesting note about the royal kids and electronics is that it's not all about having bad etiquette, it's a possible security risk as well.
With how good hackers are these days, it's easy for anyone to find their whereabouts, their IP addresses, and other personal information they may have on their tablets.