In this case, let us reassure you - the Royal family is still human, and they do enjoy dessert very much, just like every last one of us. They would actively avoid the word dessert because the word is associated with middle or below middle class. The higher classes refer to it as pudding, even if the dish at hand is cake or souffle.
Perfume is another word for the lower classes. The Royals wouldn't be caught dead wearing perfume, let alone fragrance. Instead, they spray on a scent. And if they'd compliment you about your perfume, they would say they like your scent. How odd!
The proud English they are, here is another word of foreign descent they don't use. A patio is a paved area of the backyard, but this word came from Spanish. The Royals would use the word terrace instead.
Our list is full of surprises. You'd imagine that refreshments is the most polite way to describe snacks, isn't it? The thing is, these are only served at middle-class events. When snacks are served at a Royal event or at any other upper-class gathering, they would only be referred to as food and drink.
It's pretty ironic that the one family who is Posh with the capital P won't say posh. There is some mystery regarding the exact etymological origins of the word, but it's clear that it's a slang word, mainly used in British English. It's not that the royals are oblivious to their poshness, pretending not to notice that they are. It's just that they prefer the word smart, that's all.
We're starting to get a little tired of discussing classes, as it seems like such an outdated notion, but we are big fans of language history and etymology, so here's to another class-related item on the list. While the lower classes will attend a do, and middle classes will attend a function, the Royals (having the sweetest lives) will go to a party. Personally, we're hosting a PARTAY and everyone is welcome.
There are furnishings worthy for a Royal behind, and there are furnishings that will never see the backside of a Royal. It's that simple. A couch, for instance, will never accommodate an upper-class derriere. Why is that, you ask? Well, that's an honor saved not for the settee, not for a chaise longue, but for a sofa alone.