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Date April 13, 2018 14:11

Meghan Markle broke the hearts of her fans when she announced that she was moving on from her acting career to work with Prince Harry following their engagement.

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Meghan's transition

During their first post-engagement interview, the former Suits actress said she was making the transition because she felt the responsibility to utilize her new role to reach as many people as necessary.

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The legal series she was working on before she and Harry were introduced by a mutual friend had been running for 7 seasons.

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Her character Rachael Zane was one of the show's top billing characters. However, Markle is not the only royal spouse who has given up a career to work with their partner.

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Prince Phillip renounced both his title and career in the Royal British Navy to support Her Majesty when they got married and when she became Queen respectively.

Catherine's life before marriage

But, in recent times too, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, also had to give up her professional life.

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Prior to her April 2011 marriage to Prince William, she had done a series of jobs in fashion, photography, and website design.

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After her History of Art degree from the University of St. Andrews, where she and William met, she worked in her parents' company, Party Pieces.

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She spent most of her professional life with Party Pieces, but she also had a brief stint with Jigsaw, as a part-time accessories buyer.

How to be a royal spouse

Meghan has shown a willingness to speak on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. There are a few things that she would have to learn as she officially makes the transition. For one, she will have to stay away from being politically active.

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She has been doing great so far with her royal etiquette, but it is interesting to see how she fares with whatever rank she gets in the family.

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And what she thinks of rules like Prince Andrew's ban on monopoly or the ban on shellfish, which has since been relaxed.

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In all, the marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is already a clear sign that the royal family is well past their reservations towards divorcees. And the world is watching to see just how progressive they can get.

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