Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well aware that on May 19th, American Meghan Markle married Prince Harry. To most of us, this seems like a dream come true. A normal, American girl who started out as just an actress became a duchess. It might seem like all luxury and Prince Charming, but Meghan’s life really is about to change in some negative ways too.
Here are 10 Rules that Meghan Markle now has to follow that most of us could never:
1. No Selfies
Yep, no selfies. This means you couldn’t whip out the puppy filter with your friends, and you couldn’t take endless amounts of pictures of yourself until you finally get the perfect one for Instagram.
2. No Miniskirts
Hemlines can be no higher than an inch or two above the knee. So if you really want to be royalty, you’re gonna have to throw out your favorite short sundresses and skirts.
3. Dinner time is at 8:30
The Queen is known for sticking to a very strict royal schedule, and this includes dinner from 8:30 to 10. Prince Harry might be a catch, but I’m not sure if he’d be worth me starving from lunch until 8:30.
4. Meghan Can’t Vote
Royals are expected to not discuss specific political views, and they don’t vote. I don’t know about you, but the only way I’d be able to keep my views to myself would be if I were locked away for the rest of my life.
5. No Monopoly
Okay I’ll admit, I could live without this one… but it was too weird to not mention. The royal family is forbidden from playing the board game because apparently the games would get “too vicious.”
6. The Duchess Slant
The term “duchess slant” describes the way that Kate Middleton sits with her knees and ankles together, slanted to one side. Meghan is expected to do the same as it only shows the sides of your legs and protects your modesty. The idea of always having to think when you’re just trying to sit down sounds like too much to me.
7. No Crossbody Bags
Royals always have to carry a clutch instead of a purse, because a clutch is a way for royals to avoid shaking hands. So that means no cute purses and crossbody bags… convenience doesn’t seem to matter to the royal family.
8. No Shellfish
For centuries, the Royal Family has not been allowed to have shellfish to avoid getting food poisoning. No more California rolls, lobster, or shrimp… yeah, this whole “royal” thing is starting to not sound so good…
9. No colored nail polish
Queen Elizabeth thinks that any nail color other than pale colors are cheap looking. That means those dark winter nails or bright summer nails have got to go.
10. No tiara until 6 pm
Yeah no, I’m still jealous of her. Any amount of time wearing a beautiful tiara sounds good to me.