British Royal Family Members Never Use These Common Words

There are a lot of things commoners do that the British royal family cannot, and, of course, there is good reason for that. But even when speaking the same language, there are quite a few common words we use in our everyday lives that the royals can’t utter.

Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behavior author Kate Fox and royal etiquette expert Myka Meier have revealed 15 seemingly innocent words we use on a daily basis that you’ll never hear a royal say. Queen Elizabeth II considers No. 9 to be vulgar.

1. ‘Toilet’

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge | Arthur Edwards-WPA Pool/Getty Images

The royals never use the word “toilet.” The place where they relieve themselves is called a “loo.”

The word “bathroom” is not acceptable either unless there is an actual bathtub inside. So, if a royal is in the powder room that would be referred to as the “lavatory.”

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