Queen Elizabeth is well known for her very old fashioned ways.
The royals have long been accustomed to being expected to behave in a very certain, refined way. And that includes the vernacular that they use.
Royals are held to a higher standard than us peasants. Which means there are certain things we do that they can’t get away with. Such as show public displays of affection, even with their spouse. Rumor has it they are not permitted to touch non-royals. They are not permitted to wear fur. And they cannot leave the table until the Queen has finished her meal. More HERE.
The 91 year old monarch is known to be extremely picky about which words she uses, and when.
If you ever come face to face with the Queen there is ONE word in particular you are going to want to avoid. That word is PREGNANT!
According to US Weekly, the Queen finds the word PREGNANT to be a vulgar word. She prefers the term, “in the family way.” The term is super old school and dying out, but the Queen considers it to be more polite.
Kate Middleton is a few months into her third pregnancy, with the Queens 6th great grandchild. Hopefully she will be able to avoid the term for fear of scandalizing the Queen!