But probably should have…
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.
Meghan may have only been a Duchess for less than a year, but you wouldn’t think it by looking ah her, with the former Suits actress undergoing Princess lessons to learn the etiquette, changing things about herself from her handwriting to her wardrobe - wearing tights to public engagements.
There are some things however that the Duchess won’t be changing no matter her title, from closing her car door behind herself to being unafraid to give feminist speeches on the regular.
It has emerged this week that there is one more thing that Meghan hasn’t changed about herself since her Suits days, and it came from Meghan herself.
In a personal letter from the Duchess to her father, leaked to the press this week by Thomas Markle, Meghan tells him that she has not changed her phone number since joining the royal family.
‘You haven't reached out to me since the week of our wedding, and while you claim you have no way of contacting me, my phone number has remained the same,’ Meghan wrote in the five-page letter.
‘This you know. No texts, no missed called, no outreach from you - just more global interviews you’re being paid to do and say harmful and hurtful things that are untrue.’
While refreshingly normal, we are surprised that Meghan has kept the same phone number.
Royals - they’re just like us!
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