Meghan Markle shares first solo engagement with Queen
Meghan Markle stepped out for her first solo royal engagement with Queen Elizabeth following her royal wedding to Prince Harry. The public outing is the first time that the new Duchess has been seen with the Queen without any other members of the royal family.
Of royal commands, excursions and, of course, becoming an official member of the royal family, Meghan Markle has a lot to get used to it in the last few months.
And a tradition which they may have to get used to is the extension of her bedtime.
According to Sir William Heseltine — one of the Queen’s private secretaries, — to stay with her Majesty, the members of the royal family must wait until the Queen retires to bed, even before they start the seeds.
He explained that it considered “bad form” to go to bed for her Majesty.
In an interview for the book, “The royal family in Australia,” Sir William revealed: “nobody felt the right to go to bed before the Queen.”
And while the tradition is something Meghan Markle may have to take now an official royal, according to Sir William, it was something Princess Diana could.
“For Diana, the long royal nights were an agony,” he explained.
“There would be an hour or so in the living room with everyone sitting around making a call, and nobody felt the right to go to bed before the Queen.
“And Diana was driven to such extremes that they apologize and go to bed, which was thought to be in somewhat bad shape, going to bed for the Queen.”
The bedtime tradition is not the only thing The Duchess of Sussex.
Last month, Twitter users claimed Meghan had violated royal protocol after an Irish politician suggested the 36-year-old was pleased with Ireland’s abortion referendum result.
According to the website of the BRITISH Parliament: “Although it is not prohibited by law, it is considered unconstitutional for the Monarch to vote in an election.”
Reports also surfaced earlier this week that should Meghan pregnant, she is probably not allowed to have a baby shower.
According to royal expert Victoria Arbiter, throwing an elaborate baby shower is unheard of for members of the British monarchy.
While the royals are “very rich … a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate … there is nothing they can not go out and buy themselves,” she said to Daily Mail.
This article originally appeared in The Sun.