The rules Kate Middleton must follow prove that life as a princess is not easy!

When to announce a pregnancy

There is also a protocol on how royal women should act when they find out they are pregnant. They aren’t just allowed to dance around announcing to everyone they were pregnant. There is a rule to maintain grace and elegance in these moments of joy. Usually, the pregnancy of a member of the royal family is only reported after the first 12 weeks, so as to be able to confirm a healthy pregnancy, but Kate was an exception! In her case, this rule could not be followed. We will find out why … 

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The Duchess experienced severe nausea during her pregnancy, so the family had to explain the reason for her absence during official events. Protocol dictates that the Queen is notified of royal births before anyone else, even the newborn’s grandparents. According to Vanity Fair, “Calls were then made to Kate’s parents in Bucklebury, her sister and brother, Prince Charles and Camilla, as well as Prince Harry, who were all relieved and elated in the same measure.” So, it was Kate morning sickness, that led to the breaking of this rule by the palace staff, because they wanted to make sure her family was informed about the reason of her absence.

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