5. Eat shellfish.
Yep! The royal family, as a rule, avoids eating shellfish.
This is because of the increased risk of transmitting food-borne illnesses. I’m imagining that Meghan Markle is planning her entire wedding in between servings of shrimp scampi. That’s what I would do.
6. Get a flashy manicure.
Say goodbye to fun colors and glitter!
Royal family members are advised to only paint their nails in neutral colors as part of their pretty strict dress code.
And speaking of dress code…
7. Wear wedges.
Markle will also have to bid adieu to the wedges in her closet. Which, if you ask me, is no great loss. Wedges are easily the least comfortable form of footwear in existence.
Apparently, the Queen agrees with me, as she’s not a fan of wedges. It’s well-known within the royal family that you only wear wedges if you want to get some major side-eye from Her Majesty.
8. Cross her legs.
Crossing legs is also frowned upon.
What is allowed is something called the “Duchess slant,” which involves placing your legs together and holding them at a very slight angle. Sounds kind of uncomfortable, no?
And finally, here’s the most bizarre thing Meghan Markle will no longer be allowed to do after the wedding:
9. Play Monopoly.
According to The Telegraph, Prince Andrew revealed that the royal family is not allowed to play the real-estate board game.
Why? According to him, “It gets too vicious.”
As much as this rule makes sense, wouldn’t you just love to see the Queen as the banker? Alas, it is not meant to be.