Queen Elizabeth Banned “Vicious” Board Game
Christmas at Sandringham is still on track for the Queen and her guests, that is, as long as none of the guests come with the hopes of playing a classic British board game.
Fair warning (in case you ever make the intimate and highly elite guest list): the board game has been banned, making it illegal, so if you’re caught playing it, the men in grey may throw you out, or worse, you won’t get invited to the grand Christmas lunch. And you are doomed if you screw it up for the sake of a board game.
Monopoly is a Royal No-No
The royal family has a lot of interesting, weird, funny, and straight out ridiculous traditions that they’re still practicing to this very day. For example, there’s the one where the Queen weighs her guests at Sandringham every Christmas. And then there’s the inheriting the tails of dolphins, fishes and sturgeons that swim in the British waters. No, you can’t make that stuff up.
Recently, it’s been uncovered that members of the Royal Family are not allowed to play Monopoly. This literally means that the worst gift you could ever give to someone of blue-blood is a Monopoly board game.
Prince Andrew recently let the funny rule imposed by the Monarch slip during a visit to the Leeds Building Society’s headquarters, where he was presented with a game of monopoly.
It is said that it is the one game that inspires the board game loving royal members with such pure rage, enough to make the Queen ban it in her household.
“The royals love a good game, but monopoly is off the cards,” a clip on the family’s YouTube channel, titled Royal Rule Book: The Royal Family’s Strangest Rules revealed.
It went on to add that “Prince Andrew said it is banned as it gets too vicious.”
The Prince was given the property board game in honor of his visit, which he politely declined for the one reason that they “are not allowed to play Monopoly at home.”
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