The Queens strict dinner rule that George, Charlotte and Louis can never break

The Queenhas many rules around dining that are not to be broken by anyone.

Her Majesty, 96, has many regulations that are not to be broken and as head of her familyshe eats what she wants including afternoon tea everydayand a traditional French menu.

She also has her own set of rules at her dining table that she enforces for her grandchildren and great grandchildren, includingPrince George,Prince LouisandPrincess Charlotte.

The three young royals – and their relatives – are not allowed to use mobile phones at the dining table. But, that’s not the only rule she has in place and one dates back to her great grandfather’s era.

One tradition has been carried on from the reign of King Edward VII and links to an item of cutlery that you will never see on a royal table.

When it comes to using the cutlery at a formal dinner party, the rule is normally start from the outside and work your way in.

The revelation was made by Thomas Blaikie in his book 'What A Thing To Say To The Queen'.

He wrote: "There have been no fish knives in royal palaces since Edward VII denounced them as 'very common'."

Removing an item of cutlery because of its "common" associations isn't the only thing banned from royal circles.


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The Queen and her family also have several words they do not use and instead replace them with far posher counterparts. So you will never catch the Queen on her way to the 'toilet', she would be going to the 'loo' or 'lavatory'.

While you will never hear The Queen utter those words, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' nanny is also barred from saying one word in particular as it is thought to be "disrespectful".

Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo has been the nanny to the Cambridge children since each of them were small, having started working for the family eight years ago when Prince George was a few months old in 2014.

Author of ‘Nanny in a Book’, Louise Heren previously spoke toThe Mirrorand explained which word can never be used, she revealed: "The word kid is banned. It's a mark of respect for the children as individuals."

She said: "Given what we have seen of Catherine when she is out in public, she's very hands-on. I imagine her relationship with Maria is very close and they collaborate greatly on the care of the children. I've spoken to nannies who have worked with other royal families and life is pretty normal.

"You get up, have breakfast, you go to school and you wear your school uniform whether you like it or not. It would be quite like the average British school child."


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