THORNBURY, England (Reuters) – American actress Meghan Markle, who becomes Queen Elizabeth's "Your Majesty" Queen Elizabeth, must learn her royal lines when she marries Prince Harry and join the ranks of the British monarchy followed.
Unwritten rules determine how the royals should behave and how the public acts. While many antiquated records have fallen by the wayside, there is still one etiquette that Markle will follow after her wedding to the Queen's grandson on May 19.
"The problem is that she needs to remember that as a member of As Royal Family she represents the family or, it is said," the brand, "said Grant Harrold, who himself served Harry as a butler during he worked for his father Prince Charles, and now gives expert guidance on the subject.
"Well, I think there's a lot of pressure to make sure she gets it right because the last thing she wants to do is Something goes wrong or makes a mistake and it turns into cover page news – and then it's embarrassing for them and for the royal family, "Harrold told Reuters.
For someone who grew up in Los Angeles, life could behind the palace walls – where butlers, lackeys, and members of the royal household, often dressed in chic, traditional uniforms with scarlet vests, discreetly pursuing their jobs, can hardly be more different.
"Me Think Meghan will make it – but she will find some of the Flammery hard to endure, "said Andrew Morton, who has written a biography of the future bride.
"This was a girl who advocated for the United Nations as an Equal Opportunity Commissioner and bowed and bowed on private occasions before the Queen and even (her future sister-in-law) Kate Middleton."
Harrold says The formal protocol that surrounded the Royals, such as when to bend or bend and to whom and how to eat at royal banquets, was dominated by French king Louis XIV in the 17th century, especially by other rulers accepted.
"Etiquette and protocol is very important to the royal family, and has been important to royals for centuries," said Harrold. "These rules are there … one – to help them understand what is expected of them, but also – to help them understand what to do and what not." So, until Markle marries Harry and assumes the style of "Her Royal Highness," she should, in fact, bow to all the other royals, like Kate, the wife of Harry's older brother Prince William.
A rigorous protocol also dictates that she should go backwards in her presence from the Queen, though Harrold says that one would not see that in public. But as the monarchy develops and modernizes, these conventions are not as important as they used to be, as the royals themselves acknowledge.
"There are no compulsory codes of conduct when you meet the queen or a member of the royal family, but many people want to observe the traditional forms," says the royal family website – before explaining how to bow and bows Windsors ,
Those who violate the unspoken rules can sometimes expect a frosty reception.
Last year, the Canadian Governor-General admitted to touching the queen's arm during a London engagement and Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating, who was called the "Lizard of Oz" by the British press after he appeared to be shaking his arm the Monarch's shoulders in 1992.
"Queen Does not"
"Members of the Royal Family do Knicks to the Queen," said Royal Historian Hugo Vickers, a consultant for the 2011 Oscar-winning film "King's Speech" ,
"The queen does not really care if people bow or bend or not, but I think if it's someone who should know, she probably would, but she will not stop people from doing it not to do. "
He said the protocol is very well defined and not hard for Markle to learn.
A convention that Markle must be particularly aware of, that British Royals are expected not to make openly public statements in public.
"She needs to be more careful about how she is photographed and what she does," said Claudia Joseph, author of "How to Dress Like a Princess," Reuters said.
"She will have to restrain what she says, she will not be able to be as political as before – and that could be problematic in the future."
Harrold said her future husband Harry and the other royals would help steer Markle through some minefields.
But another etiquette expert, Liz Brewer, had a warning:
"She must remember now that she is no longer an actress who plays a role – even though she is a very good actress, she is now Part of "Brand Britain," and as such, everything she does will be geared to it. "
Letter from Michael Holden; Arrangement by Guy Faulconbridge