The Strict Rules Of The Royal Family Show How Tough Of A Life It Can Be

I think we all wished we could live the life of a King or Queen at one point in our lives. The idea of sitting on a throne while being fed grapes sounds like the best life to live. Being in charge sounds great and all, but did you know that there are actually quite a few rules the Royal Family has to follow?

It seems incredibly strange, but when you’re on top, there’s no where to go but down. Many of these rules seem to be put in place just for show, while others are much more practical.

Women Must Sit With Their Legs Together

In case you haven’t already heard of the “duchess slant,” here’s a fun fact for you. All women in the royal family are only allowed to sit in one position: with their knees together. Women can choose whether to cross their legs at the ankles or simply keep their knees close together and at a slant. This is a sign of modesty, which makes sense when you remember that these ladies are mostly wearing dresses and skirts, so it’s kind of important for them to keep their legs closed to avoid a slip.

Remember in The Princess Diaries when the Queen had to teach this very important skill to Princess Mia before they’d even allow her in Genovia for the first time? It’s thatimportant, y’all.