Sunday 16 December 2018

Meghan Markle 'frustrated with some of the monarchy’s archaic traditions' - including a no tuxedo rule

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave the 'Endeavour Fund Awards' Ceremony at Goldsmiths Hall on February 1, 2018 in London, England
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave the 'Endeavour Fund Awards' Ceremony at Goldsmiths Hall on February 1, 2018 in London, England
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, to celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges over the last year
Prince Harry and fiance Meghan Markle arrive to attend the 'Endeavour Fund Awards' Ceremony at Goldsmiths Hall on February 1, 2018 in London, England
Prince Harry and fiance Meghan Markle leave the 'Endeavour Fund Awards' Ceremony at Goldsmiths Hall on February 1, 2018 in London, England
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Famine Memorial, on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland
Meghan Markle's controversial ripped jeans
Meghan Markle with her dogs Guy and Bogart. Picture: Instagram
Meghan Markle in 2018. Picture: Shutterstock
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, to celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges over the last year
Kate wore comfortable wedges with navy jeans and a blazer to board a Canadian Airforce jet to Slave Lake at Yellowknife Airport on July 6, 2011 in Yellowknife, Canada.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Blachford Lake near Yellowknife on July 5, 2011 in Blatchford Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wear the sweaters of the Canadian Rangers after being made honourary members on July 5, 2011 in Blatchford Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Meghan Markle is reportedly frustrated with the confines of her new royal status, including a restrictive wardrobe.

Britain's Duchess of Sussex has displayed a preference for sharp suits and jeans in recent months, but Prince Harry vetoed a Stella McCartney suit for their upcoming Australia tour for being too untraditional.

"Meghan is being told she needs to stop dressing like a Hollywood star and start dressing like a royal. Meghan wanted to wear a tuxedo-style suit but Harry said it wasn't traditional enough," a source told the Mail on Sunday.

Markle has been having a number of meetings with Kensington Palace's "special projects team" ahead of their tour in New Zealand and Australia in October, which includes wardrobe consultations.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Famine Memorial, on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Famine Memorial, on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland

"It might also, perhaps, be a reminder of fashion rebellions by Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana," the paper wrote, adding that it's Queen Elizabeth who has the final say over the chosen attire.

While Kate Middleton prefers more traditional attire as it is, she was also told to wear longer hemlines and put weights in her skirts after she had a few too many 'Marilyn moments' in her early days as a full-time royal.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Calgary Airport on July 7, 2011 in Calgary, Canada
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Calgary Airport on July 7, 2011 in Calgary, Canada

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