40 Strict Rules Every First Lady Must Follow
The First Lady wears many hats, and we’re not just talking fashion. The First Lady rules her domain in the White House, but not without some rules being placed on her.
Her role as First Lady requires her to be a hostess, party planner, decorator, humanitarian, fashion icon, and more. Along with her duties are a strict set of rules she must abide by while sacrificing her own privacy and personal freedom. Keep reading to find out why there’s so much more to the First Lady behind the façade of glitz and glamour.
She Can’t Open Any Windows in the White House
The First Lady must comply with the rule that windows are not to be opened in the White House by any member of the first family. During the Obama presidency, First Lady Michelle Obama found this rule to be quite difficult to abide by. During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres she said, “I just want some wind in my face.” She has also recounted a time when daughter Sasha Obama opened a window shortly after the first family moved into the White House and that “there were calls,” claiming the incident never happened again.