From the outside, it may look like Meghan Markle is starring in a fairy tale. After all, her life has gone through a number of sweeping changes recently. She's met her soulmate, had a whirlwind romance with a prince, and on May 19th with the whole world watching, she married into the British Royal family.
But now that Meghan and Prince Harry have tied the knot, Meghan must prepare for life as a full-time member of the Royal Family. After receiving the title of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan will now find herself following more scripts and rules than when she was on any movie set.
While the whole affair does sound rather magical, in reality, becoming a royal has a lot of consequences too. It is a fulltime job with a lot of responsibilities, and it may be a steep learning curve for Meghan to fit in.
Here are 10 things Meghan can no longer now she's officially a royal...
1. Take a selfie
As a former actress, Meghan would be quite used to taking selfies with fans, but as a royal, it's a big faux pas. However, it looks like she may have already gotten the hang of this rule. In December, Meghan reportedly refused to pose for one, telling a fan "we're not allowed to do selfies".
It remains to be seen just how strict this particular rule is, though. It seems other members of the Royal Family have slipped and taken a handheld snap with a stranger, including Prince Charles and even the Queen!
Meghan has also retired from acting because, let's face it, the Queen wouldn't be happy with her starring in steamy scenes like the one below:
2. Have her own social media accounts
Meghan has already begun shutting down all of her personal social media accounts including well as her blog, which had been called The Tig. It's likely that she'll join Harry, William, and Kate under the Kensington Royal accounts.
Harry, William, and Kate currently use the Kensington Royal social media accounts to provide official updates on their charity work. So it looks like we can say goodbye to Meghan's cute Snapchat filters!
3. Kiss in public
Although there is no official protocol on public displays of affection, it's unlikely we'll be seeing Meghan and Harry sharing a smooch anytime soon. Will and Kate don't even hold hands in public, so the fact that Harry and Meghan do is already considered very modern. A kiss (apart from their PDAs at the Royal Wedding) might be pushing it.
If you think these rules are strict, just wait until you find out why Meghan won't be allowed to open presents on Christmas Day anymore!