Meghan Markle Has a Stunning New Life With Prince Harry, But We Definitely Wouldn’t Want It

Classic Disney movies made thousands of us fantasize about someday falling in love with a real-life royal. The British royal family made that dream come true for Meghan Markle — so we all had to settle for living vicariously through the new duchess.

Marrying a prince must be extraordinary. But it certainly isn’t a life suited for everyone. Rumors about the couple’s future seem endless (page 6), and the photos of the royals that show up online don’t always appear in the most flattering context (page 7).

Meghan Markle’s royal life comes with royal responsibility

Meghan Markle attends the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

She’s now living a whole other kind of celebrity life. | Andrew Toth/Getty Images

  • Becoming a royal is kind of like accepting a new job.

Everyone dreams of meeting, falling in love with, and marrying a prince. For Meghan Markle, that dream became a reality. But she has more on her plate than just being married.

Meghan will join her husband on a number of ongoing projects on behalf of the royal family. She will represent and support charitable organizations that have a special place in her heart on her own as well.

Next: She and Harry will work together to empower these groups especially.

She’ll also work with veterans and young leaders

Prince Harry and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle visit the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor in May 2018.

She’ll be working with some of the royals’ favorite charities.| Adrian Dennis – WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • She will spend much of her time working on behalf of charities around the world.

Before Prince Harry’s wedding, Queen Elizabeth appointed her grandson as a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Meghan also accepted this role once she officially joined the family.

Harry also created the Invictus Games, a global competition that allows wounded soldiers to participate in adaptive sports. She’ll play a major role in the initiative alongside him.

Next: There are some traditions you’re expected to follow no matter what.

There are some rules she’s not allowed to break

Things like Instagram are a thing of the past for her. | Jessica Mulroney via Instagram

  • As a duchess, Meghan Markle can’t vote, use social media, or dress any way she wants.

Before she married Harry, Meghan was a bit of a royal rule-breaker. However, there are certain traditions she must follow — and some of them have likely been major adjustments for her.

She can’t wear dark nail polish, eat garlic, vote, or use her own social media accounts. Anything the queen forbids, she has no choice but to give up.

Next: Family feuds are bad enough when they’re private …

The family drama never stops

Thomas Markle’s staged photos outraged the queen. | Panainforma via Instagram

  • Her dad’s PR stunt backfired big time; the queen was not happy about it.

When Meghan Markle fights or disagrees with a family member — or a member of her family does something outrageous — there’s no hiding it. Rumors have, and will continue to, spread.

Her half-sister has already gone to extremes to gather attention. Her father staged photos and upset the queen. And her brother apparently almost destroyed her relationship with Harry.

Next: You and your loved ones wouldn’t be able to keep as many secrets.

Her relationship with Harry isn’t really ‘private’

Meghan Markle writes a note for 10 year old Caitlin Clarke from Marlborough Primary School as Prince Harry looks on during a walkabout

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet fans. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • The royals are celebrities, which means rumors about their lives are a given.

There will always be some details the couple and their close family members won’t reveal. But there’s only so much you can hide when you live in a palace and represent an entire country.

Before they married, we knew every detail leading up to their engagement. We speculated about the details of their honeymoon. We’ve even wondered how long it’ll take for yet another baby announcement from the royal family.

Next: When you’re a royal, people really, really want you to have babies.

Pregnancy rumors keep escalating

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Edinburgh Castle

Is the couple already expecting? | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • We’ve already had plenty of royal baby news in the past year. Do we really need more?

British royal babies are famous before they’re even born. Sometimes, royal family “fans” start predicting pregnancies before even the couples themselves.

Not long after the wedding, followers started speculating Meghan might already be pregnant — with twins. Hollywood Gossip published a story less than a month after the ceremony debating whether or not the rumors were true.

Next: You can’t avoid becoming a part of internet culture, whether you want to or not.

Is Meghan Markle’s entire life a meme now?

Meghan Markle healthcare meme | LadyBusiness_ via Twitter

  • Does Meghan Markle mind becoming a meme? Would you?

Thanks to the internet, marrying a prince comes with an unprecedented side effect. You could wake up one morning and realize you’re now a meme.

From Princess Diaries to Friends to universal health care jokes, there’s no escaping meme-ification when you’re a real-life princess. It’s quite possible she doesn’t mind.

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