The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made no secret of the fact that they are very excited for their upcoming trip ‘Down Under.’
Kensington Palace said on Twitter recently: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn. The tour will fall on the occasion of @InvictusSydney 2018. (sic)"
Naturally, a journey of that scope demands quite a bit of planning, and Meghan has gotten a jump on getting her wardrobe together. When gathering the various ensembles she will appear in during her official duties, she made one unconventional choice that has forced Harry to step in and veto her decision.
Now, people all over the world are wondering why. A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Meghan is being told she needs to stop dressing like a Hollywood star and start dressing like a royal.
"Meghan wanted to wear a tuxedo-style suit but Harry said it wasn't traditional enough."
According to the Daily Mail, “Prince Harry fully shut down Meghan’s hope to wear a Stella McCartney suit to an event on the tour. Apparently, he asked her to ditch the tux because of Queen Elizabeth II’s affinity for dresses and skirts when it comes to female attire in the royal family.”
“Meghan’s penchant for cigarette trousers and stylish flares … is said to be barely tolerated by Royal aides, who want her to stick to the traditional demure skirts and opaque tights,” the Mail states.
And if there’s one thing Meghan is learning - sometimes the hard way - that the Queen has final say on most things. And choices she made during her former life as an American and a Hollywood actress just won’t fly now that she’s a Royal.
Let’s just hope that the Duchess finds a way to maintain her individuality while still complying with rules that are based on centuries of tradition and decorum. As her late mother-in-law Princess Diana found out, that’s the best way to stay in good graces with the family.