Meghan Markle Will Be Restricted From Doing A Bunch Of Things After Wedding

It's no easy task joining the Royal family, but if a person is ever granted that opportunity, they have some pretty strict rules to follow.

As the date for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding edges closer, the former Suits actor is quickly grappling with what she can and can't do.

First and foremost, her social media is pretty much over.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

Credit: Meghan Markle/Instagram

While she hasn't posted anything on her Instagram since April, Ms Markle is likely to join Harry, Will and Kate on the Kensington Royal account, which is where the couple shared their engagement photos.

The account is used to help show what the young Royals are up to, their charity work, as well as official engagements around the UK and the world.

Meghan can also say goodbye to selfies - well, she actually already has.

The Daily Mirror's Royal correspondent Victoria Murphy revealed that during an engagement in Nottingham, the 36-year-old politely declined a request for a photo. She wrote on Twitter: "Meghan is learning the royal ropes already, telling one couple who asked for a selfie in Nottingham today: 'We're not allowed to do selfies'."

U.S. ambassador Matthew Barzun told Tatler magazine in 2014 that the Queen isn't a fan of the classic selfie, adding that she finds them 'disconcerting' and 'strange'.

Another aspect of Royal life is the lack of privacy.

Prince Harry grew up with security looking after him around the clock, but Meghan will have to get used to the idea of not being able to go anywhere by herself. You never see the Duchess of Cambridge nipping around town by herself, so Meghan can count down the days until she can no longer nip to Tesco for some ice cream.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

Credit: Meghan Markle/Instagram

She can also Royal wave away autographs, as it's not allowed for anyone at Buckingham Palace to sign anything. It's feared that someone might be able to replicate the signature for unscrupulous activity.

According to Cosmopolitan, Prince Charles broke the rules and gave his John Hancock to a victim of the Cornwell floods in 2010.

While Ms Markle is from the US, she won't be allowed to vote in any UK elections or side with any particular political party or candidate.

The Parliament's website says: "Although not prohibited by law, it is considered unconstitutional for the Monarch to vote in an election."

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

Credit: Meghan Markle/Instagram

So, if the Queen isn't chucking her voting form in on election day, you can be sure that the rest of them won't be bucking the trend.

Joining the Royal family also means tonnes of fashion rules or tips, such as natural coloured nail polish only, no sheer or see through dresses, no bare legs, no wedged high heels around the Queen, no carrying giant purses and even no crossing her legs while she's seated.

That's a lot to take on, but she seems to be taking to the role like a duck to water.

Sources: Cosmopolitan, UK Parliament, Hello!

Featured Image Credit: PA

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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