Princess Charlotte Isn't Allowed to Sit With Her Parents During Royal Visit Dinners

Princess Charlotte isn't allowed to sit with her parents at official dinners.

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Being in the royal family means adhering to a lot of protocols and rules—even for the youngest members of the family.

According to Harpers Bazaar Australia (opens in new tab)Kate Middleton and Prince William's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte aren't allowed to sit at the dinner table with their parents during royal visits until they have learned the "art of polite conversation." This rule will presumably also apply to Prince Louis when he's old enough to, you know, sit at a table.

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Anyone who has ever been banished to the kiddie table knows their strife. Little royals have to sit away from their parents until they're mature enough to behave themselves like the grownups, which is a lot of pressure to put on kids.

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This isn't the only royal requirement already on George and Charlotte's plates. Earlier this year, People (opens in new tab) reported that the royal kids are required to learn more than one language and that Princess Charlotte is already learning Spanish. Reminder: She's three. The reason for the second language makes sense though—Charlotte's nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion, is a native Spanish speaker.

Prince George is subject to royal rules of his own. The young prince is only allowed to wear shorts in public until he's eight years old (opens in new tab), as part of a longstanding royal tradition. He was allowed a rare exception at his uncle's wedding last month, where he wore pants as part of his pageboy outfit.

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Oh, the life of the royals.

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.