The Queen's strict family rule that King Charles is set to relax for Prince Louis

King Charles could relax the Queen's strict dinner time rules for his grandkids

King Charles and Prince Louis - rule that King Charles is set to relax
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The Queen's family rule of royal kids eating separately from adults at meal times could be relaxed by Prince Charles for the sake of Prince Louis - however a royal expert predicts they'll remain in place for a special occasion. 

King Charles is expected to relax one of the Queen's formal rules around children being at the dining table during meal times, but it's thought he'll keep it in place for Easter.

The royal family are expected to keep their Easter tradition of gathering at Windsor Castle for church services, Easter egg hunts and traditional food.

On what will be the first Easter without the Queen, who died last year, King Charles will be joined by grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis as well as other young members of The Firm.

While the Queen preferred to have children eat separately from the adults during royal dinners, it's thought Charles has relaxed this rule for his own grandkids - although maybe not for the special Easter meal. 

According to royal expert Ingrid Seward, the rule could be more relaxed now. She told The Sun, "They will all have dinner together but not the young children they will eat in the nursery dining room.

"The Queen always said until they could hold a knife and fork properly they could not eat at the table, but Charles might have relaxed that rule a bit. But dinner is only for grown-ups."

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

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It's not the only rule that has been broken at this time of year as Kate Middleton once broke a major Easter rule at the Easter church service.

And the Queen also enforced a mobile phone ban at the dinner table.

So while the royal kids will no doubt be tucking into some chocolate easter eggs over the course of the weekend, they are expected to join the adults at mealtimes.

Ingrid added, "Traditional Easter fare like roast lamb – everything will be from the royal estates, so it could include venison, pheasant chicken, spring vegetables, new potatoes, and carrots. Salmon caught in the River Dee and roast ham could be included"

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)