Part of the Royal Family’s duty is that no matter where they are in the world, they are dressed for the occasion.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William recently visited Poland and Germany with their two kids and while Kate apparently impressed everyone with her regal getup, there is one outfit that the family is glad no one got to see.
According to royal protocol, the entire family is supposed to pack an extra black outfit when travelling abroad in the event of a death within the family. This is to ensure that when they come back to the UK, that they are seen to be in a respectful mood to go with the mindset of the nation during that time.
Apparently one time the Queen was not prepared according to the policy. In 1952, the news of the death of her father, George VI broke out while she was in Kenya with Prince Philip. A black dress had not been packed for the monarch, meaning she had to return to the UK in “unsuitable” clothing. Nightmare. She even had to wait on the plane she travelled on for a black dress to be delivered.
Although you might not think that this is all that sinister, it is when you consider that these guys have to prepare for a family member dying every time they go on holiday. Sun cream? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Funeral clothes? Check.
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