- The Queen always wears gloves
- The Queen is always seen in bright outfits and hats
- The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge must dress formally for informal events
- Prince George always wears shorts
- The nail polish protocol
- Kate Middleton and her crown
The Queen always wears gloves
You must’ve never spotted Queen Elizabeth without gloves. This is mainly done to protect her hands from infections and dirt thanks to all the people she greets all day. It’s also said that she carries about two to three pairs in her handbag and the each pair costs almost £110. These gloves are custom-made and the Queen has them ordered in dozens. Also, the gloves go under her sleeves so that her arms aren’t seen.
The Queen is always seen in bright outfits and hats
From neon greens and bright fuchsias to lemon yellows–you will rarely spot the Queen in a muted, toned-down colour. The reason? The Queen wants to make sure that she’s spotted by everyone. The reason the Queen wears hats is because of the old tradition that prohibited the women of British Royalty to have their hair on display. While these rules are now outdated and not applicable to the newer generations in the family, the Queen seems to still follow them strictly.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge must dress formally for informal events
They must adhere to dressing formally even for informal events. For Kate Middleton, a formal day dress or trousers teamed with a shirt and blazer is permitted while for Prince William, formal trousers or chinos teamed up with collared shirts.
Prince George always wears shorts
For the British, young boys wearing shorts indicated a certain level of class. It also sets them apart from the ones wearing trousers or dungarees, something that is often deemed too suburban. Little Prince George will probably be seen wearing trousers when he turns eight or nine.
The nail polish protocol
The women of the Royal Family are prohibited from wearing bright nail polish, so you will often spot them wearing only nude shades. Kate Middleton’s favourite being Essie’s nude nail polish in the shade Allure, we’ll only know about Meghan Markle’s go-to shade in the days to come.
Kate Middleton and her crown
Kate Middleton was only spotted wearing Lady Diana’s crown after her marriage. Ever wondered why? The headpiece is meant to communicate to the single men that women wearing it are off-limits since these crowns are only reserved for married women. More like a sign of status to show that you’re taken, and the Royal family strictly abides by that.
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Written by Vaishnavi Thakur on Dec 05, 2017