Rules The Royal Staff Have To Follow

By molly atherton 4 months ago
Step into the fascinating world behind the palace walls, where tiaras gleam, tea is a royal affair, and the staff's dance with protocol is as precise as a minuet. Unveiling the veiled, 'Rules The Royal Staff Have to Follow' offers a peek into the extraordinary codes of conduct, the whispers of etiquette, and the intricate choreography that keeps the regal machinery running. From silver polish to curtsies, join us as we unravel the majestic mandates.

1. Don't talk about any personal opinions

Absolutely, within the intricate tapestry of royal decorum, the cardinal rule for members of the esteemed royal staff is an unwavering commitment to the art of neutrality. Silence is a crown jewel when it comes to personal opinions, especially on the tempestuous terrain of politics.
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One of the most strict rules, when you're a member of the royal staff, is NEVER to convey your opinions. You should remain unbiased at all times. Particularly on matters such as politics. It's essential to always appear impartial at all times.Original content sourced from

2. Always address the Royals with their formal title

Within the hallowed halls of the royal domain, the lexicon is adorned with an air of reverence and formality, where the titles of royalty are not mere appellations but jewels in the crown of protocol. For those who serve, the cardinal decree echoes: abbreviations and informalities are banished.
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When you are a member of the royal staff you can't shorten titles, you should always use the full and formal title of whichever royal family member it is that you are addressing. This is a sign of respect and it shows professionalism at all times, staff cannot become too familiar with the royal family.

3. NEVER talk about what happens in the royal family

Within the sanctified confines of the royal echelons, discretion is not merely a virtue but an unyielding commandment etched in the annals of loyalty. The hallowed corridors of palatial secrecy demand an oath of silence so resolute that it eclipses the allure of whispers, no matter how beguiling they may be.
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What happens in the royal family, stays in the royal family. Or so it should. Probbaly THE most important rule that royal staff must follow is to never divulge any information about the royal family to the outside (especially the press!), no matter how big or small the information may seem.

4. Royal cleaners can't use a vacuum

In the elegant choreography of maintaining the royal abode, an extraordinary decree unfolds—a symphony of whispers that dictates the method by which cleanliness meets majesty. Within the opulent halls, the cacophony of a vacuum's hum is deemed an unwelcome intrusion, an affront to the serenity that envelops the regal domain.
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So here's an unusual rule that the royal family's staff must follow. They are not supposed to vacuum the palace. Instead, they must sweep the floors and the carpets. Vacuums are considered too loud and unpleasant to be heard by royal ears and so a sweeping brush must be used instead.

5.  Don't walk through the centre of the carpet

In the hallowed expanse of the royal abode, where opulence intertwines with tradition, an unexpected protocol dictates the choreography of footsteps upon the regal carpets. These woven masterpieces, adorned with richness and history, are not merely floor coverings but repositories of elegance and heritage.
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Another rule that you'd never have guessed is that the staff cannot walk directly through the middle of the carpet. This is because the royal carpets are extremely expensive and the heavy foot traffic can wear the carpet threads. Staff must walk along the sides of the carpet whilst the centre pathway is reserved for the royals.

6. Check the tea with a thermometer before serving

In the meticulous realm of royal preferences, an unexpected facet emerges in the ethereal dance of temperature and taste: the thermometer's role transcends mere safety checks. Nestled within the ceremonial teatime rituals of the regal household, King Charles, a connoisseur of nuanced flavors, orchestrates a delicate symphony of temperatures that dance upon the surface of his preferred brews.
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This rule in particular is one that King Charles insists upon. The thermometer isn't only there to check the tea is at a safe temperature to serve and drink but it's also to do with personal preference. King Charles likes his English breakfast tea to be served slightly cooler than his green tea.

7. Be discreet at all times

In the grand theater of royal life, the unspoken script for the members of the palace staff unfolds in whispers, cloaked in the art of invisibility. To serve in the regal household is to embody the ethereal presence that flits seamlessly within the opulent tapestry of aristocracy, veiled in the delicate shroud of discretion.
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A servant essentially should be as discreet as possible - neither seen nor heard. They should not do anything to attract attention at all. In fact, the rule is that the staff of the royal family should be practically as invisible as they possibly can.

