As the reigning monarch, Her Majesty was raised with an understanding of royal rules. But other members of the family are luckier to have grown up without them.
Both Kate and Meghan weren’t exactly on track to become royals until well into adulthood.
And it means they had a lot of catching up to do in the protocol department. In newly resurfaced photos from Meghan’s 2015 holiday trip to Malta, she looks as cheery as ever.
However, her clothes wouldn’t make it past Kensington Palace’s gates.
In those pictures, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan sparkles in a black turtleneck and ripped jeans. It was definitely something that wouldn’t make it to a royal Christmas with the Queen’s approval.
The same goes for her dark nail polish. As that dark nail polish is a unique royal beauty don’t. We doubt Meghan cares much. How was she supposed to know she’d eventually marry a royal?
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Although, it’s not like her entire wardrobe would leave Queen Elizabeth balking.
While she was in Malta, exploring her family roots, she walked down cobblestone streets wearing the same kind of trench style she favours to this day.
Markle wrote at the time on her now-defunct blog, ‘The Tig’:-
“When asked to go to Malta to not only discover the beautiful island, but also the land from which my great grandmother hailed, I said yes without hesitation”.
Also read: Queen Elizabeth Told Meghan To Dress “Less Like A Hollywood Star” And “More Like A Royal”.
“It’s Malta. Honestly, it felt like home, and I definitely want to go back there”.
In addition to using her holiday time to explore.
There, she also wore a Maltese għonnella. It’s a form of women’s headdress that’s unique to the area. Her vacation wardrobe might not be royal holiday-ready today.
But, let’s just hope she re-visits Malta sometime with the Duke of Sussex, Harry and their first born tagging along.