There’s been quite a sight to see on the grounds of Kensington Palace as of late. Prince Harry is teaching his American fiancé how to drive like a British person. That means driving on the left hands side of the road. He’s also giving her pointers on how to drive a stick shift.
After years of using an automatic, Markle is trying to obtain a British license. As The Daily Mail reports, visitors of the UK from outside the EU are eligible to drive a small vehicle for up to a year from the time they first become resident. They just need to have a valid license from their home country, which Markle has.
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If Markle wants to continue driving as a Royal in the UK, she’ll need to get a British provisional driving license and pass a theory and practical driving test. Sounds fun!
The Daily Mail says Markle will also be taught “evasive driving techniques” as part of a general program of security training. And that it’s important for her to to be able to drive a manual should she need to in an emergency.
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An insider tells the publication that Markle has been practicing inside the grounds of the royal palace, where she lives with Harry, and is reportedly excited to drive herself around like a commoner, because of course she is.