Getting married into a Royal family can be quite challenging for a regular, this is because Royals go through strict routines when it comes to their dressing, dieting, and everything involved with them. They have to adhere to complicated rules that have been in use for thousands of years. Usually, there is nothing they can do about it, but with recent events that have been happening with Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry, who is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, it seems like she does not follow every rule. This year, 2018 has been such an amazing one for this former Hollywood actress as she not only became a Royal by marriage but also became an expecting mother. While the Royal home has its conducts and traditions, Markle does away with some of them, and she is herself every time we get to see her. Let’s find out the rules the soon-to-be mother has broken since her wedding.
Markle Gave An Autograph
According to the custom of the royal household, members of this family are not eligible to give out autographs to people, especially fans. This is because there is always a lingering fear that their signatures could be forged for illegal purposes. However, Markle who went on a visit with her husband to Cardiff Castle in early January gave a little girl her signature and smiled boldly at her.
She Did Away With Hosiery
Again, Markle did not follow her household's instructions when she stepped out in style in a black dress that revealed some parts of her thighs and knees. The Queen has no problem with this kind of outfit, but she encourages all women to go out with a long black tight, so as not to reveal too much of their legs. As honest as this rule sounds, it seems a bit weird, but if that is what the Queen wants, then she gets it. However, this time around, she did not get it with her new daughter-in-law.
She Looked Casual For A Royal Engagement
One of the many rules of the royal home is that all members must appear neat and polished everywhere they go. It does not matter even if they have to walk down the street, well they would be doing that with a large escort behind. However, even with this rule, Markle once rocked a slightly unkempt bunny to an engagement. This former actress showed that she could still look and feel amazing even when she is not looking extravagant and glamorous.
She Gave A Hug To A Friend
Traditionally hugging Royal members is against due protocols, but Meghan seemed not to mind. Alice Thompson, the co-founder of Scottish social enterprise -Social Bite, met Meghan in 2018. Thompson came to Markle and expressed her profound gratitude to her for speaking to women at the United Nations chapter about self-empowerment back in 2015. She also mentioned that she loved the speech a lot and this gesture ended in a hug.
She Hugged A Little Girl
This was the second time in 2018 that Markle was captured on camera giving a random fan a passionate hug, and this time around it was a little girl. Markle and her husband made an appearance at an event, and fans were taking photos of them as they walked past them. The little girl rushed towards the couple from nowhere to meet Markle, and in reciprocation, she hugged her tightly. Prince Harry was all smiles as he stood close to his wife, admiring her.
She Hugged Another Fan
There was something emotional and sweet about this photo that people could not stop talking about on social media. This was the third time that the Duchess of Sussex gave a little fan a warm hug in the presence of camera and people. According to reports, the young fan may have waited all morning, to catch a glimpse of Markle, and she got a warm hug for such an effort. This time around, she was not with her husband, as he was nowhere in sight.
A Little Girl Slipped The Barricade
Usually, when royals are about to make an appearance or greet the public in general the security measures used include a barricade, to block anyone from coming close. However, a cute little girl found her way past the blockade to the other side and ran as fast as she could to meet Markle, who was dressed in a gorgeous dress. The little girl had on a flowery dress and sandals, and she looked so good with the Duchess.
She Wore All-Black For A Royal Event
One of the rules of the royal home that Markle did not seem to take note of, is the putting on of black clothes to an engagement function. According to the law, all-black outfits are worn to events like memorials or burials, as it is a dull color for them. Instead, they would put on bright colors to events like weddings, birthdays and the likes. There were a lot of photos of the Duchess of Sussex on social media platforms when she rocked all black outfits to a royal engagement, and this surprised everyone.
She Attended A Commonwealth Program
Before and after Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry, she has been bending the rules of the royal household. During the week that her marriage was supposed to take place, Markle attended a summit held by ‘Commonwealth Heads of Government' which is only rightful for full members of the Royal home. At this point, Markle was still the fianceé to the Prince, but that did not stop her from going for the event. Her then-fiance, Prince Harry was in support too and made an appearance alongside Markle at the event.
She Rocked A Cross-Bag
For royals, they live quite a life of strictness that seems to take all the fun away. One of the rules of this home is that the ladies must go out with clutches so that there would be no issues when they have to shake hands. There are various outfits though that a purse might not match, and Markle was quick to show us that when she rocked a cross-bag over her shoulder and made her way through the crowd. This made it very easy for her to smile and wave at people as she walked.
She Gave A Wedding Speech
As a sign of respect and reverence, the royal wives are expected to sit down and do as they are told throughout the wedding ceremony. But a black woman who could make a black preacher preach at the Queen's church is no doubt capable of giving an excellent speech at her wedding. Unlike most royal brides, Markle was able to thank everyone who had supported her throughout the journey. It was a beautiful speech, and everyone was proud of her.
She Loves PDA
As Royals, Markle and her husband Prince Harry are not expected to show love advances or affections towards each other in public, but that did not apply to Markle during a royal forum. In February, they were interviewed on their first Royal Foundation Forum, and the couple could not stop talking and touching each other's hands. People noticed this and even took photos of this magical moment between the couple.