Meghan Markle reveals even Prince Harry struggled with tricky British Citizenship questions

Meghan Markle's British Citizenship test wasn't plain sailing as she reveals even her royal husband struggled with some of the questions

Meghan Markle's British Citizenship test
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Meghan Markle's British Citizenship test was not an easy activity for the Duchess of Sussex as she reveals in her new Archetypes podcast that it was 'so hard'.


In the latest episode of Meghan Markle's podcast Archetypes, the Duchess sat down with three women to discuss the judgments and pressures of what it means to be a partner and a parent in an episode titled, 'Good Wife / Bad Wife, Good Mom / Bad Mom.' 

While chatting with Pamela Adlon, Pamela spoke about her grandmother who grew up in England. The conversation then quickly turned to the shared experience of the two American women: English people. "She was English and she grew up during the turn of the century. Oh, that's another thing we have in common. The English people thing," said Pamela.

Meghan then quickly agreed that this was common ground and said that they even both had gained their British Citizenship. "Yes, I heard you just got your citizenship, was it last year? a couple of years ago?" asked Meghan. "I did, a couple of years ago," replied Pamela.

"That citizenship exam is SO HARD, I was studying for it and I remember going, ‘Oh my goodness,'" exclaimed Meghan. The Duchess then revealed that even her husband, a member of British Royalty, struggled with some of the questions in the test.  

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 - One Year To Go events on September 06, 2022 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The Invictus Games will be held in Germany for the first time in September 2023.

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"I would ask my husband, ‘Did you know this? Did you know this?' and he just went, ‘Oh, I have no idea'," revealed Meghan.

Pamela then joked that perhaps the creators of the test could have made it more difficult for Meghan. "I think they made it harder for you," said Pamela.

To which Meghan responded, "You think!"

"Yeah they were like, 'we'll really throw up walls on this one'," joked Pamela.

It was unclear if this joke was about Meghan's popularity with the British public - as if the test would be made more difficult so that she wouldn't pass. Or perhaps it was about her clear links with British royalty, which could mean that she should know more about the customs and history of Britain and therefore be given a more difficult test.

In the podcast, the Duchess also spoke about her children's routine. Meghan revealed she makes seven breakfasts during 'whirlwind' morning routine with Archie and Lilibet, as she admitted, "I make breakfast for all three of them," the duchess said. "I love doing it and it just feels like the greatest way to start the morning." 

The couple also has three dogs, who Meghan feeds, and of course, the Duchess makes time to feed herself, meaning she makes seven meals every morning. "It feels like a whirlwind," Meghan admitted, then added, "I'm sure it'll only get more chaotic as they get older." 

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