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5 major life changes Meghan Markle must make before she marries Prince Harry

Just standard procedure when you marry a prince

When people meet the person they hope to spend the rest of their life with, there are usually some sacrifices that need to be made, from both sides. We’re sure the same is expected of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who recently announced their engagement… however, we’re certain Meghan will be the one making way more changes to her life than her dashing new fiancé. Of course, that’s what you get when you marry into the British royal family. But exactly how much will Meghan be changing? Let’s see.

Her religion

Meghan identifies as Protestant, like her mother, and her father is Episcopalian. She went to a Catholic high school but wasn’t raised Catholic. She will be baptised and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding.

This is something Kate Middleton also did before her April 2011 nuptials. Though she had already been baptised, she was confirmed just weeks before the wedding in a private service.

Her career

It’s been confirmed that Meghan is leaving Suits after seven years on the show; it was her role as Rachel Zane, a smart and beautiful paralegal, that catapulted her to fame. Suits creator Aaron Korsh has since revealed that they started writing Meghan out of the show once her relationship with Harry went public. “Collectively the writers, we decided to take a gamble that these two people are in love and it’s going to work out,” he said in an interview.

It’s reported that Meghan told her agent she’s no longer interested in acting or paid work so she can focus on her obligations with the royal family.

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Her citizenship

Meghan was born in the US, and she plans on becoming a British citizen before marrying Harry. It’s unknown whether she’ll keep her US citizenship.

Her outspoken nature

For years, Meghan has used her public profile to stand up for things she’s passionate about, and speak her mind on her political views—she backed Hillary Clinton in the US election, has called Donald Trump “misogynistic” and “divisive,” and has even been vocal about where she stands on Brexit.

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She has also written powerful essays for media outlets, including ELLE, on topics like growing up biracial  and menstruation and education.

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This will change, and she’ll most likely keep her political and personal beliefs to herself from now on. The Guardian reports that Meghan’s activism will be “held in check by royal protocol,” as members of the royal family don’t make public comments about politicians or party politics.

Meghan Markle standing up to sexism as an 11 year old

Her style

For the most part, Meghan’s personal style has erred on the conservative side. She hasn’t actually made that many public appearances since dating Harry, but when they made their first joint appearance at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September, Meghan’s choice of ripped jeans (by denim brand Mother) was deemed 'controversial'.

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That was a more informal event, and it looks like Meghan will be opting for more polished pieces for her official appearances.

At the photo call to announce their engagement, Meghan wore a white belted wrap coat by Canadian brand Line The Label, which caused a huge surge of customers to its website. (‘The Meghan Effect’ has already started.) She was also wearing a green dress by P.A.R.O.S.H and white Aquazzura shoes which wrapped around her ankles.

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Then, for Harry and Meghan's first royal engagement as a couple, they visited a charity fair hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust to mark World Aids Day, and then stopped by Nottingham Academy, where they met teachers and staff from Full Effect, a program that aims to support at risk children and young people.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their first royal engagement together

For this outing, Meghan stayed covered up a full-length navy coat, beige maxi skirt, black suede heel boots and a brown and navy handbag. Even her choice of handbag, by Scottish label Strathberry, was under scrutiny,  with etiquette expert Myka Meier telling Good Housekeeping that royal family members usually carry clutches, so they can avoid shaking hands with people, and also have something to do with their hands at all times.

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From: ELLE AUSTRALIA