7 Obscure Royal Traditions You Probably Haven’t Heard About

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We've all got the royal fever right now, and the only cure is more royal talk. The impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have got us obsessing over wedding cake traditions, other delicious eats they might serve, the history behind the flowers they carry, and how we can steal all of it for our own weddings. But did you know that aside from all of the old-fashioned wedding rules, there are other royal traditions you've never heard of?

The United Kingdom is undoubtedly a region steeped in history; and in some ways, it seems time has stood still as the British monarchy has steadfastly held on to some of its oldest traditions. We could see changes in the future, as Prince Harry once told Newsweek in an exclusive interview, "We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy." Until then, it might be safe to say tradition reigns supreme. In fact, an Ipsos MORI Global Trends report shared by Independent revealed 80 percent of UK citizens say they value their traditions, coming third after China (90 percent) and Russia (82 percent).

Aside from wedding fruitcake and sprigs of myrtle in the bridal bouquet, what other longstanding rules does the monarchy follow? Here's a look at some other royal traditions you maybe haven't heard of yet.