The Queen has banned the Cambridge children from doing this one thing

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From a ban on taking selfies to a strict (and low-key dangerous) rule when walking down the stairs, it's no secret that the the Royal Family follows a long list of dos and don'ts – and that's true even for the youngest royals, who have their own set of protocol they need to follow.

The newest rule on that list has been set by the Queen, as she just banned eight-year-old Prince George, seven-year-old Princess Charlotte and four-year-old Prince Louis from using their phones at the dinner table.

"One of the things she won’t allow at the table with her grandchildren and indeed her great-grandchildren is mobile phones at mealtimes," former MP Gyles Brandreth told This Morning of what dining with Her Majesty looks like.

And that's not all! Brandreth went on: "She likes a formal [meal], and I too like a fairly formal meal. It doesn’t mean to say you have to have a napkin. But you do have to sit at the table nicely and you certainly mustn’t eat with your mouth open!"

Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

The Queen's rules extend elsewhere in the Palace too, especially when it comes to the kitchen. In fact, one thing Her Majesty "can't stand" about Prince William and Kate Middleton is how much time they spend in the kitchen.

According to a royal source who spoke to the Express, when the Queen first visited the Cambridges at their Anmer Hall home, she was reportedly shocked by where they chose to hang out together. "When the Queen visited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Anmer Hall for the first time, she couldn’t get her head around the fact that the kitchen is the main base for them," the insider claimed.

"For the Queen, she can't stand that, because she is used to having a set room for that sort of thing," the source added. "The kitchen she never goes down to when she’s at Balmoral, for instance. In her mind, that is where all the kitchen staff work."

But, perhaps one of the reasons the Cambridges opt to spend more time in the kitchen is because they have far less staff than Her Majesty, with the insider pointing out that: "They don’t have the same level of staff as Prince Charles or the Queen."

Makes sense!

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