Joining the British royal family means that there are many difficult changes ahead for Meghan Markle, following her engagement to Prince Harry.
In addition to leaving hit TV show Suits, Meghan has now shut down her social media accounts.
Meghan has already moved from Toranto to her new home in London, and is soon to be baptised and confirmed ahead of her wedding to Harry.
It seems that there’s one aspect of being a royal family member, out of all the challenges the role throws up, that Meghan could find particularly challenging.
A biographer of the Queen, Robert Lacey, told The Guardian how politically active Meghan could find it a “problem” that members of the royal family are required to be politically neutral.
In the past, Meghan has spoken openly about her view of how “divisive” current US president Donald Trump is, calling his views “misogynistic”.
She also spoke up and said that Trump has made it easy to see that you “don’t want that kind of world” that he is creating.
Traditionally, the royals are required to stay out of political issues, with the Queen having always stayed neutral on issues of the state. In fact, the monarchy’s website states, “As head of state, the Queen has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters.”
At times, members of the royal family have however vocalised their opinions on political issues, with Princes Charles a well-known champion of environmental causes.
However, it seems that Meghan is already fully accepting of all the changes her new role is likely to bring, including neutrality on these kinds of issues.
In recent months, she’s refrained from posting on her various social media channels, and has also taken down her lifestyle website, The Tig.