When Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, people were delighted but also curious. Not only was she American and an actress – far from typical for a royal romance – but she was also a divorcee. Merely by proposing to her, the prince had destroyed a long-standing protocol. Of course, that would prove to be far from the only tradition the new royal couple would break. But when Christmas approached, the Queen made a surprising announcement about Markle.