Lizzie Cundy: “Meghan’s a free spirit – but that could all change”, plus Paul Burrell: “Harry will make sure Meghan doesn’t struggle like Diana did”
Her world has been turned upside down since she began dating Prince Harry in 2016, and their weekend wedding marks the start of a new life for Meghan Markle. TV host Lizzie Cundy – who interviewed the star, 36, on the red carpet at a 2013 London event and
Julie, 44, tells Closer that fellow American Meghan Markle may have to get used to some bizarre traditions and rules in her new life as royal wife. She says, “I think Meghan will not only have to adjust to life as part of the royal family, but also life as an American in a very British family. I met my husband through mutual friends at a party. I don’t think I quite understood what his title meant at first, as we don’t learn about British aristocracy at school in the US. I noticed a huge difference between my new British relatives and myself. Americans wear their hearts on their sleeves and we’re quite vocal and loud. Brits are more reserved, so I had to tone it down!
“I don’t think Meghan should forget her American roots, though, because that’s obviously a side of her that Harry fell in love with. But there will be a lot of protocol to get used to, like what cutlery to use, or the right plates and glasses. My husband never comes down to breakfast in his pyjamas. Every meal is a formal affair and we dress accordingly. He learned that through his family and I’d be surprised if Harry was any different.
“I expect Harry and Meghan will be able to enjoy nights with friends, but they’ll probably be advised to do dinner parties at home, or hire a private dining area. Meghan won’t be able to walk down the street without bodyguards. I’m sure Harry will be a great teacher and guide her. The royal family are still normal people! My husband may have a title, but he’s the most down-to-earth person and I’m sure Harry is the same.”