Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Probably Ban Royal Rules at Frogmore Cottage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t exactly the queen’s most rule-abiding family members. So, they could take note from Prince William and Kate Middleton and ban royal rules at their new family home, Frogmore Cottage.

Up ahead, find out why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might not want to enforce the queen’s stuffy royal rules, plus the rules they are most likely to break at home.

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t follow royal rules at home

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle move to Frogmore Cottage in the spring. | Facundo Arrizabalaga – Pool/Getty Images

Like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want their baby (and any future children) to grow up as normal as possible. Half the reason they are even moving to Frogmore Cottage is so that they can get away from the city’s limelight and raise their so-called “royal-to-be” in privacy. So, it doesn’t surprise us that they might do away with the royal rulebook at home.

That said, since their baby is part of the royal family, he or she will likely learn certain protocols and will definitely be well-mannered like Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might hold off on telling their child of his or her royal fate until they are old enough to understand (which is what Prince William and Kate Middleton are planning for their three children). So, learning certain royal rules could confuse them.

Rules Prince Harry and Meghan Markle probably won’t follow at home

As members of the royal family and royal parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely have to usher their children into royal life. But, not in the same way as their brother and sister-in-law.

Since Baby Sussex (and any other siblings that come after) is seventh in line to the throne, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a little more freedom when raising their child. They already plan to encourage their son or daughter to pursue “normal” career paths — like a doctor or lawyer — and might even refuse a royal title for their baby, should the queen offer one. But that’s not the only way they could break royal protocol.

Here are some rules the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could (and might already) break at home.

Dinner options

Meghan Markle is a major foodie, and sushi is one of her favorite foods. While there are plenty of options without shellfish, shrimp is kind of a staple in certain rolls.

In addition to sushi, Meghan Markle also loves pasta, which is also a favorite of Prince George and Princess Charlotte and something she could feed Baby Sussex when he or she is a little older. Queen Elizabeth is not a fan of starchy foods and rarely allows pasta on the dinner menu.

School

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want their children to have a diverse education. Which could mean sending them to an American school. Apparently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are considering a school close to their new home called ACS Egham International School. Meghan wants her children to learn about their American heritage and feels that sending them to a school outside of the usual royal protocol is the best way to do so.

The school offers American curriculum for students aged four to 18. That means, if the duke and duchess send their children there, they likely won’t send them away to boarding school once they are old enough. Boarding school is a popular choice for royals, but going somewhere local could become the norm in the royal family. After all, Prince William and Kate Middleton also allegedly have their eyes on local education.


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