When you see Princess Kate coming, don’t you just want to be able to stand beside her and get a quick selfie if only security would let you close enough? The Royal Family is a sight to behold and people love having memorabilia from the moment when they were within five feet of the family. But there is one thing that you just can’t get.

Have you ever wondered why the Royal Family isn’t prone to give autographs? Have you ever gotten close enough to someone from the Royal Family to ask for an autograph? One time, Prince Charles was asked by a fan and he simply said, “Sorry, they don’t allow me to do that.”

There are occasions though. You can purchase an autographed picture of a royal if they are deceased. Their business name is no longer active and it can do no harm.

Count Lennart Bernadotte, Grandson of Sweden’s King Gustaf V and his wife Sonja

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So, he looks like he’s in his 60s and she’s in her 20s. That’s how the Royal Family rolls sometimes. He wasn’t playing around. But this is one example of an autograph from a royal. Of course, this is a different royal family and the same rules may not even apply.

Long story short, being in the Royal Family isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Oh sure, you’re rich and you get to go to the best places in the world. But you really don’t have as much freedom as you think. For instance, when’s the last time Elizabeth II had someone beheaded? It’s simply not good for PR and they won’t allow it.

The rules keep the Royal Family from scribbling down their autographs all over the place and then people can learn to forge them. But as we’ve learned, there are celebrities who have a different signature for their autographs than the actual one they use for business.

Royals also break protocol sometimes. One time Prince Charles was addressed by Cornwall flood victims: “Can I be really cheeky please sir and can I have your autograph for my young son Tom? I’m not sure if you do autographs but it would make his day?” For that one, Charles signed “Charles 2010.”

A Signature Of Queen Elizabeth II

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But as you’ll see, it’s not signed Elizabeth Alexandra Mary from the House of Windsor. It’s signed Elizabeth R with the year. That’s not a signature anyone can use for any fraudulent means and that’s just another way how the Royal Family is protected.

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