Meghan Markle has to follow a certain bedtime routine that Princess Diana found difficult when she stayed with the Queen
Meghan might be new to the royal family but that does not exempt her from following the royal bedtime rule when staying with the Queen but her late mother-in-law felt it was agony.
Meghan Markle has to abide by a number of rules when it comes to the royal family and among all, there might be one because of while she will have to extend her bedtime. According to Sir William Heseltine, who has been one of the Queen’s private secretaries, there is a strict rule that the royal members of the family follow when staying with Queen Elizabeth. and that happens to be the time when they decide to go to bed. He states that every other royal family member must wait for the Queen to go to bed before they also head out and call it a day. He states that it is considered a "bad form" if any of the Royals decide to leave the room to go to bed before the Queen does.
As reported by The Sun, Sir William reveals this information in his book, 'The Royals in Australia'. "Nobody felt it right to go to bed before the Queen did," he said. While Meghan will have to adapt to this and make some changes to her sleep schedule, it so happened that her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana found it very hard to stay up and follow this routine. “For Diana the long royal evenings were agony,” he explained in his book.
“There’d be an hour or so in the sitting room of everyone sitting around making conversation, and nobody felt it right to go to bed before the Queen did," he said. "And Diana was driven to such extremes that she’d excuse herself and go to bed, which was thought to be rather a bad form, going to bed before the Queen.”
However, this is not the only rule that Meghan has to follow after she became a part of the royal family. Recently, it was stated that during her visit to Ireland, the Duchess broke protocol as she commented on Ireland's abortion referendum result. A Twitter user claimed that Meghan was pleased with the outcome of the referendum. People thought that this was a breach of protocol because the Royals are not allowed to openly comment on politics.
But in the past, Meghan had made it clear that she not afraid to pass a few comments on the ongoing issues and seeing how she is proud of being a feminist, it does not come as a shock that she would choose to voice her opinion. While appearing on the Royal Foundation Forum along with Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Sussex shed light on her thoughts on the Time's Up and the Me Too movements.
“Women don’t need to find a voice,” she said at the time, as reported by Times. They have a voice. They need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen. “We’re seeing so many campaigns — #MeToo, and Time’s Up. There is no better time than to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people really helping to support them, men included in that. It makes such a tremendous difference.” While not being political may not be easy for the Duchess of Sussex, we hope she manages with the royal bedtime rule.