13 Royal Rules Meghan Markle Must Follow
Now that she’s the Duchess of Sussex, she has a whole new set of rules to learn.
Follow traditional tea etiquette
Yes, there is a proper way to drink tea and of course, the royal family is required to do it that way. You have to use your thumb and index finger to hold the top handle and support the cup at the bottom with your middle finger. Also, you always have to sip from the same spot so the entire rim of the cup doesn’t have lipstick stains on it. At least the royals get a tea time at all! Count it among the many bizarre perks of the royal family.
She has to wait for Harry the enter the room first
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The royal family always enters a room in the order of precedence. Meghan will have to wait until after Harry to enter a room. The order is Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip, Her Majesty’s husband), the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton), and then the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle).
As a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle has to take a neutral stance when it comes to politics—that means no voting. All members of the royal family are allowed to vote, but it is a tradition that they abstain. Yes, being a royal comes with privileges and restrictions, like these words you will never, ever hear the royal family say.