Meghan Markle reportedly finds certain royal rules 'frustrating' to understand

Meghan Markle has said that she knew joining the royal family would bring about some serious changes in her life, but the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex is reportedly still baffled by some of the royal rules.

“She has found certain rules in the royal household difficult to understand, like the fact that the Queen prefers women in dresses or skirts rather than trouser suits, and is often asking Harry why things have to be done in a certain way,” a source told People of the “Suits” star.

Meghan has been quick to adapt to life in Kensington Palace since marrying Prince Harry, 33, in May, though she has ruffled some feathers as she continues to iron out some of the more traditional protocols.

She caught flak last month for crossing her legs while sitting at an event with Queen Elizabeth, and last week made headlines for reportedly telling an Irish senator she was “pleased” that Ireland recently voted to legalize abortion.

It’s policy that members of the royal family do not comment publicly on political issues.

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton at Wimbledon together
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex take their seat in the Royal box on Centre Court before watching Serbia's Novak Djokovic play against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the continuation of their men's singles semi-final match on the twelfth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (R) and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) take their seats in the Royal box on Centre Court before watching Serbia's Novak Djokovic play against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the continuation of their men's singles semi-final match on the twelfth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2L) take their seats in the Royal box on Centre Court before watching Serbia's Novak Djokovic play against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the continuation of their men's singles semi-final match on the twelfth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Gill Brook attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
General view of the royal box on centre court including The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex (front row centre) on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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“I think she finds it a little frustrating at times, but this is her new life, and she has to deal with it,” the source told the magazine.

The Duchess, 36, has been viewed by many as a breath of fresh air to the more traditional royal family, as she has long been a vocal advocate for gender equality – her official biography on the royals website even includes a quote of Meghan declaring herself a proud feminist.

Still, not all are proud of her near-seamless transition into royal life – especially not her half-sister, Samantha Grant.

Her fame-hungry sibling tweeted a nasty rant Tuesday bashing Meghan for icing out their father, Thomas, and said Meghan would be to blame if he died.

“How about you pay tribute to your own father?! Enough is enough. Act like a humanitarian act like a woman! If our father dies I’m holding you responsible, Meg!,” she wrote, according to screenshots obtained by TMZ.

“My father is not an embarrassment for loving his daughter! The Royals are an embarrassment for being so cold. You should be ashamed of yourselves @Kensington Royal… Glad you have so much time to gallivant around paying tribute to others while ignoring your own father! How cold can you be and look in the mirror? Harry? I guess I was right.”

Thomas, 73, has taken to the British press multiple times begging his daughter to contact him, as he claims they have not spoken since he did an interview with “Good Morning Britain” in June.

He did not attend her May wedding, as he underwent emergency heart surgery days before and was unable to fly.

Last week, he said he felt his daughter was “terrified” in her new role, and slammed the royal family as “outdated.”

“Why in 2018 are we dressing like the 1930s? Why do they have to cover their knees?” he told The Sun on Sunday. “I’m not blaming Harry or anyone else but they are following rules that don’t make sense to me.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Ireland
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DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet Ireland's President, Michael Higgins, at Aras an Uachtarain during day two of their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex greets President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins, after she arrived at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (C) visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during her visit with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Croke Park on the second day of the royal visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watches traditional Gaelic sports being played at Croke Park on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk through the government buildings in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk through the government buildings in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin city airport on their official two day royal visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. It is the royal couple's first foreign trip together since they were married earlier this year. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House, during a visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLINE, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLINE, IRELAND - JULY 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Glencairn, the residence of Robin Barnett, the British Ambassador to Ireland during day one of their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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