Joanita Wibowo

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Why the royal women never take their coats off in public

Why the royal women never take their coats off in public

When the royals are making public engagements, they often don beautiful coats – just like Duchess Camilla in her visit to North Swindon Library on Thursday, or Duchess Meghan in her outing to the Mayhew Animal Welfare Charity in London last week.

When wearing coats, the royal women always keep them on during public appearances, even when they are indoors. If you’ve ever wondered why, there is a reason behind it.

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According to OK!, the royals are following a special dress-code rule that the royals follow. Reportedly, removing one’s coat in public is deemed “unladylike” as it is akin to undressing.

This was why the Duchess of Cambridge kept her coat buttoned all the way up for a lunch with the Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway last year. Despite the residential setting of the Norway royalties’ home, the visit was still a public engagement, with the presence of media.

The rule is one of many protocols that the British royal family must follow. Other restrictions that royals should steer clear from are holding hands, playing board game Monopoly, wearing fur, accepting food and drinks from strangers, and more.

What do you think of this royal rule? Share your thoughts in the comments.