According to psychologists, disciplining children is absolutely necessary; thus, they are more likely to have better social skills, friends, self-confidence, and independence. However, when it comes to the royal family, the rules (explicit and unspoken) seem to govern every move of family members, including children.
We were curious about the traditions that surround these little ones before and after their birth, and here we have our strange findings.
1. The royal debuts take place shortly after birth.
People see babies hours after they are born. And the mother, too, needs to look good: post-labor recovery is no excuse to appear to the press. Kate Middleton, for example, wore makeup and high heels when Prince George made her 2013 debut.
The dresses matter too – Kate’s polka dot dress seems to be a tribute to Princess Diana’s appearance after she gave life to Prince William.
The other important aspect here is that royal mothers do not have a wide variety of shoes to choose from. They usually always wear tight shoes, even if their legs and ankles are swollen after giving birth.
2. Baby waiters do not exist.
Although there is no direct rule for holding baby waiting parties, experts say the British royal family still sees them as an “American invention” despite this tradition becoming increasingly popular in the UK. But don’t worry, there’s no shortage of gifts for royal dolls. For example, Princess Sarolta of Cambridge received a gift from 64 different countries for her first birthday.
3. Many midwives help with childbirth.
The tradition of assisting midwives in childbirth can be traced back to the seventeenth century when only women were allowed to stay in the room. Nowadays, male doctors are no longer stigmatized. Overall, the team of different healthcare professionals is impressive: sometimes more than 20 people take part.
4. The sex of the baby should be kept secret.
Usually, the royal family keeps the gender of the baby secret as well as the exact date of birth (an exception to this when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced in an interview that they were expecting a baby girl). However, the general public becomes aware of the mother’s state of health. Kate Middleton’s official announcement about her pregnancy, for example, mentioned morning sickness.
5. The choice of names is limited.
It is customary in the British royal family to choose the names of newborns based on their own family tree, without being too creative. However, if a child is far enough in the line of inheritance, parents have more freedom. It is also worth noting that the members of the royal family use the official version of each other’s names when they appear in public; Prince William, for example, calls Kate Middleton Catherine.
6. An official notice is issued after the birth of a new member of the royal family.
Once a baby is born, Buckingham Palace will post an official statement signed by palace doctors on a special stand and there will be a city exclamation point that will tell the people the details. What’s more, famous sights like the London Eye, Tower Bridge and more. they glow in blue (if a boy is born) or pink (if a girl) light.
7. The cannons will fire.
In London, every prince or princess is born with a tradition of shooting. When Princess Sarolta, for example, was born, 41 cannon shots were fired at Hyde Park and 13 cannons were saluted. Soldiers also fired shots at Cardiff, Hillsborough and Edinburgh castles.
8. Royal children need to follow a plethora of rules and protocols.
Every member of the ruling British family must follow a number of rules and protocols, and children are no exception. Thus, they have to attend a number of events, including royal weddings, the annual Trooping the Color ceremony, their grandmother’s birthday celebration and many more. If II. We are with Queen Elizabeth, even the youngest members of the family “bow” to her until they are 5 years old…
9. There are many godparents, but they cannot be from the immediate family.
The rules are simple: first, godparents cannot be direct family members; second, the more people, the better (it seems)! While most people have only 2 godparents, Prince George 7, Princess Sarolta 5, and Prince Louis 6 (as does his father, pictured above). It is assumed that due to the complexity of their highly publicized lives, royal children need extra guidance.
10. Royal babies receive special blankets.
When it comes to royal dolls, even the smallest details are important. For example, the wool blankets that kids wrap in when they introduce themselves are made by an English company, GHHurt & Son, which has been making luxury knitted lace shawls for more than 100 years.