These Are the Rules Meghan Markle Is Learning During Her Duchess Lessons

Meghan Markle is getting a crash course in royal etiquette. Though the British royal family isn’t as rigid as they have been in the past, there are specific rules that the former American actress must follow. Though Markle is already doing public appearances by Prince Harry’s side, she’s still polishing up her royal skills with a trusted coach.

Prince Harry was giving his lady love royal tips while they were dating. However, now that Markle is an official royal, there is less room for error especially in front of the queen, dignitaries, and other diplomats. Here are all of the rules that Markle is learning to master during her royal training sessions.

Silverware confusion

Meghan Markle eating at a table.

Salad fork? Butter knife? Meghan will have to learn about all the silverware. | Seigobe2 via Instagram

We’re sure Markle already has silverware etiquette down pat, especially since she’s wined and dined with some Hollywood A-listers. However, if she slid by when it came to picking the proper knives, forks, and spoons she’s going to get the customary silverware protocol embedded in her brain.

A royal insider told The Daily Star, “First on the list is silver service – she must be able to tell a fish knife from her butter knife, know how to handle seafood, drink soup and so on.”

Next: Mastering the curtsy 

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