Chris Jackson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Meghan Markle’s Princess Lessons From Prince Harry Apparently Include How To Curtsy

Ad failed to load

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially getting married on May 26, 2018! Now that she's going to be a duchess come May, Markle's got to learn the tricks of the trade of royal life. In order to do so, she's reportedly being tutored by her fiancé. Yup, Meghan Markle is basically getting princess lessons from Prince Harry. It's like if The Princess Diaries were real, except not so offensive that they have to change what Markle looks like and Prince Harry is Julie Andrews. Meghan Markle's princess lessons from Prince Harry include the basic dignitary things you'd expect: how to address diplomats, how to address other royals, and yes, even how to curtsy properly.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told TMZ that Markle is going to have to learn royal dining etiquette, proper behavior for state dinners, and the ins and outs of royal fashion. She can't, according to TMZ, wear black whenever she wants. Royals are apparently only allowed to wear black in times of mourning, so funerals and the chunk of time before and after. Princess Diana made waves once when she broke that rule and wore a black gown to an event, and honestly, I don't blame her. Literally 90 percent of my wardrobe is black clothes, so this rule really hits me hard. I used to think being an English royal was the coolest sh*t ever, but if they can't wear black, I'm out. Sorry to all the royals who have been pining for me! I'm just a heartbreaker that way!

Another thing Meghan Markle probably can't have — other than an all-black wardrobe? Adult bridesmaids.

Ad failed to load

Yup, another royal expert, Marlene Koenig, told Town & Country that it's unlikely any of Markle's famous friends will be permitted to be her bridesmaids at the spring wedding. Markle is good pals with Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra, and her Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty, but according to Koenig, royals traditionally don't have adult bridesmaids like we do in the United States. Most royal bridal parties consist of kids, in fact. So it's more likely the Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bridal party than anyone else. Koenig told Town & Country,

Yes, my dream of seeing Serena Williams wearing a fascinator hat and standing next to Markle in her ballgown is now ruined. No, I don't want to talk about it.

Ad failed to load

Prince Charles announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement on Monday, Nov. 27 in a statement from Clarence House (his official residence).

Ad failed to load

It read,

By the way, have you seen the ring?

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Ad failed to load

Wowza, that's a pretty one. According to Us Weekly, the middle diamond was sourced in Botswana, a location with special meaning to the couple (they spent their first vacation together there, and it's reportedly where they ~fell in love~). The surrounding two stones are from Princess Diana's jewelry collection, and I'm not sobbing, you are. Prince Harry reportedly designed the ring himself, and I can handle none of it. Now leave me alone so I can have a good cry.

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

5 Trends From The '90s Are Making A Serious Comeback, So Somebody Page Cher Horowitz

I was born in the '90s and my childhood was one Caboodles train case packed with scrunchies and butterfly clips after another. If you could believe it, early '90s fashion is already considered vintage (I officially feel old AF) and according to sprin…
By Stephanie Montes

This New Snapchat Feature Is Going To Make Your Stories Look Even Better

Giphy is officially taking over social media, and I'm not upset about it. After invading Instagram stories with funny animated stickers, the company partnered with Snapchat — and now, we're finally able to fill our Snaps with hilarious GIFs. In other…
By Amanda Fama

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & Luckily, It's All Good Things

Pat yourself on the back because you survived not only one but two major eclipses. The last few weeks have been one obstacle after another but you made it. You dealt with the pain, held it together, and prevailed. Now, your February 19, 2018 weekly h…
By Roya Backlund

6 Subtle Red Flags That Could Mean You’re Sleeping Way Too Much

Have you ever woken up after an unusually long night of sleep and felt, well, kind of awful? Whether you roll out of bed feeling super dehydrated, nursing a throbbing a headache, or you simply feel stiff as a board, there are reasons why your body mi…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 6 Workouts Can Be Done Right On Your Couch, & Yes, They Do Count As Exercise

Ever have that feeling when you're watching the Olympics like you should be working out, or at least stretching, but in reality you're just laying around eating chips? Yeah, me neither. But if you do ever feel that pull to work out when you're just l…
By Annakeara Stinson

