Imagine having the opportunity to dine with the Queen and other members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace. That would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All the glitz and glam, gilded utensils, and delectable fare.
Being one of the world's oldest kings, one would be very curious in what goes on at the royal supper table and the conversations that take place there.
Being the queen, and one of the most powerful people in the world, there are a set of regulations that must be followed when in the presence of the queen, which we refer to as the code of behavior when in the presence of the queen.
In today's essay, we'll take a look at some of the rules of etiquette while dining with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The following are some of the norms that all guests dining with the Queen, including members of the royal family, must obey.
1. Only sit after the queen has taken a seat.
During the dinner table reception, the Queen is in charge of all that takes place around the table. No one is permitted to take a seat at the dining table until the Queen has taken a seat. Everyone else is only allowed to sit when the queen has settled herself on her seat.
2. The Queen is the first to take a bite of food.
Another important norm at the royal supper table is this. The Queen is the first to take a bite. No one is allowed to consume anything until the queen has had a taste of it. Others will be allowed to begin eating their food after the queen has taken her first sip or bite.
3. When the queen stops eating, everyone else does as well.
The queen sets the tone at the supper table. If you get the chance to sit at the same dinner table as the Queen, make sure you eat quickly because after she finishes, everyone else must put down their fork and spoon, regardless of whether they are full or not.
Dressing modestly is crucial when meeting with the royals, and the same is true at the dinner table. Women should wear dresses with stockings and high necklines are preferred. Suits are supposed to be worn by men.
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