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20 Things Meghan Markle Had To Give Up To Be Royal

Becoming a royal seems to be every girl's fantasy, but you'll have to bear the weight for wearing the tiara. Read on to see the hard sacrifices Meghan Markle had to make when she married Prince Harry, you may get to know why they quit the royal family.

1. No Privacy Anymore

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Marrying to Prince Harry means to make all aspects of life public. Whatever Meghan Markle does will be considered being on behalf of the royal family and be presented to the world. So, there won't be any secrets for her. It can be really hard, isn't it?

2. No Custody Of Her Child

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Although it doesn't seem to make sense if you don't have custody of the child you just gave birth to, it's the case for Meghan. Since her child is being born into the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II has his custody, and it's also true of the rest of her great-grandchildren.

3. No Selfies With Fans

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It's normal to take selfies with friends as an ordinary person, but it's not allowed for Meghan. Back then, she was an actress, and could take selfies with fans freely. So it's a bitter pill to swallow when she has to deny them.

4. No More Games

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It's a good thing that Meghan's new role will keep her so busy since she's not allowed to play Monopoly anymore. The Duke of York finds the game distasteful and vicious, so she had to say goodbye to games. Will you survive without games?

5. Restricted Bedtime

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Meghan can't call it a day at will, because the Windsors have established a precedent that Queen Elizabeth II determines the bedtime not just for herself, but for everybody. Gather yourself up, Her Majesty hasn't gone to bed!

6. Her Clothing Line Was Stopped

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Meghan Markle once partnered with Reitmans in doing a clothing line. However, she had to bring it to a screeching halt when she assumed her new role in the royal family. If you have ever gotten one of her clothes, then congratulations!

7. Stay Off Social Media

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Since members of the royal family are not allowed to have personal social media accounts of any kind, Markle deleted her Instagram and her blog a few days before the wedding. In fact, there will be nothing more for her to share because they will be already known.

8. Give Up Garlic And Onions

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Being a duchess also means giving up the garlic and onions, as they will lead to bad breath. Queen Elizabeth II hates garlic and onions so much that she mandates the entire family to forgo the ingredients. Hope she doesn't like them!

9. Crossed Legs Are Forbidden

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If you don't take it as a big trade-off to become royalty, maybe it's just because you are not aware of how often you cross your legs while sitting. As a royal, she can only sit with legs and knees together.

10. United States Citizenship Became History

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The moment she tied the knot with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle had to say goodbye to her U.S. citizenship. And in fact, Meghan had been living outside of the U.S. for quite some time before dating Prince Harry.

11. No More Colored Nail Polish

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There's no need for Meghan to think about her nail polish color again since the women of the Royal family are told to wear very neutral shades of nail paint. To some extent, it may make her life much easier.

12. No More Acting Career

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Meghan had established herself as a successful actress before she married Prince Harry. Even though her acting career was promising, it had to give way to her royal duties. As anyone can imagine, it is not an easy decision to make!

13. Leave Her Dog Behind

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After joining the royal family, Meghan moved to London, so she had to leave her fur baby Bogart behind. Taking into account his age and best interest, it may be hard for Bogart to adapt to life there. You can imagine how painful Meghan was to part with him!

14. No More Autographs

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Meghan Markle is no longer allowed to sign photographs for the fear that someone will get her autograph used for forgeries and security breaches. Well, better safe than sorry.

15. Personal Wardrobe Must Change

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There are strict guidelines for Meghan to follow in wearing clothes. Just think about these: there are colors to avoid, pants are out of the question, they favor certain designer suits, and you'll see she doesn't have much of a choice.

16. PDA Is Frowned Upon

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Hope that Meghan and Harry are able to convey their obvious love for each other while they're in public, because they can't do it any other way. Alright, at least we have these commemorative mugs to remind us how sweet the couple is together.

17. Shellfish Is Not Permitted

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Shellfish or any kind of messy food in general is forbidden for Meghan. Royals must look their best at all times, and that includes their eating manners. Besides that, food poisoning with shellfish is of higher risk.

18. No Voting Right

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This restriction may be difficult for Meghan since she is so involved with social causes. However, the royal family must remain politically neutral, in public at least.

19. A Bouquet Of Myrtle Is A Must

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Meghan had to include myrtle in her bouquet, despite that her favorite flowers were red roses. According to the tradition, every Royal wedding bouquet should contain some myrtle of the bush planted by Queen Victoria in 1845.

20. Wearing Fur Is A N0-Go

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King Edward III put this rule into place in 1337. Even though his ban has been broken a few times, it's unlikely Meghan will ever wear fur. She is an animal-lover, so it's unlikely for her to support the use of genuine animal goods in fashion.

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