These are all the times Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and Princess Diana have broken the Royal rules



These are all the times Meghan Markle, Kate and Princess Diana have broken the Royal rules

The Royal Family have got many of us talking over the years. However, it’s not just their elusive lives that have many of us looking to find out more. No, their rebellious behavior has also captured many of our attention over the years, too. It seems as though some royal women want to put their own mark on the family – even if that does mean tearing up the rule book and marching to the beat of their own drum.

Diana’s normal life


Princess Diana was adamant that she wanted William and Harry to lead normal lives. Rather than keeping them away from the public, the princess let them head out and enjoy typical childhoods.

Trips to Disneyland, white-water rafting, and even volunteering for charities and shelters were all on the cards for these young princes. William later confessed that his late mother wanted them to see a life outside the palace and to experience the rest of the world.

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Meghan’s Christmas plans


The Royals have followed the same holiday plans for many generations. However, that all changed in 2017. Kate wasn’t allowed to spend Christmas with the Royals until she had walked down the aisle with Prince William. Meghan?

She was invited to be a part of the celebrations, even though she was merely engaged to Prince Harry. It turns out that only married spouses of the Royals had previously been allowed to Christmas. However, Harry asked the Queen to make an exception as the rest of Meghan’s family were still living across the pond, and she would have been all alone.

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Kate flying as a unit


There is a strict rule that has been enforced by the family for many years when it comes to the Royals and flying. It seems that immediate heirs to the throne should never be on the same plane. This is to protect the lineage in case anything happens to the plane.

This means that George, Charlotte, and Louis are supposed to be on different planes to their parents, William and Kate. However, the duchess appears to have put her foot down with this rule as Kate has regularly been spotted climbing off her plane with her little ones by her side.
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Diana’s love life


Princess Diana’s and Prince Charles’ separation was one of the most talked-about topics in the world as everyone wanted to know what happened to their relationship. However, no one had to wait long to spot Diana out and about on the town as she dated a handful of men.

Diana was spotted with a number of suitors, but it was her time with Dodi Al Fayed that got the world talking. The new couple took Prince William to Saint Tropez for a vacation in 1997, and it seemed as though things were going well. Tragically, Dodi was in the car the night of Diana’s accident.
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Meghan’s engagement ring


Although diamonds have long been a popular choice for many, it seems as though the Royals prefer to use gemstones for their engagement rings. That was until it came to Meghan Markle. Diana famously sported a sapphire ring that is now worn by Kate Middleton, while Princess Margaret and Sarah Ferguson chose rubies.

Meghan’s ring was specially designed by Harry to incorporate her favorite metal, a gemstone from a dear place to her heart, and diamonds that were once a part of Princess Diana’s private collection. Now, it seems as though Meghan has changed the design once again as she’s recently been seen with more diamonds on the band.
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Kate’s grocery shopping


Kate’s family life means that she is used to running around after herself. Many of the Royals are now greeted to a team of people who are always there to help. However, it seems as though some things can be tough to change as Kate was often spotted at the grocery store on her own.

The duchess would regularly shop for William and herself while the couple lived in Anglesey, but things appear to have changed.
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Diana crouched down


There is a good reason that Diana earned the name of the People’s Princess. She wanted to make sure that everyone felt included at all times. Many insiders report that the Royals always used to think of themselves as being above the rest of the nation.
Diana crouched down

That was until Diana broke the ice. She would regularly crouch down to the elderly, ill, or children to make sure they were both on the same level in all aspects.
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Kate’s wedding makeup


Getting married usually means there’s a whole host of things that need to be done on the morning of the big day. Many brides hire someone to do their makeup. The Royals are no exception. That was until it was Kate’s turn to walk down the aisle.

The duchess opted to do her own makeup, and it seemed to get the entire family talking. Thankfully, her natural look was enough to wow people around the world.
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Meghan’s baby photoshoot


For many years, the world has grown used to catching their first glimpse of the new royal. Princess Diana famously stepped out onto the steps of the Lindo Wing with Harry and William in her arms shortly after their arrival.

Kate Middleton followed suit after welcoming all three of her children. Sadly, Meghan said that she didn’t agree with a post-baby photo shoot, and opted for a private press release a few days after Archie’s arrival instead.
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Diana and school


It seems that Diana wanted to do anything to make sure William and Harry had the most normal childhood that she could provide. This meant heading to school. All other heirs to the throne had always begun their education within the palace.

However, Diana decided to enroll both of her sons in public school with other youngsters. Prince William later stuck to the tradition as he was spotted escorting George to school on his first day.
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Meghan’s ripped denim


Denim isn’t entirely off-limits to the Royals, but it can sometimes be frowned upon when they choose to wear jeans in public. That hasn’t stopped Kate from showing off her denim collection over the years.

