Meghan Markle is soon becoming a member of the British royal family, and with that honor comes great responsibility. According to insiders, Markle really has been hard at work preparing for her new role.
“She’s on a very busy schedule behind the scenes,” a source told People. “She has her wedding preparation and is meeting a number of people all the time — from Harry’s charities, staff at the household and the Royal Foundation.”
But beyond her charity meetings and wedding prep, Markle is also getting regular briefings on how to deal with the media and even how to protect herself in the face of threats and violence. According to Harper's Bazaar, Markle went through defense training and understands the royal protocol.
“Meghan will be put through a number of training scenarios in which she will be a hostage who needs to be rescued," a source said. “She will be tied to a chair and members of the SAS with sub-machine guns and live ammo will fight their way into the building and rescue her. The training will be very realistic, pretty tough and can be very scary. Meghan will be told what to do and then given a chance to put what she has been taught into practice.”
Markle has also reportedly been appointed a royal advisor, much like Kate Middleton was before her wedding to Prince William. According to a source this person will provide “advice and mention on things, such as state matters and foreign affairs.”
And despite working in the entertainment industry for years, Markle is likely thankful for all the help in preparing for her most major role yet.
"There’s a misconception that because I have worked in the entertainment industry that this would be something I would be familiar with," Markle said in her engagement interview with Mishal Husain on BBC News. "But even though I had been on my show for I guess six years at that point, and working before that, I've never been part of tabloid culture."
While she may be nervous, something tells us she’ll end up a royal pro in no time.