A social anthropologist and author of Watching the English, Kate Fox, has revealed the vocabulary loved by the Royal Family

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A social anthropologist and author of Watching the English, Kate Fox, has revealed the vocabulary loved by the Royal Family.

Specifically, there are certain words Kate, Will, the Queen, Prince Charles and co. NEVER use.

Why? Well, unsurprisingly, the Royals have a very different way of speaking.

As Mirror Online reports, they live in huge palaces and we don’t – so perhaps we shouldn’t be shocked.

But still, here are some words you won’t catch them using:

Queen Elizabeth II will not be carrying out the annual service for the Order of the Garter this year Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Queen Elizabeth II will not be carrying out the annual service for the Order of the Garter this year Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

1. Pardon

‘Pardon’, Mamamia reveals, is forbidden to use.

Instead, if you haven’t heard what the Duke of Edinburgh has just said to you, you should say ‘sorry?’ or even ‘sorry, what?’

2. Toilet

The word ‘toilet’ may be a more palatable term than ‘bog’ or ‘loo’, but it’s the latter which is used whenever a member of the House of Windsor needs to relieve themselves.

‘Toilet’ is French by origin, so is apparently avoided.

So, if you’re ever wandering the vast corridors in Buckingham Palace, desperate for a tinkle, ask the nearest footman where the LOO is.

Queen Elizabeth II always looks stylish is unmissable block colours
Queen Elizabeth II always looks stylish is unmissable block colours

3. Perfume

The Royals don’t wear perfume.

They wear scent .

4. Tea

According to Kate Fox, one surefire way of outing yourself as being decidedly un-royal is to refer to your evening meal as ‘tea’.

If you do want to convince her you’re blue blooded, invite the Queen around for ‘dinner’ or ‘supper’.

She probably won’t come, but at least she’ll know to which meal you’re refering.

5. Lounge

The palaces have many rooms, but not one of them is a lounge, nor a living room.

This isn’t because the Royals aren’t permitted a space to watch Hollyoaks or play Cards Against Humanity.

Instead, it’s because they retire to either a ‘drawing room’ or ‘sitting room’.

The royal family are tied down to very strict fashion rules when their doing their public duties [Getty]
The royal family are tied down to very strict fashion rules when their doing their public duties [Getty]

6. Posh

The first rule of being posh? You never refer to someone – or yourself – as being posh.

According to Kate, you’re ‘smart’.

Source: birminghammail co uk

Tags: Prince William, Queen, Queen Elizabeth

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