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Here’s the royal protocol that Meghan Markle is allowed to break

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  • And the sweet sign that she has been accepted into the royal family

    Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went public with their relationship last November, there have been countless signs that she’s a hit with the royal family.

    It seems that the Suits actress has been accepted into the royal fold, with Meghan treated differently to most royal partners.

    Just weeks after their relationship went public, Kensington Palace released an official letter about Prince Harry’s concerns for her safety, requesting privacy for the couple – a very public and unprecedented move.

    Since then, Meghan has been introduced to the whole family: Prince William, Kate Middleton and of course Prince Charles. It was only last month, however, that things ramped up a notch, with Meghan introduced to the Queen on Mother’s Day, winning the monarch’s royal blessing – poor Kate Middleton had to wait years for a formal introduction with Queen Liz.

    The Queen is ‘fully supportive’ of the pair, and is ‘delighted to see Harry in a loving relationship,’ a source from Buckingham Palace told Us Weekly. ‘She’s very much been accepted into the family. They are so happy to see Harry happy.’

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    The extended family also seems to have welcomed Meghan into the fold, with Pippa Middleton extending an invite to her wedding reception next month, although due to the ‘no bling no bring’ rule, the actress won’t be able to attend the ceremony.

    The most telling sign, however, that Meghan Markle has been officially accepted is that she is now officially allowed to break royal protocol.

    Most guests visiting Kensington Palace have to come armed with multiple forms of identification and a formal invitation from the person in question that they are visiting, however Meghan Markle is now exempt from the rule and can turn up whenever she likes.

    The actress is now merely ‘waved right through’ the gates at Kensington Palace.

    ‘Harry has made it clear she’s to be treated like everyone else who lives there,’ a source explained.

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