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26 Strict Rules Meghan Markle's Baby Archie Harrison Will Have To Follow

Learn Multiple Languages

Education is exceedingly important to the royal family, and for good reason. Knowing more than one language is imperative for royals. When dealing with leaders, dignitaries, and the public of foreign nations, it looks better if you already know how to at least hold a conversation in their home language. Due to his mother's fluency in Spanish, many expect Archie to start with that one.

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No Junk Food

What kid doesn't love junk food? Sadly, royal babies aren't allowed to indulge. The queen has specifically banned junk food and genetically modified foods in order to enforce a healthy lifestyle and diet for the royal family.

No Social Media

All royals are banned from having personal social media accounts, only allowed to appear on the official Kensington Palace accounts. The only exception to this rule is Princess Eugenie because she doesn't have a formal working role in the royal family.

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Gift Etiquette

Gifts that weigh less than 150 pounds are to be donated to charity, no matter where or who they come from. Official royal guidelines explicitly state that any gift given by someone not personally known by a member of the royal family must be declined. This is mostly done for security reasons, but there are a few things that can be kept. Food, flowers, books, and other stuff like that can be kept. Diapers cannot be, strangely enough.

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No Tablets or Smart Electronics

Tablets are a staple in the lives of most modern children, so this one immediately seems a little strange. It has little to do with security risks, though that is still a concern in a family with such a high profile. It's mostly imposed by the parents themselves, wanting to have their children have unplugged childhoods as far from the media and attention they'll get as adults.

The Age-5 Rule

By the age of 5, all royal children are expected to follow most royal protocols. These include bowing and curtseying to the Queen, attending royal events, and having mastered the "Windsor wave".

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Stuck at the Kids Table

Every kid knows the struggle of the kids' table—being stuck at a tiny table shoved in the corner of the room with all your younger cousins and siblings while the adults have a good time at their table. Even royals don't escape that trend, apparently. Until Archie and all of his cousins have learned the "art of polite conversation," they're stuck at the kid's table with their nannies.

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Specific Wardrobe

Have you ever noticed that Prince George always wears shorts? And Princess Charlotte always wears dresses with Peter Pan collars? There's a reason other than parents' preference. Little royals are expected to follow a dress code set in tradition (pants were considered too 'common' for royals to where hence why you see pictures of old princes in dresses).

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The Royal Wave

This wave is so iconic it actually has a name, and the kiddos have to master it. The 'Windsor wave' is a must for every royal to learn as early and quickly as possible. Archie's cousins Prince George and Princess Charlotte have both got it down. Maybe they'll give him some pointers.

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No Royal Title

Traditionally, only the eldest son of the Prince of Wales received a royal title. Still, Archie can expect no title unless the Queen makes an exception (which is possible, as she did give all of Prince Harry's children have the titles of prince or princess).

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A Gaggle of Godparents

You usually only have one or two godparents, royals, on the other hand, can have up to seven. Archie's cousins Prince George and Princess Charlotte have seven and five godparents, respectively.

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Bodyguards Are Required

It's scary to imagine your child needing bodyguards whenever they go outside the palace doors, but it's an unfortunate reality for royals. Prince George has two that accompany him everywhere, occasionally more. Always better to be safe than sorry.

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The Queen Must Approve Travel

If the parents of the baby want to take the royal tyke on tour (similar to Kate and William with Prince George), they must first ask the queen to approve.

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Christening and Christening Gown

All royal babies must be christened by the Church of England, and everything about the process is ceremonial. Each baby wears a lace and satin gown that is a replica of the one that Queen Victoria's daughter wore to her baptism in 1841. The babies are then baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the highest ranking Church of England official, with water from the Jordan River (the same river that people theorize Jesus was baptized in). Yeah, it's a process.

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Avoid Physical Contact With Public

This one is pretty understandable. A lot of random civilians touching the royal baby could lead to sickness and gross germs, which should just be avoided in general. Not to mention, if some random person gets close enough to touch a member of the royal family that poses a significant security risk.

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Holidays Must Be Spent With The Queen

This tradition dictates that everyone must attend the Christmas celebration in the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. In addition, gifts are to be opened on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day like the rest of us.  

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Perfect Posture

This is one thing that is taught as soon as the kiddos are old enough to understand. Straight, perfect posture is expected when you have the eyes of the world on you. Apparently, it's frowned upon to even put their hands in their pockets!

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Follow Bowing and Curtsying Etiquette

If the adults have to do it, odds are the royal tots have to too. This includes bowing or curtseying to the queen. This particular rule kind of follows the Age Five rule, but the earlier they start, the better.

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Etiquette Training in General

As soon as he's able to sit at a table, Archie will begin etiquette training. In this training, the young royal will learn everything from voice levels, bowing, and how to dress appropriately. It can get intensive, for the two royal weddings in 2018 Prince George and Princess Charlotte had to cram and have rehearsals. The handled themselves beautifully, of course.

Must Have a Passport

The only person exempt from having a passport in the royal family is the queen herself since all passports are technically issued in her name. So even the little babies have to have passports to leave the country with mom and dad.

Must Always Have a Black Outfit

This is a little morbid, but every member of the royal family must pack an all-black outfit. That way, they have a mourning outfit in case someone dies. Like we said, morbid.

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Must Attend All Royal Events

Events like the Queen's birthday or royal weddings must be attended by everyone, including the little ones. Exceptions are also very, very rare. This is where those etiquette courses come in handy.

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Must Not Travel With Their Royal Parent

This one isn't as enforced as heavily as it used to be, but it's another morbid one. Heirs are not allowed to travel with each other in case something horrible happens (God forbid). The queen is known for making exceptions to this rule in most cases.

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Must Stop Eating When The Queen Stops

When dining with the queen, there's a specific set of rules that must be followed. One such rule is all eating must stop once the queen has stopped. Weird right? This rule dates back centuries, and it applies to everyone, including the kids.

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No Packaged Food

Packaged food kind of falls into the same category as fast food and GMOs. Besides, why eat something in a package when the queen has 20 personal chefs to make something fresh?

No Monopoly

This is easily the weirdest one on this list (in our opinion). Like, who doesn't love a good game of Monopoly? Apparently the royal family. This classic board game was banned, so the royal family could avoid unnecessary arguments that could cause tension.