Before Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex, she was simply Meghan, an American actress who had no fancy titles attached to her name.
Now, she’s referred to as Her Royal Highness and the Duchess of Sussex and this left some of her old friends quite confused.
Her friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin said he did not know where he stood with the Duchess and had no idea how to address her or be around her.
He said: “I asked her ‘do I bow to you? I don’t want to disrespect you, but I’ve known you for almost ten years. What’s up?’ ”
To which Meghan started laughing and said: “I’m always going to be Meg.”
The makeup artist, however, vowed to be on his best behaviour the next time the two catch up.
He added: “But next time I see them I will be respectful and know my protocol. But Meg is always going to be Meg, that’s how it is!”
Martin also gave some inside information into what went on behind the scenes at the Royal Wedding. The makeup artist said Meghan was incredibly cool while all her friends were nervous.
She didn’t seem nervous. She was very cool, she was regular Meghan.
I think we were nervous, but we didn’t want to make her nervous so it was very chilled.
Of course, brides have nerves, but if we didn’t put so much expectation on it, it wouldn’t have made her nervous.
It was very even, very easy.
Martin also said most of Meghan’s friends were in a state of shock until the Duchess slipped on her beautiful wedding dress.
It was all so easy. It didn’t hit us that she was getting married until she got the dress on.
It was so beautiful and so architectural, and when she put it on it was like a glove. It was so easy.
The spectacle of the veil and the crown and it was, ‘Oh my goodness, this is really happening’.