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, 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. The rules start early on, as apparently the little royals don’t get to sit with the mum and dad at official dinners – including Christmas. Instead, they’re sent to the children’s table with the other little ones.
This isn’t the only royal requirement already on Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s plates. Earlier this year, People 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, 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.
Despite the tradition of bringing up “restrained“ people in the royal family, Kate and William actively develop emotional intellect in their children.
”Seeing children communicating with each other at school, I understand that we live in an absolutely different time. We are being replaced by generations that are not afraid to declare things that really worry them,” says Prince William.
The children are aware of their dismissal from public events and places in case of bad behavior and whims. If the prince or princess gets too naughty, they’re also left at home during an official occasion.