Ever since Prince Harry announced his engagement to American former actress Meghan Markle, the world was left wondering how this “common” girl would fit into the royal family. She comes from an average family, far from the prim Royal palace. So, people thought she would have to work extra hard to in order to impress the Queen, because without her blessing, she wouldn’t be able to marry Prince Harry. The royal family gave Markle a list of demands which she can’t fulfil meaning she might have sealed her fate.
While it may look like everything is about gowns and glass slippers, being part of the royal family comes with a lot of commitment. For Markle, all this means she would have to put her best performance yet in order to act the part that’s very different from who she really is. She had lived an entirely different life before she got engaged. This is Markle’s second engagement after having been married once before from 2011 to 2013. So people are wondering how long she will last in this life as she must follow the queen’s orders to be married to Harry.
According to Express, Markle will be forced to follow certain royal rules and traditions once she marries Harry and it may be difficult for her.
On top of the hard and fast protocols that come with being a member of the Royal Family, there are also quirks and traditions she will have to get to know.
So what should the Suits actress expect if she marries into the British Royal Family?
The couple will need the permission of the Queen to wed.
This is because of Prince Harry’s position in line to the throne.
The rule dates back to 1701, when the Act of Settlement was passed to prevent a Catholic from getting the crown.
However, rules have been updated so that now the Queen only needs to grant permission to the first six members of the Royal Family – at the moment this is Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew.
Meghan will have to keep her political views private.
The Suits actress has been vocal about political issues in the past, sharing a post to Instagram which appeared to be anti-Brexit, and slating Donald Trump. Members of the Royal Family have no such freedom and are expected to stay politically neutral.
Trying to find out more about Markle’s past isn’t the only reason the world is watching this engagement, it’s also to see how long she lasts in this life once they’re married. She is getting into an entirely different culture and life, far from what’s she is used to, and it may be really hard for her to adjust. We will see over time.