Say What? Apparently, Meghan Markle’s Duchess Glow Up Requires 6 (More) Months’ Training

Meghan Markle attends an Anzac Day service at Hyde Park Corner on April 25, 2018, in London.
Meghan Markle attends an Anzac Day service at Hyde Park Corner on April 25, 2018, in London.
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Meghan must really, really love herself some Harry.

According to the London Times, subsequent to her marriage into the British royal family on Saturday, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will now spend the next six months under the guidance of Queen Elizabeth II’s former assistant private secretary, Samantha Cohen.


As reported by Harper’s Bazaar, the duchess will be coached in several areas of protocol, which will include traveling throughout the U.K. and meeting with charities.

Wasn’t she already doing that? I feel like we’ve seen photographic evidence.

An insider told the Times: “It will be six months of listening. ... She is seeking out advice on a range of people. She is going to proceed with humility. It is not going to be quiet, though. It’s going to be a very busy office.”

Umm ... OK. Sounds as if that honeymoon may be on indefinite hold because of the duchess’s very busy schedule. The same insider didn’t seem concerned, telling the Times: “She has worked every day of her life. She is used to a demanding schedule.”

Interestingly, Cohen, who will be leading the duchess’s tutelage, gave notice of her resignation last year after her immediate superior, Lord Geidt, was released from his role as the queen’s private secretary. Despite initially planning to leave Buckingham Palace this summer, she will now remain on staff until next spring, acting as interim private secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after the departure of Prince Harry’s current private secretary, Edward Lane Fox.

In other royal news, one royal requirement the duchess will not be expected to satisfy is meeting President Donald Trump, whom she (rightly) called a “misogynist” and “divisive” in her pre-engagement days, even suggesting that his election might compel her to leave America (way to plan ahead, Meghan).

So if you thought becoming a royal was just pomp, circumstance and hosiery required at all times, think again.

Maiysha Kai is managing editor of The Glow Up, host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast and Big Beauty Tuesdays, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. May I borrow some sugar?



I mean, did people think being royal just meant wearing hats?