When it comes to rules, Her Majesty has many of them. And she expects each one to be followed carefully.
For instance, Queen Elizabeth has certain dress codes. Some are based on formality, while others are based upon her personal preferences.
The Queen also has strict rules regarding food that can or cannot be served in her presence. The British royal family members have always been diligent at obeying the present reigning monarch’s long list of rules and regulations. Well, at least, for the most part.
However, in the months since the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan married the Duke of Sussex, Harry, it seems as if his grandmother is a little more lenient. Now, what all royal traditions, according to you, has Queen Elizabeth broken for the soon-to-be mother, Meghan?
Queen Elizabeth invites Meghan’s mother to royal gatherings.
Earlier, when someone married into the royal family, their own relatives were typically not invited to private family events. Kate Middleton’s family, for instance, does not receive invites to exclusive dinners or other gatherings that are meant for royals only.
However, for Meghan’s first Christmas as an official family member, the Queen extended an invitation to her mother, Doria Ragland, to spend Christmas with the family at their estate in Sandringham.
Her Majesty readily allows Meghan to wear fashion that break royal rules.
Royals are known for adhering to a very specific set of dress codes. Precisely, at official engagements. Skirts must be at least to the knee, women must always wear pantyhose, absolutely no dark nail polish and shoulders are always to be covered.
But, in the past year, we have seen Meghan breaking every single one of these rules with her outfit choices. And Queen Elizabeth didn’t really say a word about it. Seems like she realises how great her granddaughter-in-law looks.
Meghan Markle’s baby shower was quite a celebrity event.
Well, we all already know that Meghan travelled to New York City to attend a baby shower. The baby shower was held in her honour by her closest friends. Fans and photographers lined up in the streets to catch a glimpse of the glowing mother-to-be.
Typically, royal mothers-to-be do not have such high-profile baby showers, if at all they even have one. Baby showers aren’t really a British tradition. So, if a member of the royal family does have such a celebration, it is held behind palace doors and is extremely quiet and low-key.
It could very well be that the Queen is just feeling a little more accommodating these days. Or maybe, she trusts Meghan to make her own decisions without having to adhere to royal protocol.