Meghan Markle broke royal protocol with an old Hollywood habit during her visit to Cardiff Castle in Wales this past week. A lot of royal observers are surprised that no one informed Meghan of this very important rule, despite the fact that she was with her fiancé Prince Harry.
Apparently, Meghan gave a 10-year-old fan her autograph, which is something the royal family is forbidden from doing. The long-standing rule is in place because the palace is worried that someone might possibly forge a member of the royal family’s signature and that would cause nothing but problems for them. Whenever someone like Kate Middleton is asked for her autograph, she has no choice but to smile and politely decline the request.
Yes, Meghan Markle isn’t an official member of the royal family just yet, but a lot of people are surprised that no one has informed her of this very important rule. But then again, she is still in her “princess training” period. Now that the media has picked up on it, it might be the first and last time that Meghan will ever sign her autograph for a fan. Meghan might have been doing this for years, but Queen Elizabeth doesn’t want the royal family to act like they are big Hollywood stars or celebrities. It’s just something that Meghan will have to adjust to.
Of course, this won’t be the first or last time that fans will be seeing Meghan Markle breaking royal protocol. She’s already proven that she plans on doing things her way, regardless of what her critics have to say about it. Even her appearances in public with Prince Harry prove that she has a more relaxed approached to her royal duties. What’s more, Meghan has also said that she is very eager to learn as much as she can in the next couple of months. It’s without a doubt that Meghan wants to prove to everyone that she has what it takes to become a royal.
Still, Meghan’s road to royalty will be an uphill battle. As a Hollywood actress and an outsider, it’s without a doubt that she’ll be making plenty of mistakes. So far neither Prince Harry nor Meghan Markle have made any comments about the controversy. In the meantime, don’t forget to check back with CDL for all the latest news and updates on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle along with the entire royal family right here.
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