When Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry at the end of 2017, she thought that her fairytale came true. But now, unfortunately for her, she just realized that she isn’t quite the royal princess that she sees herself to be.
Daily Mail reported that the actress just found out that she can’t borrow any jewelry from the Queen’s royal collection because the privilege of wearing this jewelry is reserved only for members of the Royal family and married women.
This means that while Markle’s future sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, can wear tiaras at state functions, and Markle will have to wait months for this honor, after the royal wedding in May.
Etiquette expert and Royal Butler Grant Harrold explained the significance of the privilege to wear the royal jewels.
He said: “For married ladies, it was a sign of status and would show you were taken and not looking for a husband. For the gentleman, it was a clear sign not to make advances toward the lady in question.”
However, Markle may never get to wear these jewels after a clip from her past that put the royal wedding in jeopardy. The British royal family is trying to remain strictly politically neutral, which is why they were furious when a 2016 video surfaced of Markle bashing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. When asked out Trump’s momentum in the election could be slowed down, Markle didn’t hold back her opinion.
She replied: “It’s really the moment that I go, we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada. I mean come on, if that’s the reality we are talking about, come on, that is a game changer in terms of how we move in the world here.”
And she continued: “Yes, of course, Trump is divisive. Think about just female voters alone. I think it was in 2012, the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points. That’s a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is and so vocal about it, that’s a huge chunk of it. You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary because she’s a woman, but certainly, because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”