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Right royal perks

Right royal perks
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Having your shoelaces ironed or toothpaste squeeze onto your toothbrush are just some of the perks the royals have access to.

Ironed shoelaces

Ironed shoelaces
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Prince Charles has three personal valets, all dedicated to maintaining the wardrobe of the prince and picking out what he will wear. Another thing they are responsible for? They have to iron the shoelaces on every pair of shoes the prince owns.

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The Queen can ban humour

The Queen can ban humour
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Once Queen Elizabeth II dies, the people of Britain are banned from being funny on public television – seriously. BBC isn’t allowed to air anything humorous for the 12 days between her death and funeral. In the event of the queen’s passing, BBC will immediately stop what they’re doing, make the announcement of her death, and start airing the documentaries about the Queen’s life that have been pre-recorded. The station even has black suits and ties ready to be thrown on at a moment’s notice.

You will never, ever hear the royal family say these words.

The potatoes are measured

The potatoes are measured
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All potatoes are measured before they are served at Buckingham Palace. Why? It’s to make sure that they are of similar dimensions and don’t throw off the appearance of the dinner plate.

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No washing machines

No washing machines
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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla’s clothes are not allowed to be cleaned in washing machines – everything is hand washed. When they sent their clothing away to be cleaned, they found that some items of clothing were kept as souvenirs.

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Warm biscuits

Warm biscuits
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Prince Charles enjoys cheese and biscuits at the end of many of his meals. Since he’s particular about everything, he insists that they be a certain temperature. The staff keeps a warming pan just to make sure they are hot enough for his liking.

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A bagpipe morning

A bagpipe morning
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Queen Elizabeth prefers to be woken up by Scottish bagpipes. A piper plays under her window each morning from 7am to 9am.

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No cornered sandwiches

No cornered sandwiches
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Sandwiches served to the royal family never, ever have right angle corners – you’ll find that each sandwich has rounded edges. It’s rumoured that the sandwich rule started because Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, thought it was unlucky to eat anything in the shape of a coffin.

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Ownership of fish

Ownership of fish
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The queen owns all dolphins, whales and porpoises that come within three miles of Britain’s shores. Technically, the law also gives her the right to eat them!

Here are more surprising things Queen Elizabeth II actually has the power to do. 

Ownership of swans

Ownership of swans
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The queen owns most of the swans in the UK – she shares ownership of all the swans on the River Thames with the Worshipful Companies of Dyers and Vintners. Every July, a ceremony known as “swan upping” is held, where the swans are counted and checked for any injuries. She’s also the only person in Britain that can eat swan.

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