8. Royal nannies are not allowed to use certain words

In the cherished halls where the laughter of royal children echoes, a silent lexicon governs the tender nurturing bestowed upon them. Within this sanctified realm, the royal nursery is a sanctuary cocooned in tradition and decorum, where the vocabulary echoes not just affection but also obeisance to centuries of regal upbringing.
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Of course, when it comes to the upbringing of the royal children there are strict guidelines to follow. So strict, that certain words are banned from being said by the royal nannies. For example one of these words is 'kids', the royal children must never ben referred to as kids, only children. And even more preferably, just by their names.

9. Stand for hours, but DON'T fidget

Amidst the grandeur of the royal court, where every gesture is choreographed and every movement scripted with meticulous precision, the royal staff embody a portrait of unyielding stillness. Their poise, a testament to unwavering discipline and the artistry of self-control, transforms them into statuesque guardians of regal decorum.
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Have you ever noticed the royal staff standing, shifting in their feet or fidgeting? No. And, that's for a reason, because it would hardly scream professionalism. The royal staff must stand extremely still, even for hours on end without fidgeting at all.

10. Never turn your back to a royal

In the elegant choreography of royal protocol, the position of the royal staff is akin to a dance, where every movement is measured and every step a delicate homage to reverence. Among the symphony of mandates that weave the fabric of royal etiquette, the cardinal rule stands tall—an unspoken decree that turning one's back on royalty is to cast a shadow upon the exalted presence of the crown.
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As a member of the royal's staff, you must never turn your back on a royal. It is considered the height of rudeness and is thought to show disrespect to the royal. The staff must wait until the royal member has turned, or must walk backward slightly to adjust their position.

11. Don't wear a strong scent

In the fragrant tapestry of royal service, an unexpected decree weaves its way into the olfactory nuances of the palace—a mandate that envelops the royal staff in an invisible veil of discretion. The admonition against potent perfumes and overpowering aftershaves isn't just a whim but a poignant homage to the refined sensibilities that govern the regal household.
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Another rule you may never have thought of is that royal staff should never wear a strong scented perfume or aftershave. In fact, this rule was particularly instilled by the late Queen's husband, The Duke Of Edinburgh who was extremely disgruntled when his footman was wearing a strong aftershave.

12. Royal cooks have to avoid cooking with certain ingredients

The royal kitchen, a sanctum where culinary excellence intertwines with stringent guidelines, is a theater where the orchestra of flavors is conducted with the finesse of a maestro. Yet, within this gilded realm of gastronomy, an unwritten decree looms large—a symphony of forbidden ingredients and cautious exclusions that elevate the culinary arts to the pedestal of regal discretion.
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Imagine the pressure of cooking for the royal family. Especially when there is a list of things you must never serve to a royal. And, they each have their own preferences on ingredients they do not want to be served. For example, The late Queen despised garlic and banned garlic from the kitchen. And, shellfish is not allowed for the royals in case they get sick.

13. Never say 'dinner is ready'

Within the intricate mosaic of royal protocol, even the nuances of announcing a meal unfurl like a delicate tapestry of respect and tradition. The gentlest breeze of impropriety can stir the waters of royal etiquette, as former royal butler Paul Kidd discovered in a moment that echoed through the halls of Buckingham Palace.
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Paul Kidd a former royal butler learned this the hard way when he irritated the late Queen by announcing 'Your majesty, dinner is ready'. Queen Elizabeth was apparently not happy as what should be said is 'your majesty, dinner is served', which sounds more formal.

14. Royal stylists must be ready for every eventuality, including death

The role of a royal stylist unfurls as a tapestry of preparedness and foresight, where the art of dressing transcends mere fashion and veers into the realm of strategic readiness. Within the curated closets that adorn the regal chambers lies a secret repository—a black ensemble meticulously folded, waiting in anticipation for an unforeseen decree of mourning.
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The job of a royal stylist is very difficult as they have to be prepared for all different kinds of events. In fact, they must ensure that a black outfit is packed whenever a royal family member travels in case somebody dies and the royal family has to dress in mourning clothes.

15. Treat the royal dogs like royalty

Within the cloistered world of royal pets, the regimen of care extends beyond the opulent chambers and immaculate gardens, spiraling into a realm where the culinary indulgence of royal canines takes center stage. For the four-legged companions of the royal household, the repast is not just sustenance; it's a culinary symphony crafted with the finest cuts and the freshest catches.
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There's absolutely no dry or tinned dog food for the royal dogs. Oh no, they are served a freshly cooked meal of rabbit, beef, lamb, or game that has been freshly caught. Not only that, staff must treat them like a royal family member and tend to their every need.

