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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Meghan Markle is told 'she needs to start dressing less like a Hollywood star and more like a royal'

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walking along Kingfisher bay walk about on October 22, 2018 in Fraser Island, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walking along Kingfisher bay walk about on October 22, 2018 in Fraser Island, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the unveiling of the Labalaba Statue on October 25, 2018 in Nadi, Fiji
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Auckland War Memorial Museum for a reception hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on October 30, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave after an Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey in Westminster, London, Britain, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
In this handout image provided by Clarence House, HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales poses for an official portrait to mark his 70th Birthday in the gardens of Clarence House, with Their Royal Highnesses Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Willliam Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex, on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)
Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex arrives for a reception hosted by New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland on October 30, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet models wearing the work of industry leading artists in film, sculpture and costume design during a visit to Courtney Creative on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Sydney Airport on October 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Official arrival at the Governemtn House on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, arrive for a reception and state dinner at Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji October 23, 2018. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS
Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, raises her glass as she attends a state dinner at Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji October 23, 2018. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a walkabout on day four of the royal couple's tour of New Zealand on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Staff at Kensington Palace are reportedly struggling to adjust to Meghan Markle's attention to detail and independent streak.

Britain's Duchess of Sussex is said to wake up at 5am every day "rain or shine" and tackles the day with the kind of ferocious work ethic that elevated her to the upper echelons of Hollywood and royalty.

But it's especially her rule-breaking approach to royal fashion that has ruffled feathers behind palace gates.

"Meghan is being told she needs to start dressing less like a Hollywood star and more like a royal," a source told The Mail on Sunday.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Sydney Airport on October 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Sydney Airport on October 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia

Markle, who is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry, was already in hot water with Queen Elizabeth's team on one occasion since her wedding - when she didn't understand that she was expected to wear a hat on their well-documented trip to Cheshire in June.

Read more: The day Prince Harry told me off for wearing trainers to Buckingham Palace

Her grandmother-in-law is a stickler for tradition and has a few steadfast rules expected of women's dress in the royal family and Meghan's refusal to wear nude tights except when absolutely necessary and high hemlines are said to be a cause of friction. It's not the first time that reports of behind the scenes differences have been documented with her wardrobe, a lot of which is informed by her best friend and Toronto based celebrity stylist Jessica Mulroney.

Earlier this year, it was reported the Duchess of Sussex was "frustrated with some of the monarchy’s archaic traditions" when Harry vetoed a Stella McCartney tuxedo for their tour in Australia, as it was still seen as a style step too far.

Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, raises her glass as she attends a state dinner at Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji October 23, 2018. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS
Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, raises her glass as she attends a state dinner at Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji October 23, 2018. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS

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