Becoming part of a new family after marrying your spouse can be daunting for anyone, but likely not as nerve-wracking as joining the ranks of the royal family. Kate Middleton learned that when she became the Duchess of Cambridge after marrying Prince William back in 2011.
On top of all the protocols, rituals, and rules that go along with the lavish ceremony, she also had to quickly pick up on the proper vocabulary for her new lofty title. Kate Fox, social anthropologist and author, revealed just how tricky it can be to learn the correct terminology in her book,Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behavior.
Ican’t imagine being told I couldn’t say something as simple as “toilet” or “patio,” but I guess it’s a small price to payfor becoming royalty!And you can’t denythat the pet names the royal family sticks to for their parents arepretty darn adorable.
Did you realize there were this many restrictions on the words royal family members shouldn’t be saying?
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[H/T: Daily Mail]