Many people would like to become a part of the British royal family. The attention of the whole world, many servants, jewels, palaces and other joys of aristocrats – is not this a fairy tale? However, everyone forgets that being in full view of millions of people and constantly keeping a brand can be incredibly difficult. The life of the royal people is subject to regulations and sometimes filled of strange requirements that they must fulfill.
We decided to provide you with unique facts from the life of the British royal, and it became clear to us that we still do not know much.
- Princess Diana was supposed to play a major role in the 2nd part of The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner. A kiss scene was planned, but the film itself did not come out due to the tragic death of Lady Dee in 1997 in a car accident in Paris.
- Shellfish, crab, lobster, shrimp, and garlic are banned in Buckingham Palace, as marine life is allergenic and garlic has an unpleasant odor. However, only the queen adheres to this rule now.
- Long before becoming part of the royal family, Kate Middleton lived with her family in Amman, Jordan. The father of the future duchess, Michael Middleton, worked as a manager for British Airways and, on duty, ended up in the Middle East. Then Kate was 2 years old, but she already went to kindergarten and, in addition to English, studied Arabic. Middleton lived in Jordan for almost 3 years.
- Queen Elizabeth II, then the 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip on November 20, 1947 in a wedding dress that was bought with coupons. She deliberately did not take advantage of her opportunities, since in the post-war period the whole country was slowly chosen from the ruins.
- The crown of Elizabeth ll is nothing more than the diadem of King George IV , created in 1820 at the request of the king himself. It is adorned with 1,333 diamonds weighing 320 carats (64 g), including a 4 carat yellow diamond. Along the base are 2 strands of pearls. Initially, the upper thread had 86 pearls, and the lower – 94, but in 1902 the number of pearls was changed to 81 and 88.
- To avoid embarrassment in windy weather, all hem skirts of Queen Elizabeth II are weighed down by small loads
- In 1976, the Queen became the first state leaders in history to send an email
- Initially, the princes of William and Harry should have been called Arthur and Albert, as their father Charles wanted, but Lady Diana insisted on William and Harry, though Arthur and Albert are the middle names of the princes.
- Queen Elizabeth II is the godmother for 30 godchildren and this is not the limit.
- At Christmas, the royal family give funny gifts. For example, Meghan Markle handed the queen a toy singing hamster . But in addition to the fun, the royal couple – Elizabeth II and Prince Philip – must remember their duty. They send about 750 Christmas cards to heads of state, leading politicians, leaders of the Commonwealth and family members.
- Before and after Christmas dinner, all members of the royal family must weigh themselves. This long tradition was introduced by King Edward VII around 1900. He was very worried that someone will hungry after a luxurious welcome.
- The Queen has the right to dissolve the current parliament both in Britain, and in Australia and Canada.
- Princess Diana gave her son, Prince William, an incredible 13th birthday surprise. Since the boy was in love with supermodel Cindy Crawford, she invited her to a festive tea party.
- The most unusual titles that Elizabeth II wears are the Duke of Lancaster and the Duke of Normandy.