Strange Etiquette Rules Members of the Royal Family Must Follow at All Times

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There are a lot of rules to follow when you’re a royal. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Being a member of the British royal family must be weird. You don’t have to follow the same laws as other British citizens, but you do have to abide by a strict list of family rules. And boy are there a lot of them — including a list of etiquette rules that must be followed at all times.

From the way they sit to the (very formal) way they address their own grandmother, we share the strangest, most uptight royal family etiquette rules, ahead.

1. They must curtsy or neck bow to the queen — and be as subtle as possible

Regardless of whether you’re a member of the royal family, you should always curtsy or neck bow to the queen. That said, don’t be overly dramatic about it. Instead, make the gesture as subtle and quick as possible.

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