It seems that the entire nation, and beyond, are in love with the Royals and seeing as Prince Harry is still on the market, it would be rude not to give you a guide to romancing your way into the Royal Family.
A recent poll from Zoosk.com showed that Cheryl Cole was the celebrity we most wanted to kiss Prince Harry, and it wouldn’t be the first time a ‘normal’ person has nested with a Royal, in fact, it’s quite common.
King George VI married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the Queen mother), Princess Zara Phillips married rugby player Mike Tindall and Prince William married Kate Middleton, so it does happen and still could!
William Hanson, the UK's leading expert and consultant in etiquette, has helped compile some tips which will help you romance your way down the aisle with Prince Harry on your arm!
Look The Part
It’s important that you look like you would fit in with the Royals. No short skirts or ‘off’ days walking around with rollers in your hair in your tracksuits.
William says, “You would never see a Princess with her bra straps on show, or wearing denim hot pants that were two sizes too small, or indeed wearing denim hot pants, full stop!
“Make sure your hair is well groomed, your make-up is subtle, and your clothes fit. Remember that dresses should not rise above the knee!”
The Mirror Is Your Friend
Nothing is more unattractive than having some food stuck in your teeth, or lipstick smeared across them, so make sure to check yourself in the mirror before leaving the house and throughout the day to avoid any embarrassing moments.
William says, “Nothing is going to put off any man – Royal or not – than seeing a great big red toothy grin. Similarly, use the mirror to practice a smile.
“Not only will it come in handy for courting your Prince, but afterwards when you’ve married into ‘The Firm’ you can use it when you go on walkabouts in towns, security guards in tow.”
Don’t Do A Katie Price
Flashing your underwear, or lack of, when you get out of the car is something that won’t be tolerated in the Royal world.
William says, “When you arrive at Mahiki, a favourite haunt of younger Royalty, make sure you exit the car with grace and poise!
“Keeps those legs together and swivel – and the same applies for when you leave (with or without Royal accompaniment): bottom in first, sit down, and swing those closed legs. Much more lady-like.”
Manners Don’t Cost A Thing
Just because Royals these days are a lot more relaxed than they used to be, it doesn’t mean you can forget the golden rules about addressing a Royal.
William says, “Even though you may soon be calling him ‘cupcake’ or ‘my darling’, remember that Princes are referred to as ‘Your Royal Highness’, followed by ‘Sir’.
“Don’t assume over-familiarity as that would be very bad form and with some members of the Royal Family it would spell a one-way trip to the Tower of London.
“Practice your curtsy, girls: one foot behind the other and a quick bob of the knees. There’s no need to go down too far – you might not come back up!”
Don’t Chat To The Paps
If you do manage to woo a Royal, don’t go telling every Tom, Dick and Harry from The Sun, Heat and Closer magazine.
William says, “Should things go well and you end up wooing a Royal – whether it be for just one dinner or more – don’t spill the beans when reporters surround you. Nothing will be as big a turn-off to your Prince as knowing you’re chatting to the paps.”
Focus On Friends
The Royals have plenty of friends, all of whom will mean a great deal to them. So make it your mission to get to know their friends.
William says, “As with any courting, you have got to impress the apple of your eye’s friends too. Keep in mind that you should be asking questions about them, rather than keeping the spotlight on yourself.
“Use small talk to get the conversation going: we Brits are excellent at this. Avoid the weather as your opening line, instead you could ask if they live nearby, or how they all know each other.”
Have shared hobbies is always a good talking point, so make sure you’ve familiarised yourself with Royal activities.
William says, “When conversing with your Prince it’s probably best to have some shared ground to talk about. Most Royal men enjoy shooting, tennis, stag stalking, and the arts so making sure you have a good, sound knowledge in one of these areas may serve you well.”
Don’t Be Desperate
Desperation won’t attract any man, let alone a Royal, so make sure you keep it cool and casual to make a lasting impression.
William says, “Play it cool – use similar tactics that you may use if you were trying to attract the attention of any love interest. Just remember the above pointers about curtsying, looking the part, and acting with decorum and you’ll be opening community centres and watching fly-pasts in no time.”
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Cara Mason @FemaleFirst_UK