Sadly, Meghan might have pushed the boat a little too far when she showed up wearing ripped jeans on more than one occasion. To top it off, Meghan even wore a pair when she made her first public outing with Harry.
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Diana’s busy schedule


Being part of the Royal Family means there are usually all kinds of appearances to make around the world. Although it comes with the job, Diana didn’t want her roles as a princess get in the way of her time as a mother.

Diana always put William and Harry above the rest of the world. In fact, she would sometimes rearrange her schedule to make sure that she never missed a moment with her sons.
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Kate’s photography


Kate has many hidden talents up her sleeve. One of the many is her skill with a camera. The Royals often pose for official photos throughout the year. While many opt for a professional photographer, Kate Middleton prefers to get her camera and take the photos herself.

Yes, all of those milestone moments with her children, such as their first day at nursery or school or candid moments, have been captured by none other than Kate.
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Diana’s former job


Ok, so being a part of the family means that you have to follow a few rules, but what about before you walk down the aisle? While Diana might not have broken any of the rules, she did become the first member of the family to have a fully-paid job before she became a princess.

In fact, Diana was once a nursery school teacher and nanny in London before she wed Prince Charles in 1981.
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Kate’s lack of nanny


The Royals are often jetting all across the world on their many engagements. All of that work can make it tough to be a full-time part of their children’s lives. That hasn’t stopped Kate from doing the majority of the parenting by herself.

The duchess has a nanny by her side whenever the family has to go out in public as a unit, but Kate prefers to raise her children by herself. It seems that Meghan is following suit.
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Meghan discussing personal matters


This tight-lipped family has often kept their private lives away from the cameras as they want to be as elusive as possible. Sadly, Meghan didn’t quite get the memo. Meghan spoke to Vanity Fair before she even announced that she was engaged to Harry.

The former actress delved into their private life as Meghan confirmed how long they had been dating, what it was like to be with the prince, and how their relationship worked.
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Diana’s interviews with the press


It turns out it’s not just Meghan who’s spoken about her private life to the press. Diana was caught delving into the depths of her marriage to Prince Charles. As well as talking about his affair with Camilla, Diana also revealed other aspects of her life.

One that surprised many was her admission to falling in love with James Hewitt while she was still married. It seemed that Diana didn’t want to hold anything back.
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Kate’s hugs


There are some rules that must not be broken. That is until Kate has her chance. The Royals have long been forbidden from making physical contact with others. That meant that hugging was completely off the cards. In fact, others may only shake their hand if a Royal presents their first.

However, Kate has been spotted hugging members of the public on more than one occasion as it appears she’s breaking the ice with the nation.
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Meghan’s previous marriage


One of the most prominent aspects of Meghan’s life, before she became a royal, is the fact the former actress has already walked down the aisle. Many former Royals have been forced to abdicate their title or end relationships thanks to divorces.

Meghan was once married to Trevor Engelson, a Hollywood producer after the pair tied the knot in 2011 after seven years together. The marriage lasted two years before they filed for divorce in 2013.
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Diana’s lack of gloves


Although the Queen is always seen wearing her gloves, Diana wanted that to change. In fact, the princess thought that having direct contact with people made everything seem more personal and built more of a connection.

As if that wasn’t enough, Diana also refused to wear hats to events. This is because she believed that no one could cuddle a child while wearing a hat. The Queen was forced to sit back and watch from afar.
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Meghan’s PDAs


It appears to be an unwritten rule that the Royals must not hold hands or show any other forms of affection while they are out in public. After all, they are on the job and need to look professional at all times.

Sadly, Meghan seems to want to show her love for Harry at all times as the couple are often snapped hand in hand. To top it off, the pair have also been spotted locking lips in public.
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Kate’s wedges


It turns out the only reason the Royals are supposed to avoid wedged shoes is that the Queen isn’t a fan of the shoes. That hasn’t stopped Kate from sporting her collection of wedges. Believe it or not, but the Queen was forced to step in and talk to Kate about her wardrobe after several mishaps saw her become the talk of the town.

It appears that cutting back on the wedges was also on the agenda.
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Diana’s wardrobe


Diana was determined to put her own stamp on the family. That meant that Diana was often spotted in dresses that showed off her legs and low-cut dresses. It was her choice of fashion that saw the princess start the clutch trend.

Yes, Diana would often use her clutch bag to hide her modesty when getting in and out of cars, while her style saw her on the front of many magazines, such as Vogue