After announcing her engagement to Prince Harry last month, the couple have quickly locked in their May 2018 wedding date, and confirmed plans for Meghan to break tradition and spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham.
Now the race is on for Meghan to get schooled in the ways of the royals – and it’s going to be a steep learning curve.
While she won’t need to go the way of Tassie-born Princess Mary who famously learnt Danish after falling in love with Prince Frederik of Denmark, the Suits actress will have to adopt a whole new manner of speaking.
According to insiders, Meghan will need to make sure she doesn’t use the word ‘toilet’ or ‘bathroom’, but instead excuse herself to the ‘lavatory’.
She’ll also have to get used to getting comfy on the ‘sofa’ rather than the ‘couch’, and there could be more formal training in the future.
“In public life, you need to be a confident speaker, which we have seen Miss Markle doing very well during the engagement interview,” news.com.au reports former butler and theroyalbutler.co.uk etiquette guide Grant Harrold saying.
“As far as being coached on what to say, this would be something that would be discussed with the Royal Household.”
Royal insiders say Christmas will be one of the first big tests for Meghan, with Vogue reporting that Christmas with the Queen is so regimented, attendees are given timetables and room maps when they arrive on Christmas Eve.
“The royal family does enjoy dressing up during the festive holiday,” Claudia Joseph, author of How to Dress Like a Princess told Vogue.
“She will need everything from evening gowns, day dresses, and smart suits to casual wear for the Boxing Day shoot. On Christmas Day alone, she will be expected to change five times.”
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