Royal family members and Royal guests in Great Britain will have to abstain from the use of eight words, which the English monarch under Queen Elizabeth II has banned, citing common usage.
This, according to officials will ensure that the royal family will not sound like ordinary folks.
The Banned Eight.
While at the palace, couches are non existent. The royal settee must be called a sofa.
Royal family members will desist from using the word ‘posh’ which means elegance or luxury.
The royal room must be called the sitting room and not the living room. Similarly, the courtyard must be called the terrace.
Perfume is not a language to be used at the Palace, rather, fragrance and scent must be used accordingly.
The word father is also preferred to Dad.
“As for father, he should always be called without diminutives like a daddy.”
This is not the first time that restrictions at the palace were placed as several restrictions on food are already in place.
Seafood for example is not allowed when on official duties abroad. This is to ensure no member of the royal family gets food poisoning.
Garlic is also banned for fear it would cause discomfort as the queen talks to her guests during a royal banquet.
Also restricted are starchy foods like pasta and potatoes which could cause stomach upsets