We commoners love the British royal family! And we'd love to be them -- for a long weekend, perhaps. But for a lifetime? Forget about it! There are so many rules to remember, and they're not always easy to abide by, either. (Wait until you get to the ones about clothing in hot weather.)
Royal etiquette and protocol was in the news a lot in 2018, because of the wedding of American-born Meghan Markle to Prince Harry, Charles and Diana's younger son. Her engagement came with rigorous etiquette training, as did the engagement of British commoner Kate Middleton to Harry's older brother, William. The US media reported extensively on the new rules these young women would need to follow, and all the arcane traditions that comprise Buckingham Palace life.
If you followed these pre-wedding stories, how much do you remember? Enough that you could pass as a royal, if some Freaky-Friday twist of fate landed you in those shoes for a day? To help you figure that out, we've written a detailed quiz on royal behavior and etiquette, from the dress code to dinner-table manners. Try your luck now!
(While this quiz draws from several sources, we'd like to acknowledge fashion vlogger and designer Justine LeConte, whose video "The Royals Can't Wear This..." was our first stop when trying to understand fashion rules for Buckingham Palace residents!)