Meghan Markle must undertake hostage training before joining the royal family

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Becoming a royal isn't all jewels and gowns.

If there’s anything The Princess Diaries and The Prince and Me taught us, it’s that there’s pros and cons of becoming part of a royal family.

Sure, the jewels are gorgeous and the princes are hot, but you also have to leave your old life behind.

Possibly the hardest – and scariest – part of becoming a royal is the training you have to undergo.

And we’re not talking grooming and deportment lessons.

A major part of Meghan’s preparation is a rigorous personal protection training program.

The course, taught members of MI5, the SAS or Scotland Yard, will teach her how to deal with terrorists, stalkers and kidnappers.

According to TMZ, she will learn "micro-expressions, key words and other signals to let either her family or law enforcement know if she's under duress from captors. We're also told she'll get some basic psychology training on dealing with her captors. She'll also be taught how to get out of restraints like duct tape or zip ties." 

Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Prince William have all taken the training which lasts about a week.

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