The Royal Family always has to pack an extra outfit for a super sad reason

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The Royal Family always has to pack an extra outfit for a super sad reason

It’s not news to report that Kate Middleton has amazing fashion sense. But the reason that the British Royal Family packs an extra outfit when they travel has nothing to do with style. Instead, as Marie Claire notes, it has to do with the fact that the Royal Family must always be prepared to look presentable — and that includes in the face of tragedy.

The Royal Family always has to pack an extra outfit for a super sad reason Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The Royal Family always has to pack an extra outfit for a super sad reason Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The British paper The Sun was the first to report the story about what the royals pack when they travel abroad. The Sunwrote:

“Every time they leave the country, they must take a black mourning outfit in their luggage — just in case a family member dies while they’re away.”

Prince George meeting U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince George meeting U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The royals likely have to pack a lot of items on international trips. Prince William’s family in particular probably has some serious baggage, since they not only need all of the items in Kate’s fantastic wardrobe — the hats alone must take up so much space — but they need to bring clothes for their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Royal Family always have to travel with this one outfit - and the reason why is disturbing Photo (C) TWITTER
The Royal Family always have to travel with this one outfit – and the reason why is disturbing Photo (C) TWITTER

After all, there’s no way that George doesn’t require his absurdly adorable pajama and robe set from his meet-and-greet with the Obamas when he travels.

However, this required clothing is a depressing reminder of how important they are as British public figures.

Queen Elizabeth II of England gets off plane in 1952 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Queen Elizabeth II of England gets off plane in 1952 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The Sun referenced how when Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King George VI, died while she was in Kenya in 1952, she didn’t have the appropriate mourning attire. A black dress had to be delivered to the plane she was on, and she had to change into it before she could emerge in London.

A scene from The Crown with Queen Elizabeth II getting off the plane in 1952
A scene from The Crown with Queen Elizabeth II getting off the plane in 1952

So while this rule makes sense when it comes to having the Royal Family prepared to act as representatives of their nation, it’s a morbid reminder of how much life can change in an instant.

Source: nz news yahoo com

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