14 British Monarchy Strange Now-You-Know Facts

14 British Monarchy Strange Now-You-Know Facts

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Is the British monarchy a tourist attraction, a financial burden for British taxpayers, or a harsh, outdated monument to British imperialism?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...

The Queen uses her purse to signal her handlers O A royal historian believes how the Queen holds her purse lets her handlers know when she's ready to end a conversation or leave immediately. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Today

Young princes always wear shorts to show they're upper class Aristocracy and royals stick their noses up at young boys in long pants, keeping to the tradition of shorts for young boys and trousers for men. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Bazaar

Royals are not allowed to sign autographs It's one of the more understandable restrictions as it aims to avoid forgery of their signatures. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: TIME

The Queen has two birthdays. She has her real one (April 21) and her officialone, which falls on the second Saturday of June to ensure it can be celebrated in good weather. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: BBC

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