Between attending her rumored bachelorette party, finalizing the guest list, and continuing to endear herself to the entire United Kingdom, Meghan Markle has a lot on her plate before she marries Prince Harry on May 19. But, as if all of that wasn't enough to turn even the most charming duchess-to-be into a bridezilla (and reasonably so), Markle reportedly has a few even more stressful tasks to check off her pre-wedding checklist. According to the Daily Mail, the newly baptized member of the Church of England is currently being trained in both emergency security measures and that most British of tasks, driving on the left side of the road.
According to the Daily Mail's royal insiders, Prince Harry has been spotted teaching his fiancée how to drive a stick shift around the palace grounds, and that Markle is in the process of applying for a provisional British driver's license. Even though the royal family and their security teams drive automatic cars now, they're all reportedly expected to know how to drive a manual vehicle in case of emergency. The Daily Mail also reports that Markle will be taught "evasive driving techniques" as part of her royal security training, which previously included a "mock kidnap" situation during a two-day course full of "grueling exercises" with Special Air Service troops from the British Army.
Once she gets her provisional license and feels comfortable driving on the opposite side of the road, Markle will have yet another thing in common with soon-to-be sister-in-law Kate Middleton and grandma-in-law Queen Elizabeth II, who still take their place behind the wheel on a regular basis. For example, back in November, not long after announcing that she and Prince William were expecting their third child, Kate and her tiny baby bump went off-roading during an official visit to Jaguar Land Rover’s Birmingham factory.
Nothing says glamorous royal wedding prep like hostage situations and driver's ed!