Listen, personally, we still see going from Deal or No Deal Suitcase Girl to Duchess of Probably Sussex is an upward tragectory, but let’s face facts: Meghan Markle is giving up a lot to join the royal family. Like, sure, she gets ruggedly hot gingersnap Prince Harry and with that, bragging rights forever. But girlfriend has to uproot her entire life, her entire lifestyle to be with the man that she loves. And take it from Princess Diana — life as a Windsor can make a palace look like a prison.
…OK, Harry and Meghan aren’t living in the palace specifically, but let’s just consider everything she had to leave behind just to be a British Citizen. Watch our video above to learn more things Meghan has to give up to become a royal.
Meghan left her home in Toronto, and won’t be returning to her native California.
Well, to visit, sure. Harry and Meghan will definitely make a handful of royal tours to North America over the years. But as soon as the engagement was announced, Meghan packed up her belongings, and with her royal duties, she can’t just jet off to be with her mom on the West Coast whenever.
Meghan is giving up her career.
Maybe that’s more of a tragedy for all three fans of Suits than it is for the general population. In terms of pre-Harry fame, Meghan is no Grace Kelly, that’s for sure. Nevertheless, it is a little disheartening and dark-side-of-Disney to hear that the feisty feminist Meghan is quitting her job to become a Princess (kinda, not really). Truth be told, she isn’t shedding any tears over it. “I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change,” she told the BBC back in November. “It’s a new chapter, right? And also, keep in mind, I’ve been working on [Suits] for seven years. We were very, very fortunate to have that sort of longevity on a series”
Wait, Suits was on for seven years?
There’s a chance Meghan might eventually give up her American accent.
Bro, seriously. One palace insider told Entertainment Tonight that Meghan was going to undergo elocution lessons. “Meghan’s American twang will be softened and toned down,” they revealed. “But more essential is her switching to British terminology — she simply cannot be ‘taking out the trash’ and ‘wearing pants’.”
Um, sorry, that is royally ridiculous. And definitely not the worst of it, right?