Baby Protocols The Royal Family Must Follow
With some of the most beloved royal couples at the forefront of the British monarchy right now with the likes of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there has never been so much worldwide interest in the royal family. Royal watchers and fans know that the royals live their lives by a strict code of rules and protocols, and that includes when it comes to expanding their families. Here are 12 baby rules the royals must follow when they are expecting and for after they welcome their child:
12. The Lindo Wing
For quite a long time it was tradition for members of the royal family to give birth inside their homes, but that all changed when the Queen’s sister, Princess Anne, and then Princess Diana opted to go to St. Mary’s hospital to give birth. Now, the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital is the place that the royals go to deliver their children with Kate Middleton and Prince William continuing the new tradition.
11. No Baby Showers
While expectant parents are always happy to get support from family and friends via a baby shower, that isn’t how it works for the royals. In England, baby showers aren’t as big of a tradition as they are in North America anyway and it just wouldn’t be appropriate for royals to throw them. Royal expert, Victoria Arbiter, explained that because they are “very wealthy…a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate.” No baby shower doesn’t mean that they don’t receive tons of gifts though, as well-wishers, fans and of course friends and family send hundreds of gifts after a royal birth. There is just no official party thrown for the occasion.