We did not see this coming...
Meghan Markle has fitted seamlessly into the royal family from the moment she started dating Prince Harry, from bonding with the Queen’s corgis to getting an early invite to spend Christmas at Sandringham with the Windsors.
And now that the couple have tied the knot, Meghan is officially a royal, with the Queen giving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the titles, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as a wedding present.
Since becoming a royal, Meghan has made some noticeable changes, deleting her social media pages, wearing tights to public engagements, and curtsying to both the Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth on the regular.
While these are considered normal changes to make as a ‘commoner’ entering the royal family, some of Meghan’s changes aren’t exactly required by protocol.
The most surprising? Her handwriting.
It appears that Meghan’s handwriting has changed since she has become a royal, going from controlled italic writing with dominant loops and large letters to more of an informal scrawl, spotted on her royal tour to Ireland this week as she signed a welcome book.
But what’s the reason behind it? According to handwriting analyst Tracy Trussell of Hand Right, it’s got a lot to do with Meghan’s romantic side.
‘The little hook at the start of her capital “M” reveals that once she has set her heart on something, nothing will stop her until she’s satisfied her goal,’ Trussell explained to the Daily Mail. ‘Her handwriting suggests she is a romantic, passionate and devoted woman, who will need the protection of the man she loves.’
Whether that’s true or not, it’s safe to say that the Duchess of Sussex’s handwriting has dramatically changed.
Maybe handwriting is one of Meghan’s lessons in her six months of Princess lessons, with the Duchess undertaking 24 weeks of royal etiquette classes.
What’s going to change next?