13 words you will never, ever hear the royal family say
Some terms are considered too improper to be spoken by royalty. In her book Watching the English, social anthropologist Kate Fox explains which words are banned from the royal family’s vocabulary and the surprising reasons why.
FYI, we’re talking about the meal, not the soothing, healthy drink.
In many parts of the United Kingdom, the evening meal that takes place between 5pm to 7pm is called tea.
However, this term is typically associated with the working class.
Members of upper social classes, including the royal family, call this meal dinner or supper.
As the longest-reigning British monarch, mother of four, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of five, Queen Elizabeth II’s life has been devoted to service – and doing it with flair.
The royals don’t watch their portion sizes to lose weight.
Instead, they watch their helping sizes, using another upper-class term.
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