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‘Unusual’ royal protocol laid bare as bizarre rule means Kate should bow to her children

'Unusual' royal protocol laid bare as bizarre rule means Kate should bow to her children

KATE MIDDLETON is one of the highest-ranking members of the Royal Family, but even she is not above the often bizarre rules laid out by the Firm. According to one strange royal protocol, the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to bow to her children.

While usually younger ones are expected to bow to their elders, the rules laid down by the Royal Family may sound a little odd in this modern world.

While a well-known fact is that soon Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are expected to start bowing to their great grandmother, the Queen, but interestingly, their mother, Kate, is technically supposed to bow to them.

According to the bizarre rules, Kate is meant to bow to all direct members of the royal bloodline as she married into the family.

That would also include her three children, as well as, for example, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.

However, another strange loophole in the protocol means the rule can be scrapped when she is with her husband, Prince William.

When the Duchess of Cambridge is accompanied by her husband, Prince William, his rank also applies to her.

Although Kate would technically have to bow to her little ones, it’s unlikely that she does and when she becomes Queen Consort, once Prince William is King, he will be the only member of the family she is expected to bow to.

The set of rules also explains how the royal women are expected to walk downstairs and dictates that she should go to bed before Her Majesty, the Queen.

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“I didn’t think that was what happens inside. And I said, ‘But it’s you’re grandmother,’ and he [Prince Harry] said, ‘It’s the Queen.'”

Meghan is also meant to bow to Kate as she is married to the second son of Prince Charles, meaning she ranks lower than the Duchess of Cambridge.

Read more here Daily Express :: Royal Feed

Unusual holiday: Britons can stay in shipping containers on a farm – ‘quirky’

AS MANY Britons are choosing to stay in the country for their holidays, they may be looking for unusual experiences and stays in places they already know. Express.co.uk spoke to Peter Barrett about the shipping containers he rents out to holidaymakers in search of a slightly different UK holiday.

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Queen may bring back royal tradition with unusual Tesco Christmas gift for palace aides

Due to the pandemic in 2020, the royal family was not able to hold its traditional Christmas celebration at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. The monarch was also unable to meet her staff for the yearly Christmas gift ceremony she has been doing for decades.

As per tradition, the Queen thanks each member of her staff for their work and gifts them a Christmas pudding.

“About 1,500 Christmas puddings paid for by the Queen (through the Privy Purse) are distributed to staff throughout the Palaces, staff in the Court Post Office and Palace police,” confirms the Royal Family website.

“Each pudding is accompanied by a greeting card from the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.”

Back in the days, the royal family would place an order at Harrods or royal grocer Fortnum & Mason for the 1,500 puddings.

The desserts are now bought from Tesco, according to Hello Magazine.

On sale for £6, Tesco’s Finest Matured Christmas Pudding seems to be the one that the Firm buys for the staff.

In an interview with Fabulous Digital, an aide revealed that members of staff receive other gifts.

“The presents are usually a book token, or a small piece of China from the palace gift shop,” they said.

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The aide claims the employees’ gifts cost the Palace around £30,000 a year given the number of staff the Queen manages.

Before the pandemic, the staff would be invited to a room in Buckingham Palace where the monarch would present them with their gifts, thanking them for their help.

“Here they line up to receive a wrapped gift from the Queen, and she says a few words to each of them – usually something like ‘Thank you so much for all your help during the year, followed by Happy Christmas,’” the aide added.

“An equerry will be standing beside her with a list, from which he will quietly whisper the name of each recipient as they step forward, just as they would at a palace investiture ceremony.”

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In 2020, a source told the Daily Mail the meeting between the monarch and her employees was cancelled.

“The staff will still receive a gift from the Queen as usual but there will be no special moment with Her Majesty.

“It’s as much a disappointment for her as it will be for them, as it’s a hugely special time of the year.”

Read more here Daily Express :: Royal Feed