Prince Harry to Help Meghan Markle With Royal Protocols, Source Says: 'He'll Be Taking Care of Her'

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Meghan Markle has Prince Harry's total support.

Meghan, who's engaged to the 33-year-old royal, is of course getting ready to join the royal family, and a source tells ET that she's in good hands when it comes to making the big transition, thanks to her fiance. The source likens their situation to Prince William marrying Kate Middleton in 2011.

“It’s a given that Prince Harry will give Meghan training in a rundown of what’s expected,” the source says. “He’ll be taking care of her just like William did with Kate. Kate had an idea of royal protocol; Meghan has no experience with them at all.”

According to the source, some of the training will include Meghan learning who to curtsy to, when to sit down for lunch, not to eat before the queen eats, as well as various other royal protocols.

But it's not all work for the attractive pair -- another source tells ET that Harry and Meghan are expected to go on vacation in the new year before their wedding, which is set to take place in May 2018 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. 

Meanwhile, both Harry and Meghan are getting in tip-top shape for their upcoming nuptials. ET has learned that Harry has been working out at the ultra-exclusive KX health club in Chelsea, London, with his protection officer in tow. The gym is no stranger to high-profile clientele, including Pippa Middleton and Adele's personal trainer, Pete Geracimo.

Staying in shape is clearly a priority for Harry -- he was snapped hitting the gym in London just one day after announcing his engagement to Meghan. 

Of course, Meghan is also no slouch when it comes to her fitness. ET has learned that trainers and health clubs have been vying for the 36-year-old former Suits actress to work out with them, including coach Russell Bateman, who heads the invite-only Skinny B**ch Collective class -- popular with celebs like Suki Waterhouse and Ellie Goulding -- and James Duigan’s Bodyism studio, which counts Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, David Beckham and Emilia Clarke as clients.

On Wednesday, a source told ET that Meghan is also seeking a professional martial arts trainer to teach her the basics of self-protection, though she'll of course travel with royal protection at all times.

“Meghan will be trained in many different [areas], including what public places she should avoid, what she should do if she was ever approached and attacked in public and how to release herself from a situation like that,” the source said.

According to the source, Meghan has also consulted with one of the U.K.’s best-known personal trainers “to get her in the best shape before the wedding in May.”

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