10 Incredibly Strict Rules That Princesses Actually Have To Follow



I think it's pretty common for little kids to dream of growing up to become a prince or princess. Considering how many Disney movies feature royal families, it only makes sense that more than a few kids grow up with such aspirations. But did you know that being a princess isn't actually as glamorous as it may sound? Sure, Kate Middleton and Princess Diana constantly look happy in their photos, but there are actually a lot of strict rules and conventions that princesses have to adhere to. 

Here are some of those rules.

Rule #1 - You must live by the Queen's household rules.

In the British Royal Family, the Queen makes all the major decisions. For instance, did you know that you have to stop eating when the Queen completes her meal? It doesn't matter if you still have food left!

Rule #2 - No nicknames.

That's right, you shed yourself of any childish nicknames before taking the crown. 

Rule #3 - You may not vote.

Technically it's legal to vote, but this would be considered unconstitutional. 

Rule #4 - You may not run for political office

Again, this would be considered unconstitutional. 

Rule #5 - You must be well-groomed.

You literally have to be dressed to the nines 24 hours a day. 

Rule #6 - You must be as charitable as possible.

Most princesses are tasked with finding at least one or two causes to support as much as possible. Many create their own charities too!

Rule #7 - You have to learn as many languages as possible.

This is so that when they visit other countries, they can have basic conversations with the members of other nations' royal families. 

Rule #8 - You can't play Monopoly.

This isn't a joke. In 2008, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, said the Royal Family wasn't allowed to play Monopoly because of how vicious the competition gets. 

Rule #9 - You cannot eat shellfish.

This is because of a common royal fear of getting food poisoning. Their schedules are too busy to be held back by food poisoning!

Rule #10 - You give up any career you might have had before becoming a princess.

Being a princess is a full-time job. 

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