16. Prepare and store the food very particularly

In the meticulous tapestry of royal dining, the mandate for food preparation and storage becomes a symphony of caution and freshness—an unyielding dedication to safeguarding both health and culinary excellence within the regal household.
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There are very particular rules on how to prepare the food and how to store it. One of the reasons for this is to ensure that the food is as safe as possible to avoid the royals getting sick. Another is to ensure that it is as fresh as possible. For example, the royal family prefers their cereal is kept in an air tight tupperware to keep it fresh.

17. Always be professional

In the exalted realm of royal service, the cloak of professionalism becomes a sacred vestment—an unwavering mantle that drapes the shoulders of the staff, demanding steadfast commitment and unblemished comportment regardless of personal circumstances.
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Now this goes without saying, but the royal staff have to be professional at all times. Unlike some jobs, they are not allowed to have an off moment or a bad day where their professionalism may slip slightly. They must act the same each and every day no matter how they are feeling.

18. Don't use an electronic device whilst on duty

In the rarefied atmosphere of royal service, the notion of electronic devices in the hands of the staff becomes an inconceivable breach—a transgression against the sanctity of decorum and undivided attention. The very idea of a staff member surreptitiously scrolling through social media amidst the regal ambiance is anathema, a discordant note amidst the symphony of professionalism.
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Picturing a royal staff member with a mobile in hand scrolling Instagram sounds completely unthinkable. And for this, the staff would most probably lose their job. The staff are not allowed on any electronic device whilst they are on duty as it is considered completely improper and unprofessional.

19. Always have the correct uniform for the occasion

In the realm of royal service, the wardrobe of the staff becomes a veritable canvas, adorned with attire meticulously tailored to the nuances of each regal occasion. The art of donning the correct uniform isn't merely a matter of attire; it's a subtle language that communicates the solemnity or the festivity of the event.
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The staff must make sure that they have the correct uniform on for each occasion. And, uniforms change with each occasion so this is quite a feat in itself. For example, nannies on formal events have to wear a tan dress and white gloves which is different to what a nanny is supposed to wear on a usual day in the palace.

20. Peel the horses carrots to the exact length

In the illustrious stables where regal equines tread, the care for these noble steeds extends to a minute detail that speaks volumes of both safety and reverence—the preparation of carrots tailored to finger-length proportions. This seemingly excessive decree finds its roots not just in the pampering of the horses but in safeguarding the esteemed members of the royal family.
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If there is a rule that sounds excessive, this may be it. The royal horses of course, are treated as an extension of the royal family. And, their carrots have to all be prepared at finger length. The staff must also peel the carrots. The size of the carrots is partly to prevent the royal family from being bitten if they feed the horses.

21. Stand up when a royal enters the room

In the regal choreography of etiquette, the act of rising becomes a reverent symphony that echoes through the hallowed chambers. For the members of the royal staff, this unspoken decree manifests as an instinct—a reflexive gesture that honors the esteemed presence of royalty.
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All royal staff must stand up when a royal member walks into the room. It does not matter which member of the royal family it is, or if they are walking in and out of a room multiple times. It is considered a sign of respect to the royals that the staff must get to their feet.

22. Hold the ashtray for hours

Within the elaborate tableau of royal events, even the minutest of details are choreographed with precision. The unspoken chore of holding an ashtray for a royal member during moments of respite becomes an emblem of service, a silent dedication that weaves itself into the fabric of royal etiquette.
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At any kind of royal family event if there is a royal member smoking, a member of staff must stand to the side of them holding an ashtray. Peter Russell who is a former royal servant revealed that he would be stood for hours on end holding the ashtray for Princess Margaret so that she did not have to move to flick her cigarette.

23. No loud noises before 10 am

The serene corridors of the royal palace resonate with a hushed reverence, embodying an unspoken decree that upholds the sanctity of the morning hours. The mandate against disruptive or raucous noises before 10 am isn't just a rule; it's a covenant that embraces the delicate balance between duty and respect for the royal routine.
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Now this sounds like a rule that we can get behind. There is a strict rule that there is no loud noises or unpleasant noises in the palace before 10 am. This means that if certain things have to be done, they must be done a different way or they must wait until after 10 am so that they do not disturb the royal's morning routine.

