Tattoos are a way for people to express themselves, or maybe just a way to display something close to them. For commoners, deciding what to do or wear is a no-brainer.
For the royals; however, getting tattoos is a completely different story.
Queen Elizabeth has a long list of rules that she anticipates from members of the royal family to closely adhere to. While some have bend the rules at times, for the majority part, the royals must do what is expected from them. The point that there is a defined protocol clearly raises the question as to if British royals like Catherine, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are permitted to get tattoos? So, let’s take a look?
Queen Elizabeth likes her family to put forth a very specific image — well, there is no question about that, right? Rules, unquestionably, aren’t as strict as they were a few years ago, there are still rules that all royals need to follow.
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So, what rules must be followed? According to Reader’s Digest, there is quite a list. Women must not sit with their legs crossed at the knee, only at the ankles. They should also dress modestly and cover up cleavage at all times.
So, can the royal family members ever make a visit to the local tattoo parlour? Well, maybe.
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According to Cosmopolitan, it is likely that they can. The only thing is that they should make sure that there is no way it is ever visible to anyone. Does that mean that we won’t be seeing stylish Kate appear at a royal event with her children’s names inked on the inside of her wrist or on her ankle? It most definitely does!
It also means that the Duke of Cambridge can’t reveal a tattoo of Kate’s name and their wedding date on his forearm. Working royals of the family need to make sure that if they do decide to get a tattoo, it is never, ever seen.
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Does this strict rule mean that none of the queen’s family members has any ink at all? No, not really.
According to Hello!, we have even seen Kate and Meghan with some really cool body ink. The only catch is that it wasn’t permanent. Lady Amelia Windsor has many tattoos, however. But she is 38th in line to the throne, so it doesn’t really matter.
While it is refreshing to know that even the royals are allowed to do the same fun things as anyone else, it is important to note that there are still some rules in place for those who carry out duties on a regular basis on behalf of the queen.
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