In 2018, Meghan Markle entered the British royal family by marrying Prince Harry. Anxious to integrate fully into her new life, she took the steps to become a British citizen. But the task turned out to be more difficult than expected.
It’s not easy to become a British citizen. In 2018, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said “yes” to Windsor during a royal wedding worthy of the name. As the son of the Crown Prince, and future King Charles III at the time, the Duke of Sussex acquired the status of senior member of the royal family, thus seeing himself commissioned to represent the crown with his wife during official trips to the UK and around the world. Baptized according to the rites of the Anglican Church to marry her prince, Meghan Markle, who was previously Protestant, decided to fully integrate by also asking British nationality. And this turned out to be more difficult than she imagined, because, in addition to an obligation to reside in the territory during the three years preceding her application, it is also compulsory to pass a citizenship test British.
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Consisting of 24 questions that must be answered in forty-five minutes and have a final score of 75%, this test covers politics, UK history, popular culture, civics, as well as the country’s judicial system, traditions and daily life. “This citizenship test is so difficult”admitted Meghan Markle, who is an American citizen, to her guests Pamela Adlon, Sophie Trudeau and Sam Jay in her podcast Archetypes. “I was studying for the test, and I remember thinking to myself: ‘Oh my God’“, she specified, to underline her difficulty. She obviously wasn’t the only one having trouble answering questions. “I was asking my husband, ‘Did you know that? Did you know that?’ he replied: ‘I have no idea’“she confided.
Did Meghan Markle pass the test?
Finally, Meghan Markle abandoned her application for British citizenship, in particular because she had not, in the three years following her application, made shortly before her marriage to Prince Harry, resided more than 270 days in the United Kingdom. United. In 2020, the couple announced their decision to leave their royal duties to move to California, where the former actress is from. The Duchess of Sussex’s revisions were in vain, however, as it is mandatory to fulfill this condition before taking the citizenship test. But it can boast today of having nurtured its general culture.