Pregnancy And Baby Customs The Royals Must Follow

For most of us, having a baby is a life-changing event in more ways than one. The world as we know it ceases to be, and suddenly everything revolves around this tiny new life. While having a newborn is a big event for any household, it’s an entirely different kettle of fish for the royal family.

Royal moms don’t get the luxuries that a lot of us take for granted. They’re also expected to follow all sorts of traditions and protocol, from the way the birth is announced to what their kids wear. It might seem unimaginable to us, but it’s all part of being in such a prominent family.

The Queen Is The First One to Know

When it comes to royal babies, there’s only one person who absolutely has to know about the birth before anyone else – Windsor matriarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen has to be the first person told, even before the grandparents of the new baby.

Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage
Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage

According to various sources, Prince William called his grandmother on an encrypted phone to tell her of the arrival of Prince George. Only after the Queen is told can the happy parents do the rounds and call their own moms and dads, friends, and family. It might sound strange, but it’s tradition – and one that absolutely has to be adhered to.