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  • With all eyes on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming nuptials, it's pretty easy to forget

  • about all the things that will take place after the big day.

  • Marrying into British royalty is a bit different than becoming a Disney princess.

  • By that we mean there are rules.

  • Here are some things that Markle will be barred from doing after she says "I do"

  • at St. George's Chapel in the spring of 2018.

  • No more autographs

  • As an actress, Meghan Markle has likely signed her fair share of autographs.

  • As a soon-to-be royal, however, those days are now behind her.

  • The reason for this is understandable:

  • royals are prohibited from signing autographs due to the risk of signature forgery, as explained by Express.

  • But, what fun are rules if you can't break themor at least bend themfrom time to time?

  • When asked to sign autographs,

  • Prince Charles usually defaults to an apology and tells the public he is unable to do so, according to The Telegraph.

  • Be that as it may, when visiting Cornwall after major flooding,

  • a man whose home had been badly damaged asked for his John Hancock.

  • Charles, feeling moved, obliged by writing "Charles 2010."

  • Markle did something similar in January of 2018 for a 10-year-old fan.

  • According to Time, instead of signing her name on the paper provided,

  • Markle simply wrote "Hi Kaitlin."

  • Voting is out

  • Megan Markle is far from apoliticalshe's been vocal about a number of issues over the years,

  • and has a history of activism.

  • Robert Lacey, a historian and biographer of Queen Elizabeth told The Guardian this might

  • be an issue,

  • "I can see that this is going to be a real problem in the months and years ahead for

  • her, an existential problem.

  • I don't imagine the Queen will be in a rush to have Meghan at the royal family's vacation

  • house in Scotland when Trump visits."

  • This poses a bit of a conundrum for Markle as a soon-to-be member of the royal family

  • because they are expected to stay mum regarding politicsincluding their thoughts on specific politicians.

  • Per the official website of the British royal family, the Queen must "remain strictly neutral

  • with respect to political matters."

  • This includes voting in elections.

  • Although the Queen is the only one explicitly prohibited from politics, members of the royal

  • family abide by the same policy.

  • No bare legs for Meg

  • When pictures surfaced of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing their engagement,

  • your eyes may have fixated on the ring immediately.

  • But Markle's legs were what actually stole the show that day.

  • Specifically, her bare legs.

  • Royal expert Victoria Arbiter explained the situation to Business Insider, saying,

  • "You never see a royal without their nude stockings.

  • I would say that's really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires."

  • It could be that Markle didn't know the pantyhose policy at that time, as she now appears to

  • abide by the Queen's preference, at least at royal events.

  • New bedtime

  • In an interview for the book The Royals in Australia, the Queen's private secretary told

  • of Princess Diana's agony while sitting through long royal dinners.

  • He explained,

  • "There'd be an hour or so in the sitting room of everyone sitting around making conversation,

  • and nobody felt it right to go to bed before the Queen did."

  • Eventually, Diana got so sick of the pomp and circumstance that she'd excuse herself

  • and go to bed anyway, despite it being considered bad form.

  • If Markle is looking to stay in Queen Elizabeth's good graces,

  • she probably shouldn't follow in Diana's footsteps.

  • No more acting

  • When someone marries into a royal family, their careers don't often come with them.

  • Grace Kelly, who was an actor prior to marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco, left her Hollywood

  • career behind.

  • Markle has decided to follow suitby quitting USA's Suits after seven years.

  • "I don't see it as giving anything up.

  • I just see it as a change.

  • it's a new challenge, It's a new chapter."

  • "Whatever we have to tackle together or individually will always be us together as a team."

  • Her final role may just be a one-off: as a royal bride at the much-anticipated and widely

  • televised royal wedding.

  • Traveling solo is a no-go

  • Meghan Markle's days of being able to travel solo are already becoming a thing of the past.

  • According to Express, the royal-to-be was issued royal protection officers in the wake

  • of her engagement to Harry.

  • According to royal expert Gordon Rayner, royal tours around the globe may look effortless

  • to an outsider, but they can actually take six months to plan.

  • He added that their site visits are hardly ever longer than 40 minutes at a time and

  • they likely will not travel to that same location again.

  • Thankfully, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will at least get a real honeymoon.

  • Well, as real as you can get when you need to be guarded 24/7.

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