Marrying into the British royal family comes with more than just the namesake–you are also marrying into a heralded list of protocol actions that instruct you on how to sit, eat, talk and appear in public. These rules govern everything that happens within the royal household, even the way you dress. Coloured nail polish is forbidden, tiaras can only be worn by married women after 6pm, and wedges may not be worn in front of the Queen.
Given how exhaustive this list of rules are, it comes as a breath of fresh air that Meghan Markle has already broken a few of them even before she’s walked down the aisle. While Kate Middleton has succeeded in looking gorgeous while playing by the rules, Meghan’s American sense of ease and her preference for fuss-free pieces has made her into a different kind of royal fashion icon. Read on to see how her style has deviated from the status quo.
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