24. ALWAYS look clean

Absolutely, the appearance of the royal staff stands as a silent ambassadorship—an embodiment of the dignity and poise that resonate through the corridors of regal responsibility. The mandate for impeccable grooming isn't merely a guideline; it's a visual commitment to the standards of excellence that define the royal household.
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If you are a member of the royal staff you MUST look clean at all times. At the end of the say, the staff represent the royal family in a way and they must look pristine without fail. There are changed of uniform available so that of one gets stained or dirty in any way the staff must change immediately.

25. Do not initiate physical contact with a member of the royal family

In the silent ballet of royal protocol, the sanctity of personal space emerges as an unspoken doctrine—a boundary that defines the interactions between the esteemed members of the royal family and their devoted staff. The mandate against initiating contact underscores a reverence for boundaries and an adherence to the hierarchy inherent in royal etiquette.
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A member of the royal staff must not touch or initiate contact with a member of the royal family. If it is necessary to do so for example, a clothing fitting, then the royal family member must give their consent before the staff can touch them. On no occasion could a member of staff reach out first for a hand shake for example.

26. Always be early and NEVER late

Punctuality within the royal household is not merely a suggestion; it's an unwavering commandment etched into the fabric of royal service. For the staff, the mantra is not just to arrive on time but to transcend punctuality, arriving early to ensure every detail aligns seamlessly before the first regal step is taken.
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On no occasion must a member of the royal staff ever be late. Lateness is something that is considered totally unacceptable within the rules of the royal family staff protocol. The staff must always be early for their work, so that they are punctual to start on time and ensure everything is in order.

27. Always appear composed and never show signs of distress

Maintaining an unwavering facade of composure and dignity is more than a mere guideline for the royal staff—it's an unspoken mandate that embroiders the fabric of their service with an aura of regal grace. Regardless of personal circumstances or fatigue, the staff's demeanor stands as a testament to their commitment to upholding the nobility and decorum within the regal sphere.
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When you see the royal staff they always look completely composed. This is a strict rule that they must follow. No matter how they are feeling, or whether they are tired, they must always remain composed and look completely dignified, and never show any kind of discomfort or distress.

28. Follow every single guideline strictly

Indeed, within the intricate tapestry of royal protocol, every guideline stands as an immutable pillar, each as crucial as the next. The weight of adherence isn't just a matter of discretion; it's an unwavering commitment that defines the very fabric of royal service.
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Without a doubt, every single guideline has to be followed. There are no 'optional' guidelines and if a staff member doesn't follow just one or two there could be serious repercussions. Each guideline is very important and despite how many there are, these can never be missed.

29. Keep up with continuous training programmes

The evolution of rules and safety procedures within the royal household echoes the shifting tides of the world. As new challenges emerge and technologies advance, the protocols governing the safety and service of the royal family evolve in tandem.
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Rules around the royal family constantly change, as do safety procedures. As the world changes, so do the rules. And so staff have to keep up with continuous training programs. If the staff does not continue to train, they are not considered fit to serve the royal family.

30. Always follow the safety procedures

The mantle of safety enveloping the royal household isn’t just a single shield; it’s an intricate tapestry woven from a myriad of meticulous safety procedures. Each guideline, whether it involves the meticulous preparation of food, the handling of vehicles, or the protocols for escorting royal members, stands as a sentinel to ensure the well-being and security of both the esteemed royals and the dedicated staff.
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Safety procedures are there to protect both staff and the royal family. If there is a rule that is considered one of the most important it is this. Because there are thousands of safety procedures to follow, from food preparation, to vehicle handling, to escorting royal members, this is quite a hard task.

31. Special uniforms for special occasions

The dress code for the royal staff serves as a dynamic tapestry, ever-changing and meticulously tailored to suit the nuances of each occasion and the diverse roles within the royal household. The attire of the staff isn’t merely a uniform; it’s a language.
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It's no surprise that royal staff have strict dress codes, but it all depends on the occasion and what's going on. There will be different rules for different uniforms, and how staff need to dress for certain royal events. Their uniforms will change all the time depending on their job and the location.

32. There's even a map for how to place tea trays!

The table map for each royal member isn't just a random arrangement; it's a meticulously crafted orchestration of their preferences and habits, ensuring that every detail aligns seamlessly with their individual tastes.
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We know there are certain 'etiquette' rules about setting a table the right way, but surprisingly there's a specific 'table map' for where items should be placed for each royal family member! For example, Prince Philip required his oat cakes to be next to the honey.

