From specific diets to forbidden board games, the world's most-watched family has more rules than you'd expect. Click through for the 50 weirdest, strictest traditions that the Royal Family is (pretty much) required to follow.
When the Queen stands, it's protocol for everyone to follow.
When dining as a family, after the Queen has taken her last bite, everyone needs to stop eating.
Men of the royal family perform a neck bow, while women curtsy when greeting the Queen.
Members of the Royal Family take a new name when they're married.
The Royal Family even refrain from holding hands.
According to the Royal Marriages Act of 1772, royal descendants must seek the monarch's approval before proposing.
Every royal bride carries myrtle in her wedding bouquet.
Royal wedding parties are usually made up of younger children.
Now, the family can marry someone of any faith.
The Royal Family isn't allowed to vote or speak publicly about politics.
Since voting is off the table, members of the Royal Family aren't allowed to hold any type of political office.
Quite possibly the weirdest rule, the Royal Family can't play Monopoly. (Though we imagine this is a "rule" that can be broken.)
At dinner parties, the Queen begins by speaking to the person seated to her right. During the second course of the meal, she switches to the guest on her left.
Every family member must be prepared with a funeral-appropriate ensemble, in case of a sudden death.
Once Prince George turns 12, he and Harry will have to fly separately.
Don't even think about approaching them with that selfie stick.
Shellfish is off limits to the family, namely because it is more likely to cause food poisoning than others.
It's rumored that the royal family can't be touched by non-royals, and Kate's awkward reaction to LeBron James throwing his arm around her in a photo is full-blown proof.
In the 12th century, King Edward III banned all royals from wearing fur—but this rule has been repeatedly broken.
Seating is arranged by order of precedence at all royal events, but factors like age, language, and interests go into account when organizing events.
The Office of the Marshal of the Court refer to themselves as "mini hosts."
The Royal Family's dress code is modest, and no members are seen in casual clothing.
He always wears tailored shorts, never pants.
The fancier, the better.
If an event is held indoors after 6 p.m., women swap their hats for tiaras.
A woman who attends an event sans tiara is on the market.
Although tiaras were traditionally worn towards the front of the head, the modern style is worn farther back on the head at a 45-degree angle.
Every morning, the Queen has English breakfast tea (duh) followed by Cornflakes.
The family is required to graciously accept the many (and bizarre) gifts they're given on a regular basis.
The family's annual Christmas celebration is held at the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, and she arrives a week early to prepare.