Queen banned from dancing due to 150-year-old rule about Royal Albert Hall

The Queen and other members of the royal family are banned from dancing due to a secret 150-year-old rule about the Royal Albert Hall.

The famous London venue has a historic document that prevents members of The Firm dancing in the royal box.

The Royal Albert Hall's CEO Craig Hassall explained: "It’s in the constitution, you are not allowed."

The rule has only ever been close to being broken once in its existence when Nelson Mandela was guest of honour at a concert in 1996.

During the event called Two Nations Celebrate, Phil Collins, Tony Bennett and Quincy Jones all featured, reports The Mirror.

The concert was in celebration of Mandela's arrival in the UK for a four-day state visit.

The Queen, her son Prince Charles and Mandela’s daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini were in the audience for the concert that raised money for the Prince’s Trust.

Artistic Director Lucy Noble told the RocknRoll Business podcast: "The entire Royal Family were here in the Queen’s box with Nelson Mandela.

"It was a complete party atmosphere – the whole Royal Albert hall was up dancing.

"But there is this policy in the Queen’s box that you can’t dance. They were all sat there. But Nelson Mandela gets up and does this really cool dancing.

"Then the Queen stood up and held her handbag and just stood there. It was hilarious, that moment."

This year the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee – marking a 70-year-long reign which includes several defining moments of British history.

She has been the UK's Head of State since 1952 when she was aged just 25, immediately taking the throne after her father's death.

During her time on the throne she has met some incredible people and has seen 14 Prime Minister serve under her.

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