With rumors of a second baby to be coming from Prince William and Kate Middleton, to Prince Harry and Suits actress Meghan Markle going public, there has been a lot of news and activity happening in the royal family lately.
When Prince Charles first married Kate Middleton in 2010, women everywhere were piping up about how there was one more shot at marrying a Prince.
However, as of October 2015, Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan was confirmed. The pair reportedly met when Prince Harry was visiting Toronto in May, where she lives. He was promoting the Invictus Games for Disabled Servicemen.
Sources who are close to the Royal Family have shared that Harry is ‘happier than he’s been for many years.’ It looks like there might be a new royal wedding in the future, but did you know that if Meghan wanted to marry Prince Harry there would be a few peculiar rules that she would have to abide by?
There were a few rocky moments at the beginning of their relationship, with Harry having to release a statement in Meghan’s defense from what he called ‘a wave of abuse and harassment.’
Apart from that, it looks like their relationship is strong and isn’t going anywhere very soon. Harry has reportedly already introduced Meghan to his father Prince Charles, and she will be allowed to attend Pippa Middleton’s marriage to James Matthews.
With all those signs, it’s pretty clear that marriage might be down the road for these love birds. But with that, there will come a series of rules that the actress will have to abide by if she wants to join the Royal Family.
Some of them are more serious than others, and some are just plain confusing. Do you think you would be able to follow these rules in order to marry the one you loved?
If Meghan were to further her relationship with Harry, it’s been rumored that she would leave her life in Canada behind to come live in Kensington, London.
Moving might not be the biggest deal. But Meghan will also have to give up shellfish in order to prevent food poison or allergic reactions.
She will also not be allowed to play the board game Monopoly. I’m serious! Prince Andrew, Duke of York, branded the game ‘too vicious’ to be played by members of the Royal Family in 2008.
If you’ve ever played Monopoly with a competitive family member, you’ll know that this might be for the best. Things can get pretty heated. Giving up seafood and board games might seem like a walk in the park, but what about politics?
Meaghan would no longer be allowed to get into a political discussion. Although Royal Family members can vote, discussion of it would be considered ‘unconstitutional’ and this would extend to Meghan were she to marry Harry.
How do you think Meghan would be able to balance both her royal duties and her work with the United Nations?
She is an Advocate for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women program. Both are very important issues to her. Perhaps she would find a loophole so that she would be able to do both.
So far that’s board games, shellfish, and political discussion that Meghan would have to consider ruling out. Do you think you’re up to being a member of the Royal Family now?
There would also be strict rules regarding where to stand according to ranking within the Royal Family. The Windsors are always sitting or standing in a specific order and Meghan would take her place right next to Prince Harry should the two wed.
Also, rather than becoming simply Meghan Windsor, after the wedding took place, she would also earn the official title Her Royal Highness Princess of Wales.
She would also have to get used to being addressed as ‘ma’am’ pretty much all of the time.
Meghan recently joined Harry in Jamaica to attend another wedding ceremony involving Harry’s school friend Tom Inskip. Extended romance and alone time are leading some sources to believe that a proposal might be coming very soon. But do you think Meghan will be ready to give up Monopoly, shellfish, and political discussions?