Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting their first-born child together sometime this Spring, 2019. And, as all parents who are preparing to bring a child into the world, they must decide on their child-rearing style.
One Royal Rule that has been in place for over 300 years that could (but likely won’t) complicate their future family dynamic is one that states that at the end of the day, it’s the Queen who has the final say in how a child will be raised, not the parents.
According to various news sources and royal expert Marlene Koenig, during the 1700s a rule was set into place which gave royal sovereignty control over their grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s upbringings.
King George I had family complications related to his grandson and in order to prevent further problems in the future, he decided he would own everything — including his children’s children.
Since that rule has never been rewritten or removed, the same authority is held by Queen Elizabeth II.
It’s already known that Queen Elizabeth II is unafraid to use her power to create rules that further prevent royalty from being caught unprepared. She requires that all family members travel with funeral clothing in the event that a death occurs while traveling.
She has lots of rules that affect the way the family is defined — no public displays of affection. When married you must take on a new name.
Family members can’t play Monopoly. No selfies allowed. She’s even in charge of all family member’s clothing down to what outfit the children will wear as infants.
So, if you ever thought you had it tough with your in-laws and parenting meddling, perhaps this is one time you can breathe a sigh of relief not to be a royal.