33. Take on board a royal's food preferences

Within the culinary domain of the royal household, even the most specific preferences are catered to with unwavering precision. The dietary requests and idiosyncrasies of the royal family members become more than mere whims; they become the compass guiding the culinary orchestration within the palace walls.
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Just like everyone else, royals have their own food preferences, intolerances and allergies - and the royal staff not only need to be aware of that, but make sure they're serving exactly what the royal family wants. Princess Anne requests specifically black bananas!

34. Coffee has to be poured from a silver jug

The regal affinity for coffee, while not as famously proclaimed as their love for tea, is still indulged in with the same meticulous attention to detail within the confines of the royal palace. The preference for serving coffee from a silver jug, rather than a conventional coffee pot, reflects the opulence and tradition that pervade the royal household.
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The royal family - and indeed the British! - are known for their love of tea, but they're partial to coffee, too. If the royal family was to drink coffee, it would have to be served from a silver jug rather than any regular coffee pot. Makes sense when you're in a palace!

35. The Queen's cereal had to be kept in Tupperware

Even within the realm of royal preferences, practicality sometimes reigns supreme. The late Queen Elizabeth II's request for her cereal to be stored in plastic Tupperware rather than ornate containers exemplifies this intersection of simplicity and functionality within the regal domain.
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This one might sound strange based on the amount of silverware rules there are in the palace, but the late Queen Elizabeth II apparently requested for her cereal to be kept in plastic Tupperware rather than anything fancy - she thought it kept it fresher for longer!

36. Squeeze out toothpaste ready onto the toothbrush

While the intricacies of royal service are often veiled in discretion, tales of specific preferences, especially those attributed to Prince Charles before his ascension to the throne, often surface. The notion that his servants handled even the application of toothpaste onto his brush adds a layer of detail to the meticulous care that envelops the royal household.
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This one pertains to one royal in particular - Prince Charles, and now King Charles. When he was still a prince, it's claimed that his servants had to do pretty much everything for him, including applying the toothpaste onto the brush ready for him. We don't know if that would have changed since becoming king - or maybe now they need to actually brush for him!

37. Nannies have to be trained in a lot more

The role of a nanny within the royal household extends far beyond traditional childcare duties. While their primary responsibility revolves around the care and upbringing of the royal children, they are also entrusted with ensuring the safety and security of these young members of the royal family.
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You might think being a qualified and trained nanny is enough to fill the role of... well, a nanny, but apparently not for the royals! Because nannies are protecting royalty, they also have to be trained in things like cyber security and defensive driving, so there's a protective element, too.

38. Sometimes they don't have to wear the uniform if they don't want to draw attention

The traditional Mary Poppins-esque uniform worn by royal nannies often serves as a visual marker, signifying their esteemed role within the royal household. However, there are instances where discretion and maintaining a low profile take precedence over the adherence to a uniform.
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It's true that the royal nannies have that very Mary Poppins-looking uniform that they have to wear whilst on duty, but sometimes they don't have to wear a uniform at all. This can be in situations where they don't want to draw attention to the fact they're escorting royal children!

39. When the king or queen stands, everyone stands

Within the regal protocol, the act of standing or sitting within the presence of the monarch embodies a silent choreography—a dance of respect and protocol that governs the interactions within the royal sphere. When the monarch stands or sits, it triggers a chain reaction.
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This one not only refers to staff, but anyone in the ruling monarch's presence. When the Queen stood (or the now King stands) everyone must follow suit, and can't sit down until they sit down. Royal staff are standing the majority of the time anyway, but this is an important rule.

40. The corgis had their very own butlers

The late Queen's love for her furry companions extended far beyond mere affection; it encompassed a level of care and service fit for royalty. Her beloved dogs were not just pets; they were esteemed members of the royal household, receiving the same level of attention and luxury as any other esteemed guest.
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The late queen's dogs were treated like royalty, but so much so that they actually had their own personal butlers to tend to their every need. The dogs' food bowls would be hand-delivered by these butlers, and they of course didn't have any old dog bowl - they were porcelain, of course!

41. There are certain foods the royal chefs can't make

The royal family's gastronomic preferences are catered to with meticulous attention. While they have the freedom to request their desired meals, certain stringent rules govern the royal menu beyond individual preferences. One primary consideration involves ingredients or dishes that pose a potential health risk.
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The royal family have the right to ask for whatever food they're in the mood for, of course. One of the main stipulations is just things that the royal members might not like to eat, but there are other things banned from the menu, such as food risky to cook if it could cause food poisoning.

