Meghan Markle Doesn’t Agree With Some Outdated Royal Rules

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle may have gotten the fairytale wedding most of us have only dreamed of, but what most people don’t realize is that once she got her prince, she had to give up a lot of other things she loved. Like, you know, wearing pants and eating garlic. She also can’t walk in front of the Queen, must drink her tea a certain way, and can’t express her opinions publicly. Hey, who said being a princess is easy?

Markle has been spending a lot of time learning what it means to be a Royal, even receiving some personal lessons from the Queen, but apparently the new Duchess of Sussex is having some difficulty understanding certain royal rules. Or perhaps it might be better to say that she understands what the rules are, but doesn’t seem to get why they’re still around.

A source told People that Markle “has found certain rules in the royal household difficult to understand, like the fact that the Queen prefers women in dresses or skirts rather than trouser suits, and is often asking Harry why things have to be done in a certain way.” She’s apparently frustrated by some of the rules and, based on what I know about Meghan Markle, probably finds some of them to be annoyingly sexist.

It’s funny — part of the appeal of Meghan as a Royal is her humanitarian work and her want to make the world a better place, but it’s probably that same attitude that’s causing her to question so many of the Royal rules. After all, this is the same woman who, at 11 years old, wrote a dish soap company because she thought it’s advertisement was sexist. Even at such a young age, she managed to get the commercial changed and sparked a discussion about how we frame gender in advertising. She’s the type of person who sees a problem and figures out how to fix it.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure how well that’s going to work for her in the Royal world, at least at the present moment. But hey, all outdated rules deserved to be scrutinized, and maybe she’ll be the one who gets the Queen — or one of the future kings — talking about change. TC mark

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