10 Things You Should Say To Your Partner Every Day To Keep The Love Alive

When it coms to love, falling into it is a lot easier than maintaining it. There’s a reason, after all, that it's called "falling" in love, because it's mostly out of your control — the heart just takes over. Because those emotions come so easily and…
By Rachel Shatto

Science Says These 8 Foods Can Help You Live Longer, So Eat Up

If you're looking to live forever, or at least for an appropriately long amount of time, then the best way to get started on your journey toward immortality is to think about what you're putting into your body for fuel. Think of your diet as the batt…
By Caroline Burke

I Live In London & When Guys Find Out I'm American, They Only See Me As A Fling

I first entered the world of dating apps during a semester abroad in London, and I had zero idea what I was getting myself into. I was 21, had only ever dated boys I'd met through work, school, or mutual friends, and my appreciation for romantic come…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Here's Exactly How You'll Fall In Love, Based On Your Astrological Sign

One of my favorite things about learning about my zodiac sign and others' is learning patterns about my behavior that I can acknowledge and use to my advantage. As a Scorpio sun sign, I know I'm typically described as mysterious, drawn to loyal peopl…
By Elana Rubin

These 8 Red Flags Might Mean You're Pushing Yourself Too Hard In Your Workouts

If you live by the motto "no pain, no gain," or you frequently exclaim that your HIIT circuits "hurt so good," you're probably the type of person who challenges yourself to the max during your workouts. And while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, i…
By Georgina Berbari

I Tried Vegan "Spacepaste" & It Looks Like Straight-Up LED Lights On Your Face

As you might have noticed, 2018 is the year for glitter. So many brands have been releasing shining, shimmering formulations like they're going out of style. We're not even halfway through February, and Lemonhead LA has already launched the best glit…
By Kim Carpluk

These "Awkward" Proposal Stories Show There's No One Perfect Way To Get Engaged

There are a few adjectives people use to describe proposal stories that tend to be a bit more common than the rest. You know what I mean. How many times have you heard someone describe their marriage proposal as "magical" or "romantic" or — my person…
By Candice Jalili

This $20 Toy Simulates Pimple Popping, So You Can Save Your Face (But Still Lose Your Dignity)

As a self-proclaimed popaholic, I am not ashamed to admit that I love watching pimple popping and blackhead extraction videos. Call me gross, but I find it immensely therapeutic and satisfying. To all of my fellow weirdos, we’ve been blessed with a n…
By Ariana Marsh

Everyone Is So Thirsty Over This “Photo” Of Obama With Facial Hair

It's been a hot minute since President Barack Obama left the Oval office (though it feels like ages), and a lot of us miss him dearly. After leaving the White House, the 44th president remained out of the public eye for a little while, decompressing …
By Daniella Bondar

Meghan Markle Uses This $13 Natural Wonder To Grow Her Eyebrows Back & You Can Too

Meghan Markle is the world's new go-to celebrity for all things fashion and beauty — she's marrying a prince after all, so she must have some tricks up her sleeve. Meghan Markle's beauty routine is just as intricate as mine, because that's how real s…
By Alison Turka

7 Foolproof Things To Do Every Day If You're Tired Of Being Lazy AF

Being lazy can be oh-so-lovely. Until you start letting life pass you by, and not living to your full potential, then suddenly, it's not so good anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love my weekends when I can stay snuggled up in bed just a bit longer. Hit…
By Marisa Casciano

This Is How Long Most People Wait To Say "I Love You," Science Says

If I had to choose one word to describe saying "I love you" to your partner for the first time, I'd have to go with... hmm, exciting? Nope. Thrilling? Hardly. Terrifying? YES. Exactly. Saying "I love you" for the first time is terrifying. What makes …
By Candice Jalili

6 Reasons To Travel Abroad With Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend In Your 20s

Traveling can be many things: hectic, expensive, and definitely stressful. But with the right people or person beside you, all those troubles kind of just melt away. That's why there are some solid reasons to travel abroad with your boyfriend or girl…
By Alani Vargas