The Royal family of England has always been in the centre of attention. From Diana’s and Charles’ and Kate Middleton’s and William’s weddings to Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry’s engagement and forthcoming wedding, English royals have been appearing on our daily feedback for a long time now. We see and admire the way they dress and we try to find the brands they wore and how much they cost. It’s our human curiosity calling to see what royals wear and should wear on different occasions. Well, today you will learn a lot about the dress code protocol of royal women and why the Queen dresses the way she does.
1. Colorful nail polish is not allowed
If you think about it carefully, we’ve never seen any royal with bright red nails. This is because they can paint their nails only in ‘quiet’ shades, with the most common being the nude and beige colors.
2. Tiaras are not worn by just anyone
Tiaras are worn on a future princesse’s wedding for the first time. Married women can only wear them and in special occasions only.
3. The Queen’s handbags send signals
The Queen uses her handbag to send signals. When she is dining and puts her bag on the table, it means that she is ready to leave. Also, when she is having a conversation and switches her purse to the other hand, it means that she would like to wrap it up.
4. The Queen wears bright colors for a special reason
The Queen needs to wear bright colors, not because she likes them, but because she has to stand out so that people can notice her in the crowd.
5. Wearing hats is an old tradition
The Queen always covers her hair with a hat or alternatively a scarf or a crown. The reason goes way back, when it was not a nice thing for women to show their hair in public.
6. Royals should always pack a black ensemble with them
Royals should travel with a black ensemble in their suitcase in case a member of the family dies. This way they will already be dressed appropriately when they arrive back to England.
7. It’s a tradition for young boys to be dressed in shorts
Prince George always wears shorts in public, simply because that’s a long kept tradition. Trousers and long pants are only work by older boys and grown men.
8. Royal women are HIGHLY suggested, although not required to wear pantyhose
Meghan Markle broke her first royal protocol in her very first public appearance as a future royal by not wearing pantyhose. It is not an official rule, but the Queen highly suggests it and both Kate Middleton and Princess Diana followed it.
Although, many women dream of becoming royals, they should know that this place comes with too many responsibilities and rules. It is a strict role to have and if you have a problem with following rules you better stay away from it.