Very early wake ups and lots of texts: How Meghan Markle is 'disrupting' the royal family.

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When Meghan Markle assumed her role as the Duchess of Sussex, we knew she wouldn’t be like any other royal before her.

However, according to a very thorough investigation by Polly Dunbar for the Daily Mail, the rather “formal” palace staff is still adjusting to Meghan’s “particular brand of ‘up and at ’em’ West Coast energy.”

Their words, not ours.

According to the journalist, Meghan’s day starts at 5am, “rain or shine,” and despite being only six months into her role, she’s brimming with enthusiasm.

The Duchess is also an avid fan of communicating with staff and reportedly sends palace aides “six or seven” texts a day filled with her “ideas and requests”.

“It is said palace staff have never experienced anything remotely like Meghan’s formidable work ethic, matched only by the incessant stream of ideas about how to shape her role,” writes Dunbar.


It's not just the early wake-up calls and texts that are ruffling feathers at Kensington Palace, but staff, and in particular the Queen, have taken issue with the "boldness" of Meghan's dress sense.

Not only has Meghan expanded her wardrobe to include a non-British designers, apparently her fondness for a classic, all-black ensembles isn't fitting with royal protocol which dictates the colour should only be worn to signify mourning.


Quoting a member of the Kensington Palace fashion team, the source said, "Meghan is being told she needs to start dressing less like a Hollywood star and more like a Royal."

Meghan Markle shuts her own car door
Just one of the many all-black outfits the Duchess has worn since becoming a royal... oh goodness. Image: Getty.

Now, given the recent and sudden departure of two members of the Duchess' staff - including Meghan's personal assistant, Melissa - these apparent rumblings of dissatisfied employees aren't anything new.

Despite this, all of the sources quoted in the story have remained nameless, so take this information with a good dose of salt. And while we don't want to add unfounded speculation to the story, perhaps these sources are similar to the ones which just yesterday suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking to fly the royal coup, and move out on their own.

You know... as in the very royal rumours which an actual royal spokesperson from Kensington Palace have already denied, telling The Sun that they're "not true".

Just saying...

What do you think of Meghan Markle's reported morning routine? A little excessive or kind of inspirational too.