Why Princess Charlotte can't sit with her parents at the dinner table.

Everyone knows the pain of being banished to the kids’ table.

But rest assured, even royal children are forced to sit at the dreaded kids’ table.

While we’ve heard a lot about the new rules Meghan Markle will have to follow in her newly-appointed role as Duchess of Sussex, there’s also a lot of protocol in place for the youngest members of the British royal family.

According to Harpers Bazaar AustraliaPrince George and Princess Charlotte aren’t allowed to sit at the table with their parents during official royal visits.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s children won’t be allowed to sit at the ‘big kids” table until they have learned the “art of polite conversation”.

Being mature enough to sit at the dinner table with their parents isn’t the only thing Prince George and Princess Charlotte have to worry about – the children are also required to learn multiple languages.


Four-year-old George and three-year-old Charlotte have already started learning Spanish, with George reportedly already mastering his Spanish numbers.

George and Charlotte’s little brother, one-month-old Prince Louis, will also be expected to follow suit when he’s older.

The royal children also have to adhere to strict dress rules.

According to royal tradition, Prince George is only allowed to wear shorts in public until he’s eight years old.

There was an exception, however, when Prince George wore pants for the first time at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Luckily for Princess Charlotte, she doesn’t have to stick to wearing shorts like her big brother, but she is almost always seen in a smock dress with Mary Janes and a bow in her hair.

Turns out there’s a lot more to being a royal kid than just perfecting the wave.