Meghan Markle just seriously broke “Royal protocol”

We always knew that Meghan Markle was going to mix things up a bit in the British Royal family…

Apparently the former Suits actress seriously broke “Royal protocol” for something as simple as her choice of accessory.

Prince Harry’s fiancée chose to wear a Strathberry crossbody bag while visiting Edinburgh, which is traditionally a big no no. Didn’t she look beautiful though?

Royal expert William Hanson explained that the British Royals such as Kate Middleton, for example, tend to favour clutch bags over any other style. This is to avoid shaking hands with people they don’t want to.

“It is protocol that you do not extend your hand to any member of the royal family (blood royal or those who have married into the family) unless their hand extends first,” Hanson said.

“The Duchess of Cambridge may well prefer not to shake hands with certain people – but there are other ways to achieve this, as used by the Queen and other members of the royal family, rather than opting for a clutch over a bag with a strap.”

You learn something new every day!

Naturally, Twitter users had their fair share of opinions on the matter…


“I looooove that she is wearing her purse as a crossbody! It’s practical which makes it lovely. It makes her so relatable. I know, it’s “just” a purse! But this makes me love her”


“I hate that I’m at a point in my life where I think, “Man, Meghan Markle is learning HARD into pants and also I cannot believe she wore a crossbody bag ACROSS HER BODY. IN PUBLIC. AT AN EVENT.”

What are your thoughts on her practical but still extremely classy look?