The royal family follows a strict protocol — right down to the hair on their heads. But Meghan Markle has been setting her own rules, especially when it comes to her fashion choices.
The royal fiancée’s laid-back California style was on display during her outing to a radio station in London with Prince Harry. She accessorized her chic outfit with the perfect messy bun look, which is in stark contrast to her future sister-in-law, Kate Middleton’s go-to bun style: the classic chignon.
Meghan and Kate will have plenty of opportunities to exchange style tips. Meghan has already been welcomed into the royal family, having spent the holidays at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham home.
At 91, the Queen has mellowed and is more realistic about the modern world, insiders and veteran royal watchers recently told PEOPLE.
“It’s her age,” says Ingrid Seward, author of My Husband & I, a new biography of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. “She is easier-going. It’s refreshing that [the royal family] is prepared to bend a bit.”
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.