Meghan reveals she studied for British citizenship test and found it ‘so hard’

The Duchess of Sussex (PA Wire)
The Duchess of Sussex (PA Wire)

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has revealed she studied for the British citizenship test and found it “so hard”.

Speaking about the Life in the UK test on her latest Archetypes podcast, the American-born actress suggested even Prince Harry had “no idea" of some of the answers.

When Meghan’s engagement to Harry was confirmed in 2017, Buckingham Palace announced that the former Suits star would become a British citizen.

It was reported she had abandoned the process after the Sussexes stepped down as working royals in 2020 and moved to the US.

Chatting to actress and director Pamela Adlon, who recently became a British citizen, Meghan said: “That citizenship exam is so hard. I was studying for it and I remember going ‘Oh my goodness’.

“I would ask my husband ‘Did you know this? Did you know this?’ and people went ‘Oh, I had no idea’."

Adlon, known for the animated comedy show King Of The Hill, joked: “I think they made it harder for you. They were like ‘We’re gonna really throw up walls on this one’.”

Meghan’s “dear friend” Sophie Trudeau, the First Lady of Canada, also appeared on the show.

Meghan spoke about how they spent time together in the summer with their children, and how she bought an “inflatable pizza slice" pool float online which proved to be a “big hit".

“This wasn’t our day of being the wives and moms, all perfectly quaffed with up dos and pearls and demure smiles," the duchess said.

“This was the other version of us, both with wild curly hair and swimsuits and loose linen and huge belly laughs, big cuddles with our little ones and quiet whispers of girl talk on the terrace, giddy like absolute school girls.

“We were just having so much fun."

Meghan described the episode called Good Wife/Bad Wife, Good Mom/Bad Mom as digging into the roles women play on the home front and looking at how to "break out of the limiting version of these moulds society has carved out for us".

The Life in the UK test costs £50, lasts for 45 minutes and features 24 multiple choice questions about British traditions and customs.

The score needed to pass is 75%, equivalent to 18 correct answers out of 24.

The test can be rebooked an unlimited number of times, but applicants must pay each time.

Example questions include which King was executed in 1649 and who established the Church of England.