Much of the world woke up to the exciting news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child together, according to Kensington Palace.
And there are some that we can reasonably expect Meghan to stick to when it comes to welcoming the newest addition to the family.
She'd already broken a few standard rules before her pregnancy announcement:
It doesn't sound like much, but apparently it's nearly unheard of for a royal to close their own door when on-duty.
She isn't alone on this infraction, though—Kate Middleton has been known to dabble in door-closing shenanigans as well.
What looks perfectly modest sleeveless dress to us everyday peeps is actually a notorious break from the royal norm.
Typically, a royal woman should not wear off-the-shoulder or revealing outfits—Kate Middleton has worn elbow-length sleeves since marrying her prince.
In his youth, he was known for some pretttttty wild times. But more recently—prior to their engagement—he diverted an entire schedule of appearances and royal duties just to visit his bae in Toronto.
It's an exciting day, and a good time to remind ourselves of the protocol when it comes to expectant mothers in the royal family.
Although it's a widely common trend for expectant parents to throw parties to announce the gender of their little one, it's more than likely not going to happen for Meghan and Harry, according to Business Insider.
Historically, all members of the royal family have been forbidden to reveal the gender of their baby to the public, although Kate Middleton and Prince William have been known to drop a few hints when it came to their own children.
Time will tell if Meghan and Harry will do the same!
This common tradition isn't one that the royals tend to participate in. It's basically outright asking for gifts, which is seen as a highly inappropriate practice in the royal family, says HELLO!
According to Good Housekeeping, when Princess Charlotte turned one, she received gifts and cards from 64 countries, including an 18-karat white gold rattle, which was estimated to cost $45,000.
We're sure this new addition to the family can expect the same treatment.
The Irish Sun reports that Kate Middleton had three midwives for Princess Charlotte's birth, so we can expect that Meghan will have the same amount of medical support during her pregnancy.
Naturally, everyone was sworn to secrecy, and they had to be on call for three months before Kate was due to give birth. This meant that drinking alcohol was forbidden, and you had to be ready to be at the hospital at a moment's notice, according to ELLE.
The public was well versed in Kate's struggle with hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness), and it's likely that if Meghan struggles with similar complications, the public will be kept in the loop about it.
While a typical bag is stocked with items like Chapstick, hair ties, towels, and other toiletries, Meghan will have to pack a formal outfit.
And unfortunately, an oversized shirt and comfy yoga pants are going to be a no-go for the new mother.
Chances are that Meghan and Harry won't be able to name their baby based on the latest trends (so a royal baby named Kylo or Kardashian is out).
According to The Evening Standard, people are already placing bets that they'll go with Diana or Victoria for a girl, and Philip if it's a boy. Time will tell!
...offspring that aren't in immediate succession of the throne—i.e. the Duke and Duchess's wee baby—have a little more leeway.
Due to their distance from the throne, they were able to name their kids Eugenie and Beatrice, which by royal standards are pretty dang unique and out there.
It's not entirely known whether or not the Duke and Duchess will abide by this rule, though. Especially considering it was broken before by Prince William and Kate.
The reasoning behind this is twofold—to celebrate in private and share the news with the entire royal family, and to gauge the suitability of the name.
Despite facing the real possibility of swollen feet, she'll still be expected to wear close-toed shoes when attending public events, according to Reader's Digest.
Unsurprisingly, fashions that are revealing, especially in the cleavage area, aren't going to fly with the royals.
It's preferred that as the due date approaches, Meghan will stay as close to home as she can, according to The Sun.
Before the public is notified, or even any other member of Meghan and Harry's family, The Queen will be informed of the arrival of her great-grandchild, according to Metro.