10+ Completely Random Facts About The Royal Family Fans Didn't Know

The royals are a favorite pastime for many.

People love to know everything about their glamorous lives, including what they're up to and any royal drama that's brewing.

But did you know the really juicy stuff, like the strict dress code for female royals? Or how Prince Charles has someone squeeze his toothpaste for him?

Get ready to become a royal expert with these 10+ completely random facts about them.

1. Queen Elizabeth II enjoys a glass of champagne every evening.

Ou, she fancy.

Being the royal family can't be easy, so we don't blame her at all for this nightly ritual. She also likes to have a dry martini along with it.

2. Royal females must sit a certain way.

You're not likely to find royal females sitting with their legs open at royal events. Instead, they do what's called the "Duchess slant."

It involves slanting your legs to one side with your ankles together. Yes, it looks about as uncomfortable as it sounds.

3. Princess Diana used to be a teacher.

The late Diana worked a variety of jobs before becoming engaged to Prince Charles. This included working as a nanny where she only earned $5 an hour.

Right before she wed Charles, she was a kindergarten teacher at the Young England School.

4. They don't open Christmas presents on Christmas Day.

The presents are opened on Christmas Eve during tea time in the Red Drawing Room.

This always takes place at the Queen's country home in Norfolk, called the Sandringham Estate.

5. There is a reason the Queen always wears bright colors.

You might have noticed the royal's affinity for neon colors. According to Sophie, Countess of Wessex, this color choice is so the Queen always stands out.

It helps fans as well, as they are able to say they saw her, even in big crowds.

6. Princess Diana was best friends with Elton John.

In his autobiography, Me, he revealed that he and Diana first became close friends in 1981.

At one point, though, they had a falling out. This was after Diana backed out of writing the foreword in Gianni Versace's book.

"I think Buckingham Palace didn't like the idea of a member of the Royal Family having anything to do with a book that featured shots of naked guys with towels draped around them," Elton wrote.

In the end, it was Gianni's murder that brought them together again.

But tragically, not for long as Diana was eventually killed in a car crash.

7. They can't eat garlic.

This is to avoid the "royal burp," according to former palace chef John Higgins, via the National Post.

He told the publication that he was under strict rules at Buckingham Palace to not cook with garlic.

8. Prince Charles has people do basic things for him.

This royal man child sure lives the good life.

According to the documentary, Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm, he has people press his PJs every morning, flatten his shoelaces with an iron, and set his bathwater at the perfect temperature.

That's not all.

In the doc, Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler, revealed that Charles also has "his valets squeeze one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning.”

We're not sure whether to be jealous of him or concerned.

9. Female royals must wear nude stockings while working attending events.

“It’s very traditional for female members to wear them,” royal etiquette expert Myka Meier told news.com.au.

That's because it looks very conservative and formal instead of bare legs.

10. Prince Charles was one of the first male royals to be present for their child's birth.

Get this: when Princes Charles was born, his father, Prince Philip was out playing squash!

Charles ended up starting a new tradition by being in the delivery room when Prince William was born.

According to the biography, *Charles: The Man Who Will Be King*, he felt closer to Diana because of it.

“I am so thankful I was beside Diana’s bedside the whole time because by the end of the day I really felt as though I’d shared deeply in the process of birth,” Charles said.

11. The Queen has a serious love of dogs.

She has reportedly owned at least 30 Pembroke Welsh corgis during her lifetime.

But since she does not want her dogs to survive her, she only has two left: Vulcan and Candy.

12. Female royals can't wear fancy diamonds during the day.

Diamonds are a royal girl's best friend — but only after 6 p.m.

“Before 6 p.m., you’ll see metallics, gemstones, pearls, sapphires," Mier told news.com.au. This is so the extravagant diamonds don't appear flashy during the day.

13. Meghan Markle wore the Queen's tiara on her wedding day.

Since it was her wedding, she was able to bypass the "no diamonds before 6 p.m. rule."

Meghan looked stunning in the Queen's bandeau tiara, which originally belonged to Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth's grandmother.

14. Queen Elizabeth II served in the military.

She is one tough broad.

She served as a mechanic and driver with the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1945 during WWII. Yes, this means that the Queen has her license and even still drives from time to time.

15. Kate Middleton was the first royal bride with a college education.

She's got beauty and brains.

Kate attended the University of St. Andrews and graduated in 2005 with a master's in art history.

When Meghan Markle married into the family, she became the second college-educated royal bride.

16. The royal females have a favorite nail color.

The Queen has been wearing Ballet Slippers, a pinkish nude since 1989!

Kate Middleton has grown her own affection for the color and Meghan Markle even wore it on her wedding day to Prince Harry.