The Prince and Princess of Wales have to follow these royal parenting rules

Their kids can't even sit and eat with them, not even on Christmas!
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The British Royal family have a certain standard that they are held to and there is no exception for their children.

There are a number of absurd rules the royal parents have to follow including their kids sitting separately to them at Christmas.

Let’s run through the royal rules of parenting:

Prince Louis never fails to be cheeky when he can!

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They must announce their children

As soon as their children are born, royal parents are to follow family customs.

First, the sovereign must be notified of the birth, currently King Charles III.

Then, a royal proclamation is placed in front of Buckingham Palace and today, across all royal social media.

After a few days, the newborn is shown to the public by the royal parents.

Following the steps of Princess Diana, the Prince and Princess of Wales appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London following the birth of their three children.

Princess Diana showing off Prince Harry days after his birth at St Mary’s Hospital.

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Must go to private school

It makes sense that the royal children would only go to the top schools for the best education but it hasn’t always been that way.

Traditionally the best schooling for royal children was home-schooling by tutors although, Prince Charles followed his father’s footsteps in attending Gordonstoun then William and Harry attended Eton.

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte currently attend Lambrook Primary School which is a short 10-minute drive from their new home in Windsor.

Prince Louis has started schooling!

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They must learn to speak multiple languages

The traditional language of international diplomacy is French so most royals were taught it growing up, although King Charles only scored a grade C according to his royal bio.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have started their Spanish studies which will be very useful as it’s the second most spoken language in the world.

Prince William speaking to Simeon Mayou, 96, as he wears his Legion D’Honour medal on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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Dress Codes

There are many clothing rules for royals and that is no exception for children, these are the most significant.

  • Royal sons must wear shorts for as long as possible as trousers are seen as middle-class for boys, usually around 8 years old.

  • Peter Pan collars, dresses and mary janes are a must for traditional British fashion.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s fashion is following tradition.

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Table seating for special occasions and holidays

Former royal chef Darren McGrady told Harper’s Bazaar that the children can’t sit at the table for holidays and special occasions until they’ve learnt the art of polite conversation.

We wonder if any of the royal kids have graduated to the adults’ table yet.

Using a feeling wheel

Princess Kate revealed at the The Shaping Us National Symposium at The Design Museum, that Prince Louis has been working with a feelings wheel at his school, Lambrook.

“These are five or six-year-olds, and going with names or pictures of a colour that represents how they feel that day, so there is a real keenness in school particularly to get involved in conversations.” The princess added.

This technique was originally designed for adults by American psychologist Dr Robert Plutchik in 1980, telling people to point to one of the core emotions and then choosing a more complex secondary emotion.

Simplified versions of the wheel are now popular in primary schools across the UK. According to the organisation Kate works with, Mentally Healthy Schools, the feelings wheel is used for children aged 4-11.

The Princess of Wales continued, “We must acknowledge and address the root cause of some of today’s toughest social challenges and work together to find better answers.”

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