Things are going to change for Meghan Markle now that she is married to Prince Harry and officially known as the Duchess of Sussex، Western Daily Press reported.
The former Suits actress is used to the limelight but not like this and she will have to adjust to a new life which in many ways will see her freedom restricted.
Below we list some of the things she can't do anymore after the royal wedding - some are not a big deal، while others are more serious.
The royal wedding took place on Saturday، May 19، when Prince Harry and the Hollywood actress tied the knot.
Meghan will have been preparing to spend her life abiding by rules specifically set for Britain’s Royal Family.
She’s already turned down the offer of a selfie during a previous royal engagement with Prince Harry، but saying no will have to become the norm from now on، the Mirror reports.
Perhaps the hardest thing she’ll have to become accustomed to though is being surrounded by top security at all times. Casually popping out alone is a thing of the past.
Here are all the things in which the new Duchess of Sussex is banned from doing:
1 – Selfies
1 – Selfies
Clearly a quick learner، during her first public walkabout in Nottingham with Prince Harry، not only did Meghan work the crowd like a professional، but she also politely told one couple “we’re not allowed to do selfies.”
As for why this has become part of royal protocol، US ambassador Matthew Barzun was able to shed some light in 2014، after having a meeting with Her Majesty - who is reportedly not a fan.
He told Tatler magazine: “She was essentially saying، ‘I miss eye contact’.”
2 - Going out alone She walked into St George’s Chapel alone، but the Duchess of Sussex won’t be able to roam freely as a Royal.
Now that she’s officially part of the royal family، casually popping out by herself is a thing of the past.
Meghan will have to have security around her at all times when she’s out in public.
She was already well-known as an actress، but by marrying Prince Harry she’s become famous globally.
3 - Social media She was the queen of savvy self-promotion، complementing her acting career with a carefully-curated Instagram page and lifestyle blog.
From her thoughtful and intelligent tweets to her opinions on food، there was very little about her life that Meghan didn’t share with her fans.
But Saturday marked the end of an era.
Meghan had already deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts in January، after getting rid of her blog The Tig last April.
But now there’s no going back.
4 - Vote On the parliament website، under the question ‘Can the queen vote،’ it says: “Although not prohibited by law، it is considered unconstitutional for the Monarch to vote in an election.”
As Head of State، the Queen has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters، unable to vote or stand for election.
However، Her Majesty does have important ceremonial and formal roles in relation to the government of the UK.
Although this only applies directly to the Queen، all members of the royal family are said to abide by this، according to The Sun.
5- Short hemlines Meghan has dressed in a classy and conservative way since she began attending royal engagements، and it is thought this will continue.
6 - Signing autographs Members of the royal family are banned from signing autographs.
Apparently، the royals aren’t allowed to sign their name for admirers because of a safety measure.
The rule is in place to avoid the signatures of royals being forged، and they all have to follow the anti-fraud policy.