Weird Rules
Royals Have To
Follow In The
Bathroom
Lifestyle - News
By LOUISA MARSHALL
Bathing
The Queen had a very strict bath-time routine that began at 7:30 a.m. when her maid would draw her a bath with “tepid” water, and fill the tub exactly seven inches. As her bath was prepared, the Queen drank Earl Gray tea and listened to the news on BBC Radio 4.
Excusing Themselves
If a royal needs to use the bathroom, they must simply say the words “excuse me” and discretely make their way towards the nearest lavatory. Crossing their fork and knife on their plate indicates they’re not done eating if they excuse themselves during dinner.
Shaving
Men in the royal family are expected to be clean-shaven and must go to a barber to have it done professionally. Facial hair is prohibited for royals on wedding days or during special occasions, except for Prince Harry, who was permitted by the Queen to keep his beard.
Vacuuming
When it comes to cleaning royal bathrooms, the staff members aren’t allowed to use vacuums. Vacuums are prohibited in the entirety of Buckingham Palace, because of the loud noises they make, so the bathroom floors must be swept instead.
Word Choice
When a royal is referring to the bathroom, they’re forbidden from using the word “toilet” because Queen Elizabeth found it inappropriate. She created a rule that royals must refer to the bathroom as “the lavatory” or “the loo” to be more polite.