Megan Markle has officially been a part of the royal family for three months. In just shy of 100 days, the new Duchess of Sussex has appeared to step into the role of royalty with grace and gumption. As a former actress, Megan was used to following rules and direction. But when it came to her personal life, she was a rather free spirit. Since becoming a part of the Royal Family, that free spirit has had to work around Royal protocols.
Before Royalty, Meghan celebrated life to the fullest; well she wasn’t working on her hit television series, Suits, she was traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. Whether she was at the beach, in a vineyard, or traveling through ancient cities, one thing was clear: Megan Markle loved the spontaneous and adventurous life!
When she met Prince Harry in 2016, she had no idea that only two years later she would be his wife and a member of the worlds most famous an iconic family: the British Royal Family.
Shortly after Harry and Megan‘s relationship went public, Megan had to make major adjustments to her lifestyle. She could no longer freely post what she wanted on social media. She also had a blog called “The Tig” that she later had to take down indefinitely. Before she was even a part of the Royal Family, she was learning the rules and protocols. The world has witnessed Megan transitioned from American commoner to British royalty and the journey has been one thing: mesmerizing. She’s found herself in iconic moments in history; moments that will forever be remembered as groundbreaking and momentous.
Only two months after marrying Prince Harry, Megan accompanied her grandmother-in-law, the Queen, on an overnight stay to Chester. If there was ever a time to put her Royal practices to the test, it was then. Megan learned a lot on her solo venture with Her Majesty. But one thing she didn’t expect to learn was that the Queen determined when the day was over; that’s right- Meghan had a bedtime, and it was on the Queen’s clock.
As a 36-year-old woman, Megan was not one to have a bedtime. But in the midst of the Queen, Megan was only allowed to turn in for the night once Queen Elizabeth had decided the night was over for everyone. One of the Queen’s private secretary’s, Sir William Heseltine, revealed that when in the presence of the queen, no one can go to bed before her. Going to sleep before the queen is simply considered “in bad form.” Megan learned that on her first trip in Chester when the two had their first overnight trip.
Surely, going to bed only after Queen Elizabeth goes to bed wasn’t terrible for just one night. It’s unlikely that Megan will have several overnight trips with the Queen, but when she does she now knows to follow her Majesty’s bedtime.
Oh, how things have changed for free-spirit Meghan. What do you think of the Duchess of Sussex journey into royalty? Let us know in the comment section on Facebook!