Published: Mon, October 01, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Duchess Meghan makes first royal solo outing for art exhibition

Duchess Meghan makes first royal solo outing for art exhibition

The Duchess of Sussex broke princess protocol when she shut a vehicle door herself during her first solo outing as a royal.

Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the opening of "Oceania" at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. She knows how to shut a auto door all by herself.

"First time I've seen an on-duty princess shut her own auto door", journalist Christopher Wilson reacted on Twitter.

Meghan's every smile, step and wave has been scrutinised by royalty watchers curious to see how the mixed-race American actress will perform in her new role.

Since marrying into the royal family this year, Markle has been working closely with those affected by last year's Grenfell Tower fire to create a community cookbook.

"Another user wrote, "#QueenOfTheWorld Meghan has had voice coaching, she seems much softer, bit like how Kate's changed too".

"Sorry Meghan Markle's new accent?" read another tweet.

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While such a subtle act of closing a auto door by a 37-year-old may not seem like a big deal for us simpletons, but it is for the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make their first official visit to Sussex next week, it has been announced.

But the biggest shock came when her father Thomas Markle Sr was caught staging paparazzi photos for money and then pulled out of walking his daughter down the aisle, due to heart problems. Again, we're talking about a simple gesture of shutting a auto door, but you don't mess with Royal protocol. The theory went that Charles would then select and eat only one of the eggs. Not only does he see it as a major turn-on, but he also thinks Markle's sense of fashion is terrific.

The Duke said: "I was staggered by the beauty and sheer remoteness of this incredible landscape".

The 37-year-old duchess is now preoccupied assisting her mother in finding a home for her in the United Kingdom so that she would have a place to call her own when she has long visits to England.

Emma Teitel is a columnist based in Toronto covering current affairs.

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