20 Rules For The Royal Family That Even The Queen Has To Abide By

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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 for 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!

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Image: Johnny Green/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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.

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Image: William Warby

16. Royals have to give the game of Monopoly a miss

When Prince Andrew was presented with the classic board game at a function in 2008, he made it clear 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?

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