12 Times Meghan Markle Broke Royal Code

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The world is watching Meghan Markle’s every move ever since she and Prince Harry went public with their relationship. Now that the two are engaged, Meghan will officially be a part of the royal family which means there are certain rules she will be expected to follow. While these protocols aren’t necessarily written in stone, they’ve been a royal tradition for a very, very long time. There’s no denying that Meghan is extremely poised and well-kept, especially when cameras are around, but it’s also becoming more and more clear that she might be looking to forge her own path among the royal family. Check out these 12 times she already broke royal code!

12. She Talked to the Media About Their Relationship

There’s a reason we never read any interviews from the royal family in our favorite magazines. They like their privacy, and they like to control what information is made public knowledge. While it isn’t completely unprecedented (Kate Middleton was on the cover of British Vogue), it’s definitely not common. Before the two even announced their engagement, Markle spoke to Vanity Fair about her relationship with Prince Harry. She said: “I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it’s really simple. We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news. And I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”

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11. Holding Hands

This one might seem silly, but the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William follow it religiously. It’s an unspoken rule that couples in the royal family do not hold hands in public. According to royal etiquette expert, Myka Meier, this is because when a royal couple like Prince William and Kate Middleton are making a public appearance they “are working representatives of British Monarchy,” so they want to present a professional appearance. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have now broken this rule on several occasions. The first time we saw it happen was during their appearance at the Toronto Invictus Games and they’ve continued to show PDA ever since.

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