Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, appears to be fitting into her new life as royal rather nicely. At each and every appearance she makes she seems to impress the world with her charm, grace, and down-to-earth nature. But, she hasn’t gotten here alone.
According to royal insiders, Markle has had plenty of help along the way and is now getting personalized training for her upcoming official royal trip to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga.
“The Duchess of Sussex will have a team of Royal aids within the palace that are there to assist her in every way to prepare for her formal engagements,” Myka Meier of Beaumont Etiquette, told Cosmopolitan. And Meier should know, as she too was trained a former member of the Queen's Household.
“As a senior member of the Royal family, she is a working royal with roles and responsibilities to fulfill on behalf of the family. In order to show respect to the people she is meeting, she will be briefed ahead of each event on the Senior people she will be meeting and how to greet and address them, solely in order to show respect,” she revealed. “From assisting her with what to wear all the way to important topics to speak about, she will have help to ensure she is fully prepared.”
For her upcoming trip, Meghan is likely getting briefed on all the local customs and will most certainly be embracing each one. “For instance, if in a country they visit it’s a sign of respect to dress in a certain way, they will do so,” Meier said.
Beyond how to dress and which local customs are fine to take part in, Meghan, Harry, and any other traveling royal will also be briefed on how to address the leaders they meet as well as “any political, religious or cultural sensitivities to be aware of."
Luckily, if Meghan finds herself perplexed by any royal protocol while she’s traveling, she’ll have her husband Prince Harry by her side to help her out in a pinch.