Queen Elizabeth Banned Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice From Doing This? Late Monarch Reportedly Asked Her Grandkids to Teach Her How to Use Her Mobile Phone

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Queen Elizabeth was best known as the British monarch, but behind closed doors, she was simply a supportive mother to her children and a doting grandmother to her grandkids. And even though her royal title set her apart from other grannies around the world, she was just like them when relating to her loved ones.

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Queen Elizabeth Doesn't Allow Her Grandchildren To Bring Their Mobile Phones During Meal Time?

According to royal journalist Gyles Brandreth, Queen Elizabeth was quite strict with her grandchildren. In fact, she had one strict rule for them that she expected them to follow without fail.

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"And she did not allow her grandchildren to bring their 'devices' to the dining table, under any circumstances," he said (via Now to Love).

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Royal Journalist Claims Queen Elizabeth Likes To Have Formal Meals Without Mobile Phones

In July, Brandreth appeared in This Morning, where he also made the same revelation about the queen.

"One of the things she won't allow at the table with her grandchildren and indeed her great-grandchildren is mobile phones at mealtimes. She likes a formal, and I too like a fairly formal, meal. It doesn't mean to say you have to have a napkin. But you do have to sit at the table nicely and you certainly mustn't eat with your mouth open!" he said (via Gloucestershire Live).

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Queen Elizabeth's Grandkids Taught Her How To Use Her Mobile Phone?

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Brandreth also revealed that the queen asked her grandchildren to teach her how to use her mobile phone.

"She had her own mobile phone, and obliging grandchildren ready to show her how it worked. She understood 'texting', though was rather defeated by 'apps,'" he said.

Other than the queen's strict rule for her grandchildren, the royal family in general also reportedly needs to follow royal protocols. While speaking with Express, etiquette expert William Hanson revealed what some of these rules are.

"Traditionally, cutlery is held with the knife in the right hand and the fork in the left. A rule that dates back to when men would carry their swords and daggers in their right hand. Bygone attitudes also meant that people who wrote or eat with their left hand were considered 'thick.' Mercifully, we now know this to be a load of rubbish and so it is perfectly acceptable to switch the cutlery, but the cutlery is still held in the same manner: the index finger goes down the fork, stopping before the bridge. For knives, the index finger also extends down the knife, stopping where the blade and handle meet," he said.

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