Unless you’ve been out of the media lately, the big and exciting news is that 35-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child! Wow, already? The likely future queen consort and wife of Prince William, Kate has had severe morning sickness issues, but that’s not the only thing she has to endure in the royal family. The British royal family is a completely different world to many of us, obviously, and that’s why it’s so hard to just imagine what it feels like to be Kate Middleton for at least one day. Although she has broken the royal dress code a couple of times, Kate isn’t allowed to say certain words which might shock you.
It’s not like she had to get a users manual to marry Prince William, but you are not allowed to make mistakes when you are a member of the Royal family.
If you’re a member of the royal family, you do NOT say “cheers” when you raise their glass to toast someone! Instead, you got the boring formal toast…
What do you call your evening meal? Dinner? Well, the royals refer to their evening meal as “supper”. But this was probably an obvious one.
The royals do not attend functions, but they do attend “parties”. Did you find something common with the royals already?
4. ‘It was nice to see you’
A member of the royal family bids farewell with a simple “goodbye”. As simple as that!
5. Lounge or living room
In the royal household, there is no such thing as a lounge or a living room. They have a “drawing room” or a “sitting room” instead. Well, it’s a palace after all!
6. Mom and dad
The royal family don’t call their parents “mom and dad”, but the fancier sounding “mummy and daddy”. At least it’s not ‘mama and papa’!
Apparently, it’s frowned upon by the royals for a member of the family to use the word “pardon”. It gives the impression that they’re trying a bit too hard. Okay, things just got complicated, folks! So instead, the royal family prefer to say “sorry”.
In the royal palace, a “patio” is more often considered a “terrace”. So if you ask a royal family member if they have a patio, they might be confused.
Interestingly, the word “perfume” is a little bit too French for those royals. They like to use the word “scent” instead, so get over it!
The Royals seem to think that the proper way to term their food servings is by calling them “helpings”, and not to use the word “portions”. Now this is just totally inexplicable to me!
Although the term “posh” is one of the first words that comes to mind when you think of the prestige of Britain’s upper-class elite, that’s not a word the royal family will use. When royals use the word “posh,” they say it in a mocking way to people who use it to describe them. They actually prefer the word “smart” instead. That’s smart, indeed!
When the royal family attend a function where food and drink will be served, they use the term “food and drink” instead of the word “refreshments”.
Actually, they prefer the word “napkin” instead. That’s good news, people!
The royal family doesn’t have “dessert” at the end of a meal. Instead, they ask for “pudding”. Maybe it’s just another word?
Although the royals do love drinking their tea, you will not hear them mistake “supper” for tea. That’s a completely separate afternoon meal and a traditional English treat, of course.
The word “toilet” doesn’t seem like a word any member of the royal family would use. Yes, that’s not far from the truth. Instead, they use the word “lavatory” or the shorter “loo”.