I mean, it's not exactly a walk in the park.
Navigating the endless list of rules of the royal family seems like an impossible task. Whether it’s the pedantic things, like female royals not crossing their legs while sitting down, or the more significant, like not overtly expressing your political opinions, there’s centuries of protocol to keep on top of and apparently, even Meghan Markle is daunted by the task.
A source close to the family told PEOPLE, ‘I think she finds it a little frustrating at times, but this is her new life, and she has to deal with it.’
Ever since marrying into the royal family, there’s been a noticeable Meghan Markle style evolution – refining her California girl style while arguably diminishing the cool factor a little. For somebody as clued into fashion as she seems to be and with celebrity stylist Jessica Mulroney for a best pal, we can imagine the dress code can be a little limiting.
The source revealed that Meghan, ‘has found certain rules in the royal household difficult to understand, like the fact that the Queen prefers women in dresses or skirts rather than trouser suits, and is often asking Harry why things have to be done in a certain way’.
Despite that, Meghan seems to have thrown protocol to the wind and stepped out in a sharp black trouser suit designed by one of her favourite fashion brands: Givenchy. She wore the outfit to an event in Dublin for the Gaelic Athletic Association, accompanied by her husband Prince Harry whose menswear look paled in comparison.
Here’s hoping that Meghan is able to find a compromise, finding a middle ground between the traditions of the palace and a fresh millennial perspective to help drive the monarchy into this century. And if she starts crossing her legs more and makes a trouser suit her signature look, we’re certainly here for it.