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Move back from the monarch is now optional

August 10 2009
18:33

12388.jpeg Henceforth, the United Kingdom abolished one of the oldest rules of royal etiquette - at the end of the audience to move backwards, away from the monarch. Now, diplomats, guests, servants and subjects are not required to do so.

To change the rules, going back even to the Middle Ages, Elizabeth II was persuaded to go to lawyers. Since the laws of the United Kingdom to protect the health and safety in the event of a fall while moving backwards, the Queen risk of serious claims.

It is true that this right does not apply to a senior Royal Stables and Ceremonies of the diplomatic corps. During the official reception, they must comply with the age-old tradition.

Minister for Justice, who is simultaneously the position of Lord Chancellor, Jack Straw, expressed a desire to voluntarily adhere to ancient rules of etiquette for the opening ceremony of the new session of Parliament. Lord Chancellor gives the monarch at the time of the electron speech text to speech. After this he departs from the throne, is slowly moving back to higher levels of the pedestal.

In fact, in the UK still has laws that are nothing but a thing of the past. So free Britons are allowed without a fee to pass through London Bridge is a flock of sheep. In addition, the citizen has the opportunity to drive the geese to Cheapside. But a sick person is forbidden to stop a plague on the streets of a taxi.

In addition, there is a law that prohibits the two men having sex in a house where there is a third person. This law was passed in the late 16 th century as a struggle with homosexual brothels that emerged in the major cities of England.

Ten as the most absurd law in Britain is as follows:

1. You can not die in the Houses of Parliament.

2. Placing a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen upside down is an act of treason.

3. A woman in Liverpool has no right to appear topless if the seller is not a tropical fish store.

4. The ban on eating Christmas cake on Christmas day.

5. If in Scotland someone knocks on your door and asks to use your toilet, you must let this man.

6. A pregnant woman in the United Kingdom has the right to relieve themselves in anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet.

7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the king and the tail - the property of the queen.

8. Forbidden not inform tax office that you'd like her not to talk, but can not share with it information about which you do not have anything against the fact that it became the property tax.

9. You can not enter the parliament building in the armor.

10. You can not kill a Scotsman within the perimeter of the ancient city walls - except when he had with a bow and arrow.

Ирина Павликова

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