42. King Charles likes one particular type of egg

King Charles's penchant for soft-boiled eggs prepared to perfection aligns with his personal preferences and routines, embodying a delightful culinary ritual that holds significance within the royal household. The specific timing—after returning from a hunting excursion—adds a layer of tradition.
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King Charles is a huge fan of soft boiled eggs, but he also likes them at a particular time of day - after he's got back from hunting and paired with whiskey! And this was before he came King, so we imagine it's even more important now to get those eggs boiled just right.

43. And they have to keep making eggs if they don't know what time he'll be ready

The unpredictability of King Charles's return post-hunting poses a unique challenge within the royal kitchen. To ensure that his beloved soft-boiled eggs are ready and waiting upon his arrival, the staff adheres to a meticulously timed ritual, combining precision with anticipation.
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The trouble with this being King Charles favorite post-hunting snack is that the royal servants don't exactly know what time he's going to be back. The rule they have to follow is to just continuously make eggs until he arrives back, starting around 30 minutes before he's due back and then every few minutes until he gets home to eat!

44. Lots of food gets wasted

The commitment to maintaining royal protocol often entails a delicate balance between tradition, anticipation, and, in this case, a potential resource inefficiency. The absence of modern communication tools like text messages, which could streamline the process, highlights the adherence to traditional protocols within the royal household.
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As you can imagine, this means a lot of food and eggs wasted. You'd think he'd just send a text when he's on his way back, but apparently that's not royal protocol. So if he's running an hour later after he's due back, you can imagine how much time (and eggs) that's wasted!

45. They can't be seen or heard

The essence of impeccable service within the royal household transcends mere tasks; it embodies a delicate balance between being present and yet seamlessly invisible. The ideal royal servant is one who executes their duties with such finesse and discretion.
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We've already mentioned about not being able to use a vacuum cleaner because it's so loud, but apparently the idea of noise extends to more than that. Servants have to not be seen and not be heard - in fact, the basis of 'who's the best at being a servant' can be decided with this!

46. They have to keep the scandalous secrets

The role of a royal staff member extends far beyond mere task execution; it entails a commitment to discretion and confidentiality that's paramount in preserving the integrity and privacy of the royal family. The inner workings of the royal household often intersect with public scrutiny.
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Being part of royal staff definitely means you're going to be party to a little drama or two - think about all the royal scandals we hear in the news, after all! Part of your job as a royal staff member is to keep quiet and keep a secret when you're supposed to! You can't pay attention to the scandals.

47. A lot of staff members aren't allowed to leave

The role of certain royal staff members, particularly royal nannies, often extends beyond the conventional work hours. Their responsibilities entail being available around the clock, ensuring their presence and readiness to attend to the needs of the young members of the royal family at any hour of the day or night.
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This sounds ominous, but really it means that most staff members will have live-in occupations where they need to stay on site 24/7 just in case they're needed at certain hours. This is definitely true of royal nannies, who need to be on hand throughout the night as well as the day!

48. Staff members actually get jealous of each other

The hierarchical structure within a royal household or palace can create a dynamic where certain roles or positions are perceived as more prestigious or glamorous than others. This distinction in perceived importance or visibility among various staff roles can sometimes foster feelings of jealousy.
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There are many different  roles in a royal household or palace, and some of them are more 'upscale' than others - like a butler versus the person cleaning who isn't supposed to be seen. This can inevitably lead to jealousy between staff members, namely between the ones who don't feel like they have a position as 'special' as others.

49. Social life? What social life?

The demanding nature of roles within the royal household, particularly those that entail long hours or require live-in arrangements, can significantly impact the personal lives and social interactions of the staff members.
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It might not be surprising to learn that royal staff who work ridiculous hours or have live-in positions don't have much of a social life. It also makes it a lot harder when you can't even talk about your job or gossip about the scandals. It's not uncommon for royal staff to not have social lives.

50. It's not a job that'll make you rich

The positions within the royal household often come with prestige and the honor of serving the monarchy, but they might not always match up in terms of financial compensation. While the roles carry significant responsibilities, long hours, and demands for absolute professionalism, the monetary remuneration might not be as lucrative as one might expect.
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And with a position that sees you working in palaces, working for important people and expected to work such long hours, you might think you could make a fortune working as royal staff. Well, for most of the positions, you're not going to make very big bucks!