Life can feel like a like a fairytale when you’re traveling the world and living in castles and palaces. Prince George and Princess Charlotte, two real-life royals, may look like they're living the lavish fairytale lifestyle, but truth be told, they’re living seemingly normal lives.
Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, are growing up in the spotlight as the children of future King of England, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. At first glance, Prince George and Princess Charlotte appear to live a perfect life; a life where they can have whatever they want. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
All royals must follow royal protocol. Several rules and guidelines are put into practice by the royal family in which they must abide by. Little Prince George and Princess Charlotte are not exempt from royal protocol, even though they are still young children.
One rule that Prince George and Princess Charlotte must follow that many see as extreme, although, by royal standards, its a simple sign of honor.
During mealtimes with their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, along with all other royals, are expected to follow the Queen’s pace.
That means that the ones enjoying a meal with Queen Elizabeth, even young royalty, must start eating only after she starts and must stop eating after she stops.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are not exempt from this rule. When they are eating meals with the Queen, they must follow her pace. While they are not restricted from eating snacks later one, they just can’t continue eating if the Queen finishes her own meal.
What do you think about that? Do you think it’s fair? While royal protocols aren't broken very often, sometimes, exceptions are made. Below is a video of a much more sentimental moment where Duke William, Prince George's father, breaks royal protocol for a much more serious reason. Let us know what you think in the comments!