The history of the British royal family demonstrates that with enormous influence, comes great responsibility...and a lot of restrictions. While the Crown's function in modern society is mostly symbolic, the remnants of customs passed down over the monarchy's thousand-year rule serve as powerful memories of the history.

The private lives of the British members of the royal family are a source of attraction and mystery for many people. However, there are some strange and beautiful facts hidden under this curtain of anonymity that you would still not believe.

Curious? Discover why the Majesty has two birthdays, how she invented a new breed of dog, as well as other fascinating facts about just the royal family. 

Is the British monarchy a tourist attraction, a financial burden for British taxpayers, or a harsh, outdated monument to British imperialism? Regardless of how you look at it, the royal family has captivated the world. These 14 facts startled us, from their high-profile drama to their unusual etiquette norms...

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