The Significant Milestone Meghan Markle Accomplished Faster Than Any Royal Bride
Meghan Markle will officially become a royal when she marries Prince Harry, but she's already making history! The former Suits actress has been receiving etiquette lessons on royal protocol, and she's doing it faster than any royal bride ever has.
"Meghan has been regularly making private visits to organizations as she gets to know the UK charity sector," a palace insider recently told People. "She's on a very busy schedule behind the scenes. She has her wedding preparation and is meeting a number of people all the time — from Harry's charities, staff at the household, and the Royal Foundation."
In addition to etiquette lessons, Meghan also recently underwent kidnap training. The training was allegedly a "kidnap and rescue" scenario, in which forces "from the Royal Army's SAS regiment used live ammunition" so that Meghan would know what "real gunfire" sounded like. According to Newsweek, she also received outdoor survivor pointers in case she were to escape and "was abducted by British special forces and held by mock kidnappers."
While the whole thing may sound frightening, it makes sense that Meghan would have to go through all that training, given the royal family's history. In 1974, Princess Anne was a victim of a kidnapping attempt, and eight years later, Queen Elizabeth's life was threatened when a man broke into Buckingham Palace twice in one month.