Table of contents:
- Unflattering background
- May wedding
- Childbirth in another clinic and no access to journalists
- Strict dress code is not for Meghan
- Woman comes first
- Meghan Markle
For a long time, among British monarchs, Prince Harry was considered the main troublemaker: the queen's youngest grandson could fly to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, play undressing billiards there and fulfill the "gentleman's duty" to hotel guests. It seemed that the meeting with Meghan Markle settled him down, but in the end, it was after the wedding that the couple abandoned their duties and privileges and moved to the United States. So now the status of the most rebellious and far from conventions relative of the queen goes to Markle.
And today, on her birthday, we invite you to remember how Megan broke royal traditions.
Surely the acquaintance with the future wife of Prince Harry did not make Elizabeth II too happy. Megan comes from a simple, and even unfriendly family: parents divorced and do not maintain a relationship; her father Tom and sister Samantha regularly give scandalous interviews, sell Markle's personal letters to the press and accuse her of being arrogant. And only mother Doria Ragland keeps royal calm and helps her daughter and son-in-law with her grandson Archie.
The professional past, too, cannot be called exemplary: the future Duchess of Sussex starred in entertaining TV shows and became famous for her role as Rachel Zane in the TV series Force Majeure, in which she participated, including in explicit scenes.
Finally, before meeting with Prince Harry, Meghan had already been married to producer and director Trevor Engelson and divorced him due to constant separations during filming.
Meghan and Prince Harry showed their "frivolous" attitude to traditions even when choosing a wedding date. Since the reign of Queen Victoria, there has been an unspoken and undeniable rule among British monarchs: you cannot go down the aisle in May. In Great Britain there is even an analogue of our "Marry in May - toil all my life" - Marry in May, and rue the day.
Prince Harry and his wife violated the prescription of his famous great-great-great-grandmother and were married on May 19, 2018.
Childbirth in another clinic and no access to journalists
Children of Princess Diana and Kate Middleton were born at St. Mary's Hospital in London. Megan went against tradition here too and gave birth to her first child in Portland Hospital in London. Another important custom was the appearance of the newly-made mother with the baby to the photographers a few hours after the birth. Markle never approved of this "unhealthy" approach, and was the first to communicate with the press to send Prince Harry. While the happy father shared his impressions, his wife and Archie rested and got to know each other. The entire family appeared in front of the journalists only two days after the birth of the baby.
Kissing in public
If Kate Middleton rudely scolds Prince William even for innocent stroking, then Megan and Prince Harry love to hug and hold hands, not hiding from others. And from their romantic kisses in public, you can collect a whole photo gallery: after such tenderness, who will doubt the strong feelings of our heroes?
Strict dress code is not for Meghan
A separate item on the list of Megan's "rebellions" is a strict dress code. The Duchess of Sussex did not want to adhere to the rules and often violated the regulations: she could do a manicure in a dark palette, instead of stockings she used "liquid tights
Woman comes first
Megan not only supports the ideas of feminism, she shows by personal example that she is not ready to remain in the shadow of her beloved man. Attentive fans of the couple more than once noticed how the Duchess of Sussex gently and at the same time imperiously pushed Prince Harry aside and walked forward so as not to get lost behind him at public events. It is not surprising that now it is Markle who is considered the "instigator" of "Megsite" and the split in the royal family.