We had no idea!
Rules Meghan Markle – they keep going!
- Meghan becomes ‘Ma’am’
Aside from the Queen the conventional first address for female members of the Royal Family is ‘Your Royal Highness’ and subsequently ‘Ma’am’ (with a short ‘a,’ as in ‘jam’).
Meghan’s initials already read MM so at least she’ll be in familiar naming territory.
- Vetoing voting
As the Head of State the Queen is ‘unable to vote or stand for election’ and needs to remain ‘strictly neutral with respect to political matters’.
While the rest of the royal family can vote, they opt not to for fear that it could be viewed as “unconstitutional”.
This may be a sticking point for Meghan. The 35-year-old voiced strong views about exercising the right to vote in the leadership race that saw Donald Trump emerge as President of the United States.
Writing for her lifestyle blog The Tig last year, she said:
‘The right to vote is something for which blood, sweat, and tears have been shed; the struggle was endless for us to have this liberty…
‘I ticked the boxes on my absentee ballot last week, closing my eyes and thinking of my great grandparents who didn’t have this right (and thinking of how it would have changed the lives of my grandparents if they had).’