Why Prince George and Princess Charlotte can't sit with their parents on royal visits

Turns out, it’s not only the adults who have to follow strict royal protocol [Photo: Getty]

From the Buckingham Palace ban on PDA to a rule against taking selfies – there’s a lot to remember when it comes to royal protocol.

But it’s not only senior members of the family who have to take note, as the children also have their own set of rules to get their heads around.

According to Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are not allowed to sit with their parents – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – at royal dinners until they have acquired the “art of polite conversation”.

Prince George co-ordinated with his father at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding [Photo: Getty]

Having already travelled to far-flung destinations such as Canada and Australia, they’re sure to get to grips with conversation-starting world affairs in the near future though, right?

Other rules in which the siblings must take on board include colour-coordinating with their parents at public events (erm, cringe) and refraining from social media usage in the future.

But having acquired a second language at the tender ages of three and four, the toddlers have already ticked one major rule off the list – being biliingual.

A few months back, People magazine reported that George and Charlotte are bilingual thanks to their Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion, who regularly speaks to the siblings in her native tongue.

But while the toddlers have nailed one of the arguably most challenging expectations of Buckingham Palace, they’ve not quite mastered them all.

Most recently, George broke royal protocol at Harry and Meghan’s wedding thanks to his miniature Blues and Royals frockcoat uniform.

Courtesy of a 16th-century rule, male members of the royal family are not permitted to don trousers until adulthood.

However, George eschewed tradition in favour of a pair of his debut pair of trousers at the May 19 ceremony.

But come on, who can say no to such an adorable face?

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