“Today I am proud to name him Prince of Wales, Tywyson Cymru, the country whose title I have been greatly privileged to bear for much of my life and duty. With Catherine by her side, our new Prince and Princess of Wales, I know, will continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the center of the field where vital help can be delivered,” he noted.
With the granting of the position, Kate Middleton will not only take on various royal duties to support King Charles III, she will also have to follow rules that prevent her from carrying out a long list of activities; we tell you
It is forbidden to give autographs
After giving the “yes, I do” with William in a beautiful ceremony, Middleton’s popularity has increased over the years, to the point that, on several occasions, his followers request ‘selfies’ and autographs.
However, it is something that is not allowed for the royal family, this because, as pointed out by the magazine ‘Who’ in an article published on August 15, 2017, they run the risk of someone forging their signature.
When a fan makes this request, the ‘royals’ cordially respond “Sorry, I’m not allowed to do that.”
Unlike various personalities, who pose with their admirers for fun ‘selfies’, the new Prince and Princess of Wales prefer not to, at least that’s what Greg Agnew (a royal admirer) commented in an interview for ‘Insider’, retaken by ‘Elle’ magazine on May 13, 2022.
“The only thing they talked about a lot was that they wouldn’t take selfies, and the reason was that they didn’t want people to turn their backs on the royal family and the queen. And that was very important to them,” the man said after attending a meeting at Buckingham Palace.
Nail polish should not be in strong shades
Another rule that the princess must follow as a member of the British royal family is to take care of the color of her enamel. Although she can choose between light shades like ‘nude’, salmon, beige or soft pink, she should not wear a bright color.
During a chat with the ‘Daily Mail’ on April 29, 2011, Marina Sandoval, now Queen Consort Camilla’s manicurist, pointed out that she mixed two nail polishes to achieve the perfect shade for Kate’s nails during her wedding.
“Catherine wanted something very natural and I felt these matched her skin color beautifully. She wanted something off-white and bridal so these were absolutely perfect,” she commented.
This rule also applies to the clothes you wear. On more than one occasion, Middleton has shown to have an elegant style, which she shows off with beautiful looks; however, she cannot wear bright colors and black is used when it comes to situations where mourning is necessary.
Therefore, in case of a trip, the royal family must carry a black outfit in their suitcase.
Public displays of affection are not allowed
According to an article published in ‘Vogue’ magazine on May 5, 2021, the British royal family cannot show affection, such as kisses or hugs, in public. For this reason, the paparazzi cameras have only caught Catherine and William very smiling next to each other, but never touching.
What gifts can Kate Middleton accept?
In addition to being extremely careful with the gifts offered to her, the Princess of Wales has a list of gifts that she can receive from the British people and their followers.
According to the ‘Gift Policy’ published on the official website of Buckingham Palace on September 5, 2003, both Kate and the other members of the royal family:
“No gifts, including hospitality or services, should be accepted that may or may appear to place the royal family member under any obligation to the donor.”
The dress code for the Princess of Wales
Among the various protocols that Catherine must follow are those that govern her dress. For example, her skirt or dress length must be at or below the knee, if possible, and mini skirts are prohibited.
In this sense, Middleton can not use pronounced necklines, on the contrary, they must be discreet and elegant. Proof of this is the beautiful confection that he wore during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
Likewise, Kate Middleton cannot expose her legs, so when she wears a skirt or dress, she must use ‘nude’ color stockings and without shiny touches.
No potatoes or carbohydrates at night
The royal chef, who worked alongside the queen from 1982 to 1993, admitted in an interview for ‘The Telegraph’ newspaper, picked up by ‘Express’ on October 10, 2021, that Kate cannot eat potatoes during dinner no carbohydrates.
“There are no potatoes, rice or pasta for dinner,” the royal expert clarified.
On the other hand, shellfish are not a common ingredient in the family kitchen, as they could cause illness or poisoning.
Can the Princess of Wales vote?
There are some rules that royalty must follow when it comes to exercising the right to vote. According to ‘BBC News’, in an article published on May 5, 2015, it is considered “highly unconstitutional” for the monarch in power to vote.
The same applies, according to the previously cited medium, for the sovereign’s family.
Tell us, did you know the extensive list of prohibitions that Kate Middleton has to be part of royalty? Did you know the reasons why the new Princess of Wales can’t do these things?