13 things Americans need to know about Britain and the royal family

E!'s The Royals might be entertaining, but it's spreading some confusing rumours about life as a member of the British monarchy

E! is popping on a crown to smile and wave tonight, when The Royals makes its UK debut.

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The glossy American drama following a fictional royal family is fun, silly and surprisingly entertaining, but it’s also rife with all sorts of misconceptions about Brits and our monarchy. 

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From bongs, guns and knicker-less princesses to French maids and the PM’s pie, it’s time we cleared a few things up…