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CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS Royal Etiquette WARM-UP Conosci il nome di alcuni membri della famiglia reale britannica? Sai che grado di parentela hanno l uno/a con l altro/a? SPEAKING 42 Royal etiquette plays a significant role in the life of a member of the royal family and is often directly linked to their proximity to the throne. It influences everything royals do, so they have to learn about the etiquette of their position when they are just children. Royal families have lives that seem outside everyday life, but their lifestyle is strictly controlled by rules that can sometimes appear really weird. Here are five examples. Sit like a royal One of the worst things a royal lady can do is sit with her legs crossed at the knee. Legs and knees must be kept together, although crossing at the ankle is fine. Look at Kate Middleton: she sits keeping her knees and ankles tightly together and slanting her legs to the side. It keeps her posture modest and makes her legs appear longer. because she had to be visible through the crowds . Kate Middleton has become a fashion icon who has inspired women everywhere in the world. Yet, they all have one thing in common: they always dress modestly and properly for the occasion; they cannot have bare shoulders in public, their skirts must always be knee-length, and they must wear hats on official occasions such as weddings or parades. Never, ever play Monopoly! Yes, the classic board game is forbidden at Court. In 2008, the Leeds Building Society gave Prince Andrew (the Duke of York and King Charles s brother) the game as a gift, but he responded, We re not allowed to play Monopoly at home. It gets too vicious , which leaves us and the entire world with so many questions about how competitive the royal family really is. Enter the room in order When the royal family attends an event, the members enter and are seated in order of precedence, which is the order of who s next in line to the throne. The order is monarchs first, followed by their heirs, their children and so on. Ladies dress code Princess Diana s fashion sense was functional but classy , one that many women still copy today. Queen Elizabeth II usually wore bright outfits Stop eating when the monarch does The monarch decides when a meal is over. As soon as he/she takes the last bite and puts down his/her fork, everyone else has to stop eating, whether or not they re done. GLOSSARY to attend: partecipare bare: nudo bite: boccone board game: gioco da tavolo classy: di classe crowd: folla 86 driving license: patente di guida to forbid: proibire to link: unire shellfish: frutti di mare strictly: rigidamente vicious: aggressivo

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