As the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth was raised with an understanding of royal rules, but other members of the family are, frankly, luckier to have grown up without them. Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle weren’t exactly on track to become royals until well into adulthood, when they met their respective princes. And it means they had a lot of catching up to do in the protocol department.
In newly resurfaced photos from Meghan’s 2015 holiday trip to Malta, she looks as cheery as ever, but her clothes wouldn’t make it past Kensington Palace’s gates today. In the pictures, Markle sparkles in a black turtleneck and … ripped jeans!! Cue the gasps.