The truth about the royal family dress code
Whether you were born and raised in the United States or hail from across the pond, your fascination with the royal family surely remains alive and well. According to BBC News, less than a fifth of residents in the United Kingdom would choose to do away with the monarchy, as of 2012. Yes, they're quite happy with the arrangement. And in the US? "I think it's fair to say that the American people are quite fond of the royal family," former President Barack Obama once admitted to Prince Charles. Later, he added, "They like them much better than they like their own politicians." Why? Well, according to what Tom Sykes, writer for The Daily Beast, told The New York Times, the royals are the "ultimate celebrities." Not only are they the cream of the crop when it comes to famous people, they also follow many traditions that are, quite frankly, bizarre and therefore interesting to us common folk — especially when it comes to their clothing. Here are some of the most interesting dress code rules followed by the royal family.