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BREAKING NEWS: Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, DEFIES Royal Protocol

Old 09-26-18, 12:39 PM
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BREAKING NEWS: Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, DEFIES Royal Protocol

This kind of behavior cannot be ignored in this climate.

Meghan Markle Defied Royal Protocol
https://www.marieclaire.com/celebrit...osed-car-door/

Yesterday was a big day for Meghan Markle—she arrived at London’s Royal Academy for her first solo engagement as Duchess of Sussex. As per usual, the Duchess looked stunning and sophisticated, opting for an elegant black Givenchy dress and Aquazzura bow pumps for the memorable occasion.

Even for someone as confident as Meghan, it’s impossible to imagine the nerves and pressure that she must have been feeling when pulling up to the Oceania exhibition, without husband Prince Harry, or any other royal family members, to lean on for support while the world was watching. With that in mind, it’s totally understandable that the Duchess, on arrival, may have accidentally defied royal protocol with one subtle but independent move.

Proving that she’s not like a regular Duchess, she’s a cool, strong Duchess who don’t need no Prince Charming by her side (at least, not all the time), Meghan took the bold move of closing her own car door when stepping out of her ride for the evening. I know, I know—sharp intake of breath, audible gasp, prepare the dramatic music, slow motion door close.

It might not sound like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but, according to royal family Twitter, it definitely is. It’s almost totally unheard of for an on-duty royal to shut their own door. But Meghan stepped out of the luxury car and pushed the passenger door behind her while greeting her host, without giving it so much as a second thought. Special mention goes to the guy who did step forward to shut it for her, but then probably thought: "That's it, I'm fired."
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^ added her designation to the title.
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This is horrifying, but it will soon come to an end when they put Elizabeth's mind into her body.
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Surprised this wasn't a grundle thread based on the title.
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Surprised this wasn't a grundle thread based on the title.
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Biggest question that arises from this

You read Marie Claire?
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I view this thread as yet another attempt to distract from the Kavanaugh hearings.

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As a subject of the Queen, I'm.....offended?
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Such a nasty woman, no wonder, she's not English. By the looks of her she might not even be a real American. Where's her birth certificate?
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So when is the public execution scheduled?

Oh wait, by the time the next issue of Marie Claire hits the stands it'll be over. Anyone have a second source to keep us updated?
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Duchess of Sussex sounds like a porn title.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, DEFIES Royal Protocol

After watching the video it's the driver who should be fired. He pulled up waaaay too close to the waiting Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London and his attendant. In the resulting crowded clusterfuck, the attendant had to let go of the open door to make way for her to exit the vehicle, and then he had to clear the area for the photo op. At this point, HRH was forced to close the door herself in order to proceed in the direction indicated by Sir Kenneth.
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Why is this even news? It's funny that those in the United States care more about the British royal family when our country was founded to due to the opposition of the principles of royalty among other things.
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As a subject of the Queen, I'm.....offended?
Yes! This is an outrage! I demand... restitution! ermm... retribution!...and... reconstruction!

Let's go get them!

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Why is this even news? It's funny that those in the United States care more about the British royal family when our country was founded to due to the opposition of the principles of royalty among other things.
I think that at this point a lot of Americans would take the royal family over the clusterfuck that's in the White House right now.
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Why is this even news? It's funny that those in the United States care more about the British royal family when our country was founded to due to the opposition of the principles of royalty among other things.
I don't think it's really "news" - it's just a funny little tidbit to talk about.
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Come back to Suits, Meghan. We miss you. You can open and close all the doors you want. You can even open and close the <strike>boot</strike> trunk.
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I view this thread as yet another attempt to distract from the Kavanaugh hearings.

Maybe I'm weird, but I find Felicia Day about ten times more attractive than Markle.
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"Magnum! Trump is President, a sexual predator is about to get approved to the Supreme Court, the Duchess of Sussex closed her own car door - and it's all your fault!"
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Maybe I'm weird, but I find Felicia Day about ten times more attractive than Markle.
Meghan is quite attractive, but Felicia is just frigging adorable, so I totally get what you are saying.
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Yeah, Felicia is adorable.

We ever find out who her baby daddy is?
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