You’re not supposed to touch them (5/8)

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A shocking tradition of British royal protocol with ancient roots, the rule is not necessarily enforced but is upheld by every British official that works with the Royal Family. However, several visiting dignitaries from foreign countries have famously broken this rule. One such example of this was in 2008, when the United States president, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama visited the United Kingdom. In a move that drew much press attention, Michelle famously reached out and gave the Queen a hug, which the Queen gracefully reciprocated.

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