If 24 hours is a lot of time in politics, the last six months must have been like life for Monarchy.
Six months ago, the House of Windsor officially welcomed the new member when Meghan Markle walked along the corridor of the chapel of St. George to become the wife of Prince Harry, reports Daily Mail.
In doing so, she created a story, becoming the first African-American woman who joined the heart of the royal family and divorced.
However, her seismic change did not stop at the exchange of weddings.
As The Mail on Sunday shows, the new princess Sussex did not waste time putting her seal on The Firm. Determined to do things her own way from the moment she jumped out of bed at 5 in the morning, it turned out to be less breath of fresh air and more of a whirlwind.
In fact, "Huragan Meghan" breaks the rules on everything from fashion to friendship, diplomacy and the label of car doors (the duchess closes its own). Here we are examining a few changes that she introduced to the Windsor House …
Revival of the ROYAL FASHION RULES
It is said that the queen expressed her surprise that Meghan, a divorcee, wore such a white dress for her wedding – an elegant boat-like creation from Givenchy's fashion house. But the future princess Sussex always intended to do it (or wear it more often) in her own way.
It is courage that has caused some courtiers to be anxious.
"Meghan says he has to start dressing up like a Hollywood star, and more like Royal," The Mail said on Sunday in one of the fashion bands who visited Kensington Palace.
It seems unlikely that since she first appeared in public with her future husband, Meghan was unjustly opposed to the royal convention, either with her fondness for non-British designers or with the passion for black wear – traditionally worn by Royals just to signify mourning.
Nobody gave this note to Meghan, who in August was not only dressed in a black tuxedo for the special performance of the musical Hamilton, but caused another thrill, exposing bare legs a few centimeters above the knee.
It is said that this rebellious spirit has resulted in raising the eyebrows of the Queen, who advocates the principles.
While she and Meghan are understood as having a warm relationship, there has been some tension between them during their trip to Runcorn, Cheshire, in June. Meghan refused to wear her cap after she had apparently not understood that when Queen's advisers would tell her that the queen was wearing one, that meant Meghan should follow suit.
LIFTING THE FLUNKIES PALACE
Six or seven a day – this is the number of texts that the new Princess Sussex sends to the palace helpers with ideas and requests.
She is an early bird, at 5 am rain or shine, and it is said that the staff of the palace have never experienced anything like Meghan's enormous work ethic, tailored only to a constant stream of ideas about how to shape her role. In addition to her publicized engagement, Meghan conducted a series of "secret" missions to meet the British, especially those involved in good things.
Okay, in that sense, her special brand "up and at" em "West Coast Energy is an uncomfortable fit to the more formal ethos of some of the palace's employees.
Meghan joined the royal family at a time when several advisers went on, including the communications secretary Katrina McKeever – the connecting point for the Meghan family – who quietly left the Kensington Palace press office in September. In April it was announced that Edward Lane Fox, Harry's right hand from the last five years, would leave earlier than expected.
In the last few days, it was announced that one of Meghan's helpers, a woman named "Melissa", had left.
Meanwhile, some of them behave in a way that may seem unorthodox: a private assistant Meghan has been filmed to push the photographer away from her boss during a recent tour of Australia.
A NEW HOUSE IN LONDON FOR PARENTS, TO BE?
William and Harry, princes from Cambridge and Sussex, are considering the "formal split" of the joint royal family at Kensington Palace, according to recent reports. This division would create separate courts to reflect their increasingly diverse responsibilities.
Meanwhile, speculates where Harry and Meghan – with their child on their way in the spring – will make their London home. Until now, it was widely expected that the Sussex family would move from the current two-room home of Nottingham Cottage to the exclusive 21-room Apartment 1 Kensington Palace – right next to the huge home of William and Kate.
But now we are dealing with a key – current officials, Prince Gloucester and his wife Birgitte, want to remain inactive – and it is said that Harry and Meghan are moving further towards the Palace of Saint James. In the meantime, there are tensions between the two pairs behind the scenes – in particular between Meghan and Kate. Malicious rumors? Very likely. What friendship is without sharp edges?
Meghan can be sure of one close and important ally: Prince Charles joined up with his new daughter-in-law – as a result of a shared experience of growing up in a dysfunctional family.
The royal biographer Angela Levin spent the year for the prince before his 70th birthday. And, as revealed in The Mail on Sunday, an immaculate source near the prince told her: "There have been many traumas and crises in the personal life of the royal family, beginning with Prince Windsor, divorces.
– That's why the restless family environment of the duchess drew her even more back to Karol.
MEET ALL THE FRIENDS OF MY HOLLYWOODS
"We've known each other for a long time, but recently we rely on each other very often." These were the words spoken recently by tennis player Serena Williams about her close relationship with Meghan.
This is a clear indication that the new duchess is determined to sprinkle stardust in the Chancellery. Under her direction, old money, and even older pedigrees, which traditionally formed part of the inner family of the royal family, were joined by sports stars and A-listers.
One look at the list of royal wedding guests clearly showed how much Meghan was changing the landscape: Serena was one of the many entertainers who went to the chapel of St. George.
Others included Idris Elba, James Corden, the American Queen of Opals, Oprah Winfrey, who spent the afternoon yoga with her mother Meghan, Dora in the pre-wedding period, and George and Amal Clooney.
It is said that the Clooneys are so close to the new royal couple that they hosted Meghan and Harry in August in their grand villa at Lake Como.
INTRODUCTION OF MEGHAN TEAM
Not surprisingly, given her strong sense of self that Meghan is still based on an unofficial team of advisers, consisting of a group of devoted close friends who have helped – and continue to help – in every aspect of her transition to royal life, from wedding planning to organizing a wardrobe for your first royal tour.
Lindsay Roth, one of Meghan's oldest friends since they met in a literary class at Northwestern University in Illinois, is one of her closest allies, and most recently she was seen near Kensington. The author, 36-year-old Lindsay, based the heroine in her 2015 novel "What Pretty Girls Made Of" on Meghan.
Of course, there is also Jessica Mulroney, her best friend.
A well-connected stylist from Canada, Jessica was particularly close to Meghan, ever since the pair met on the suit of the Suit several years ago.
It is believed that Meghan and Harry had important help in preparing Meghan for the wedding, despite the fact that organizers and catering companies helped them.
It was Jessica who called to discuss every element of the day, from the dress to the flowers and the photographs.
Fast forward several months and it was again Jessica, who helped the duchess choose costumes to explore Australia.
Meghan's mother, Doria, is playing an increasingly strategic role. She made two important visits to see her daughter in the summer, staying in a rented Sussex home in the Cotswolds. It is said that she is considering moving to the UK full-time when her grandson is born.
AND THEIR BEGINNINGS OF COUNTRY RETREAT
The new selection of the country house Duke and Duchess of Sussex says a lot about the new pair allies.
While the Queen is considered to be giving a private and isolated couple Cottage York at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, the couple also signed a two-year lease on a 400-hectare property in the Cotswolds, near the Soho Farmhouse's mecca, where they were shown more than once.
Meghan was noticed during visits to the UK before she made her constant move.