prince william and kate middleton Ten Things Princess To Be Kate Middleton Cant Do After Marrying Into The Royal Family

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Sure, becoming a princess is a fantasy of many young girls, and for the ‘commoner’ Kate Middleton, it’s becoming reality next week once she marries her Prince William. But marrying a prince charming does come with a price for Kate (or Catherine once she marries into the Royal Family.), the rules and etiquette for a princess can be quite demanding, especially in the modern age.

Once Kate marries her Prince, she’ll no longer be able to the normal things that everyday people are accustomed to, but instead have to adopt the proper rules followed by the Royal Family. Here are ten things Kate won’t be able to take part in once she marries William!

1. Be called “Kate” : Her well-known nickname will no longer suit the high style of Westminster. After she’s married, ‘Kate’ will turn into ‘Catherine’ or ‘Ma’am’ and her official royal title will become ‘Her Royal Highness the Princess William of Wales.’

2. Vote: The Royal Family is technically allowed to vote, but don’t participate because it would be considered unconstitutional. This keeps up with the Royal Family’s  public role, which is based on identifying with every section of society, including minorities and special interest groups.

3. Run for political office:  For the same reasons as above.

4. Escape public scrutiny: The British Monarchy is under the watchful eye of the media 24/7, and already under the spotlight for the past nine years, Kate has already dealt with media criticism for insignificant issues like being a ‘commoner,’ not being outgoing enough, and being an outrageous social climber. Once she’s crowned as princess, the criticism and scrutiny will only increase.

5. Say or do anything controversial: Already she’s not one to stir up much controversy besides walking down the runway in a see-through dress in college, but doing anything that could cause an uproar is definitely out of the question once she’s princess.

6. Play Monopoly: Believe it or not, Prince Andre Duke of York outlawed playing Monopoly with the Royal Family at home in 2008, “because it gets too vicious.” Kate will never know what it’s like to collect $200 when passing ‘Go’ with the Queen and Royal Family.

7. Eat shellfish: Another odd limitation for Kate once she marries, but British Royals avoid eating shellfish because of the fear of food poisoning.

8. Finish her dinner: When dining at the table with the Queen, royals stop eating when the Queen stops eating, no matter how hungry you are.

9. Work: Although she graduated with a History of Art degree, Kate isn’t expected to hold a job once she marries into the Royal Family. Royals have a history of failed careers including Prince Charles’ working part-time in a factory. Besides, being a princess is a full-time job anyways.

10. Sign anything unofficial: If Prince William becomes king, Kate will become a counselor of state and might have to sign government papers and bring legislation into force in her husband’s place.

Comments (4)
  1. Mia says:

    I just wish Princess Diana was here to see her boys grow into fine young, strong and handsome men. I wish Prince William and his beautiful wife to be much happiness!

  2. Sir Stuart says:

    Thank goodness for my rich British heritage. This is what made Britain into an Empire and shame on Harold Wilson and all lose non-Royalists that distroyed such a great Empire and turned it into the shambles that it is.

  3. joanne says:

    Funny that they had shellfish at the evening reception. Are they already breaking with tradition???? Good for them.

  4. Emma says:

    Not sure if I would really want to be royalty. A life of high sophistication and class would be a bit too much for me I think. I’m at my happiest in front of this computer.

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