18. There’s a right and a wrong way to tote your teacup
The royals are big fans of teatime and know there’s a specific etiquette around how to drink the stuff. The cup must be held with the thumb and index fingers looped through the handle, with the middle finger underneath. And, contrary to what you may have been told, no pinkies should be held aloft!
17. When the Queen is finished eating, so are you
Royal etiquette has it that when the Queen decides she has had her fill of posh nosh at the table, everyone else must also drop their forks. It is considered monstrously impolite to keep munching once the monarch has finished her meal.
16. Royals have to give the game of Monopoly a miss
When Prince Andrew was presented with the classic board game Monopoly at a function in 2008, he made it clear that there was no chance of him picking up from the Community Chest. “We’re not allowed to play Monopoly at home,” he said. “It gets too vicious.” A case of too much Water Works for the competitive royals?