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Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Royal Pregnancies

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13. Buckingham Palace Couldn't Say The Word 'Pregnant'
A then-Princess Elizabeth sent British press into a frenzy when she shared she was pregnant for the first time in 1948. Well, maybe not "shared." The royals didn't do pregnancy announcements back then because it was seen as improper, and instead Buckingham Palace shared a vague statement like, "Princess Elizabeth will not undertake any public engagements for the next several months," according to The New York Times.

Announcing a pregnancy was seen as taboo because anything that had to do with the bedroom — from underclothing to relations — was seen as extremely private and improper to bring up in public.