Meghan Markle is really giving her fans- and haters- something to talk about.
When Meghan Markle was officially introduced as Prince Harry’s leading lady in October of 2016, there were several split feelings about her; while some scoffed at the idea of an American entertainer entering the Royal Family, many were overzealous with Prince Harry’s pick.
On May 19th, 2018, Meghan officially became the Duchess of Sussex when she married Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. On her wedding day, she opted for a simple yet elegant gown- again leaving many with split feelings.
In Meghan’s first few months as a Royal, she has stepped into her role with seemingly effortless grace; many of her first events caused fans to love her more and critics to judge her more. But regardless of anyone’s opinions of her, Meghan has been sure to remain herself.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stayed busy while visiting the Commonwealth and being newlyweds. Since becoming an official member of the Royal Family, Meghan has had outings with the Queen, Kate Middleton, and even her mother, Doria.
On Tuesday, September 26th, 2018, Meghan made history when she arrived for her first ever solo appearance. The Royal Academy of Arts requested the Duchess of Sussex’s presence for the grand opening of their “Oceania” art exhibit.
Several anxious paparazzi waited for the Duchess’ arrival, hoping to snap a picture of her history being made. Meghan arrived and stepped out of the car looking in one of her most elegant looks. After shaking the hand of one of the members of The Royal Academy of Arts, Meghan did the unthinkable.
Before walking away from the car to greet the rest of The Royal Academy of Arts staff and see the exhibit, Meghan stunned photographers, fans, and historians alike but slamming her car door shut!
While this might sound like a small task- it was quite astounding! Royals rarely lay a hand on anything themselves, but Meghan saw it as her responsibility to shut her door. Photographers snapped pictures, and the Internet went into hysteria!
Several fans took to Twitter where they exclaimed thoughts on her gesture. One fan wrote: “The first time I’ve seen an on-duty princess shut her own car door…” while another wrote: “I had to smile- Meghan is closing the door to the car herself- you know she's still used to doing that.” Lastly, a fan wrote: “I don’t think Meghan Markle sees herself as a better than anyone else. She knows that she and Prince Harry are blessed to have found each other. I’m proud of her. Life is good.”
Of course, some critics thought she was unnecessarily trying to capitalize on a photo opportunity to “make herself look humble,” but either way- she looked entirely down to earth! Many believe Meghan is reflecting Princess Diana more and more every day- what do you think?