Queen Elizabeth refuses to use this ‘vulgar’ word

Being a royal, like most jobs, has both its advantages and drawbacks.

While having a royal title gives access, opportunity and of course the luxury of living in a palace, there is also a lot of duty that comes with the role.

There’s a hefty rulebook for the Windsors to follow, from wearing tights and not wearing black to refraining from eating shellfish abroad and garlic at royal events.

Yes, there’s a lot of rules that come with a royal role, something Meghan Markle is now learning at Princess Lessons.

The most topical regulations for the now Duchess of Sussex however revolve around pregnancy, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing that they were expecting a royal baby, due in Spring 2019.

Royals are encouraged to dress smart/ casual, meaning that unlike the rest of us, pregnant Megs won’t be able to attend parties in her pregnancy leggings.

And it’s not just this – royals reportedly avoid using the word ‘pregnant’. Why? Because the Queen doesn’t like it.

Yes, really. Queen Elizabeth is reportedly not a fan of the term ‘pregnant’, finding it ‘vulgar’, and choosing instead to use the phrase ‘in the family way’.

Thank goodness Meghan has got Princess lessons to learn all of this – there are more rules by the day!

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