It was a little more than six months since Megan Markle joined the British royal family. The moment the American said "Prince I" to Prince Harry, her contract began with "The Company," as she was known in the United Kingdom.
A 37-year-old former costume actress was flying an American flag while sealing her unique personality to the monarchy institution.
She rejected the dated traditions with her multicultural wedding, liberal sentiments, rebellious fashion sense – in August she wore a bigger visor in the theater, something that priest Kate Middleton would never do. Megan was even in the middle of June when Irish politician Catherine Nuun hastened to comment that her duchess has said she is happy with the latest result of the referendum on legalized abortion in the country. (Seems like a royalist for the royal politicians.)
Of course, much of it is just the former star acting as a normal person – and highlighting how ridiculous and old-fashioned royal protocol it can be. In September the duchess made headlines and was welcomed as a feminist simply because it closed its own car after retiring from the London Rock Academy of Arts. Such a task is usually reserved for flood.
But the winds are changing in the old Windsor House, thanks to California's mixed vegetation. Explore the cool, cool portraits that marked Charles's 70th birthday with a lot of laughter, and Charles devoured his grandchildren (something we never saw him do with his own boys). Megan lets everyone know that it's good to loosen a little bit.
Even the way Prince Harry and Megan interact publicly – constant touching and admiring glances – seem to have an impact on other royal peoples. Take Prince William and Kate, who always behave in a very hard, formal way that feels more than the Victorian epoch of the age of Istanbul.
In the rare exhibition of tenderness at the wedding of William Eugene's cousin to Jack Brooksbank in October, the parents of the three were noticed that they held their hands. At one point, Kate put a hand on William's thigh, a mile away from her usual habit of holding a few modest inches between her and her husband.
English journalist Phil Dumper told The Duchess of Sussex that "Post" really shakes things. The recipient, who has a previous marriage behind, does not avenge grandsons awe in the way Kate is more likely to be groomed.
"Megan has hit the ground," says the author of "Royally Suited: Harry and Megan in His Own Words". He explained that her American openness and experience as an actress helped to smooth her.
"Princess Diana and Kate Middleton were very nervous when they first started in the royal family, but Megan is already a public speaker," Dumpir said. "She also helps Harry with her speeches. , he is doing them more and more without them [the need for] notes.
"Megan has not put his feet on."
Though she was criticized for her awkward fashion decisions just after the wedding, she quickly cut herself in style, favors the embrace of the design and the hat. The bridegroom triumphs on their recent tours in Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji, where they enchant fans in their way and with Diana's princess with ordinary people. While Kate tends to maintain a safe distance between himself and Queen Elizabeth's subjects, Megan has no problems with hugging people through crowd control barriers.
Of course, some Windsor watchers will always find something to complain about. When the Duchess of Sussex reported her pregnancy five months after the marriage, there was a murmur that the 37-year-old would be a "geriatric mother."
The eyebrows were also raised earlier this month by the sudden departure of a personal assistant to Harry and Megan's staff. Following are the resignations of Communications Secretary Katherine McCewere of Kensington Palace in September and Harry's ex-right hand, Edward Lane Fox, who is believed to be leaving his post earlier than expected.
Dumper believes that the last assistant's release is red herring: The employee turnover rate at Buckingham Palace is well-known because of low wages. But Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of the Majesty magazine, is not so sure.
"There are a lot of rumors about the fact that Megan is wild and the staff is leaving for that," she told "By Mail". "They say she's upset with both Kate and William. She is not the girl's most popular girl.
It has just been reported that Megan and Harry are moving from their excavations to Kensington Palace (where William and Kate also live) to Windsor outside London in New Year's Eve.
Dumper, a former royal correspondent for Britain's Sun newspaper, believes that there may be feelings of competition coming from Kate, who was on maternity leave when Megan first came down on stage.
"There is no hard evidence of this, but I'm sure there will be a little jealousy," he said. (To be fair, Kate is probably under pressure to be perfect, given that she will probably be the Queen of England one day.)
While America-born Megan is a favorite of British middle and lower middle classes, some members of the elite have not yet won.
"The establishment is slightly skeptical to give it up to any troubled place and hold the hands of the wretched," says Seward, author of "My husband and I," about the 70-year marriage of Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. "I think they think she's just an actress."
Still, the Duchess of Sussex has a full calendar and is a tough worker. It is believed that it will rise at 5 am and send six or seven texts a day to staff with ideas and requests.
Added Seward: "[Working hard] is a very delightful feature as far as the British people are concerned. "