Meghan Markle said she was baffled by the difficulty of the UK citizenship test and asked Prince Harry for advice

Meghan Markle has revealed that she found the UK citizenship test “so difficult” that even Prince Harry was baffled by some of the questions.

eghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is said to have started studying for the Life in the UK test after her engagement in November 2017. At the time, Buckingham Palace said she intended to become a British citizen.

Passing the 45-minute test, which consists of 24 multiple-choice questions on British life, history and culture, is a prerequisite. The Duchess said some of the material, which also covers customs, laws and politics, was so difficult that she sought advice.

She referenced the test on the latest episode of her Archetypes podcast while speaking to Pamela Adlon, an actress and director who recently became a British citizen. The Duchess said: “This citizenship test is so hard. I studied for it and I remember thinking ‘Oh my god’.

“I would ask my husband, ‘Did you know that? Did you know that?’ and he would say, ‘Oh, I have no idea’.”

Adlon, who voiced Bobby Hill on the animated comedy show King Of The Hill, joked, “I think they made it harder for you. They said, ‘We’re really going to tear up walls here’.”

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Palace assistants made it clear back in 2017 that the Duchess would complete the multi-year process without skipping the line.

Under UK Home Office rules, she could have applied for permanent residency after three years.

However, she would have had to limit the number of her stays abroad during this period to less than 270, which she did not do.

When the Sussexes left Britain’s labor monarchy and moved to the United States in 2020, sources told The Daily Telegraph that the plan had been quietly put on hold.

The Duchess found “no reason” to apply for dual citizenship after deciding to settle in California, they said.

Archetypes’ latest installment, titled Good Wife/Bad Wife, Good Mom/Bad Mom, explores the “crushing guilt of expectations” women can face.

Speaking to guests including friend Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Duchess spoke of the “immense” pressure to be a good wife or mother.

“She knows how it feels to be a mother and partner in public”

She said housework is “the most thankless, unpaid work there is” and said much of it was “carried out of expectation” which made women feel trapped.

The Duchess said from a young age she “craved to be a mother as much as I craved to be a wife”.

She said she also considers herself a feminist and insisted the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

The Duchess described the “hurricane” of daily “morning rush” at the family home in Montecito, California. She said the Duke was “amazing” and asked how single moms were coping.

Introducing Ms. Trudeau, the Duchess recalled the days spent poolside with their children over the summer.

She revealed they’d been friends for at least seven years, adding that she’s “went to her for advice over the years.

“She knows what it feels like to be a mother and partner, and especially a mother and partner in public.”

Telegraph Media Group Limited [2022] Meghan Markle said she was baffled by the difficulty of the UK citizenship test and asked Prince Harry for advice

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