News Kate Middleton and All Royal Women Must Wear This Constricting Accessory to Every Public Outing By Alexandra Whittaker Alexandra Whittaker Instagram Twitter Website Alexandra Whittaker is a news and pop culture editor based in New York City. She studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at Marquette University, where she freelanced for USA Today, Women's Wear Daily, and ELLE. She currently leads both the news and entertainment teams at Cosmopolitan magazine and previously worked as the news editor of InStyle.com where she spearheaded awards coverage. She enjoys writing and editing news stories, interviewing celebrities, and covering the intricacies of the British royal family. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 14, 2018 @ 04:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry later this year and becomes a royal, her wedding band will come with a whole new set of rules to follow. Members of the royal family like Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton aren't supposed to sign autographs, they have a strict agenda of public outings they attend, and we've recently learned that female royals have an additional rule for public outings. Royal family expert Victoria Arbiter told Insider that Queen Elizabeth only has one strict fashion rule for women, and while it's constricting, it's not as overt as you might expect. Chris Jackson/Getty Images "You never see a royal without their nude stockings. Meghan, from what I can see from the engagement photographs, it doesn't look like she was wearing tights or stockings," Arbiter said. "I would say that's really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires." Indeed, looking at Middleton's fashion portfolio, the barely there stockings pop up again and again. Karwai Tang/Getty Images Did Kate Middleton Get a Fashion Makeover? Her Blue Velvet Dress Points to Yes Markle isn't yet a member of the royal family, so the rules don't necessarily apply to her; however, that may soon change. "I think we'll see a gradual change in Meghan's style over time to conform to those [royal] elements, but at the same time, I think what everyone loves about her is her own personal unique style," Arbiter said. "Hopefully, she'll be able to find the balance."