10 shocking things Meghan Markle had to give up after marrying Prince Harry – She can never be an Actress again (Photos)
8 No Social Media Accounts
You can’t really expect a member of the royal family to tweet about the new sofa they just bought, can you? But even if they wanted to do that, they couldn’t because the royal protocol forbids them from having personal social accounts. Independent reports: “Senior members of the monarchy have official Twitter and Instagram accounts, run by the social media teams of their households, which do not normally feature personal tweets or posts. The exception is the Duke of York who sometimes writes tweets himself but signs them ‘AY.'”
Before starting her relationship with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle used to have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, as well as her personal blog called The Tig. However, she had to say goodbye to all of them once she agreed to become a member of the royal family. The Kensington Palace confirmed she closed all her social media account and they added: “ She was grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years but had closed them as she has not used these accounts for some time.” In all fairness, even if she wanted to use them, she couldn’t, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when this happened.
7 No More Voting
Markle used to be a pretty political person in the past and she often shared her political opinions on social media. During the last presidential elections in the United States, she posted a photo of Hilary Clinton on Instagram along with a long caption where she explained why she supported her. A while back, she also spoke out against Brexit, as well as many other political matters.
However, now that she is a member of the royal family, she is not allowed to publicly state any of her political stands and opinions. She also won’t be casting votes in the next elections to come. The U.K. Parliament website reads, “Although not prohibited by law, it is considered unconstitutional for the Monarch to vote in an election. The same goes for the rest of the family.”
So even though Meghan will eventually become a British citizen, she won’t be allowed to vote and, in the meantime, she will not cast her votes in the United States either. The entire purpose is to keep the Crown and the State completely separate, and you will see no member of the royal family leading a politically active life, Meghan Markle, or better to say, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, included.