It's safe to say that Buckingham Palace and the monarchy of Great Britain are forever changed by the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. From the beginning, the world has watched with rapt fascination the evolution of their time together. Their relationship has thus far bucked every notion of what people have always expected of British royalty, and in all the best ways, especially when it comes to gender norms. To prove my point, I've compiled a list of ways Harry and Meghan are equal partners that will fill you with feminist glee.
To be fair, there have been some seriously impressive female monarchs who have sat on the throne in the history of Great Britain. After all, queens like Elizabeth I and Victoria have been lauded for their courage. And even going as far back as Empress Matilda in the 12th century, who may never have become queen as Henry said she should, on her own caused quite the ruckus in her determination to see her husband's wishes for her succession fulfilled. She even outlived her enemy to see her son's eventual elevation to king. However, that being said, the spouses of the monarchy have been mostly relegated to their appearance or what scandals lay in their wake. Harry and Meghan are different. They're out there boldly striking down these outmoded traditions, and bringing the monarchy into the future.