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People Seem To Think Meghan Markle Broke Royal Protocol With Friendly Gesture—She Didn't

People Seem To Think Meghan Markle Broke Royal Protocol With Friendly Gesture—She Didn't
Updated 3 months ago

During a visit to a Scottish charity in Edinburgh with fiancé Prince Harry, Meghan Markle made waves when she broke royal protocol by hugging the charity's co-founder Alice Thompson.

Alice reportedly told Meghan she was “deeply inspired” by her speech during the UN Women Conference in 2015, and Meghan, caught up in the moment broke protocol and gave her a hug. The encounter quickly made international headlines. 

As it turns out though, a specific royal protocol doesn't exist.

Indy100 reached out to a spokesperson from Clarence House, the current residence of Price Charles. When asked if the rule against hugging existed the spokesperson "laughed and added 'not that I am aware of'". 

 "There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting The Queen or a member of the Royal Family."

Although it appears Meghan didn't breech any protocol some were still rather upset by it. 

While others doubted if the moment was genuine. 

But many remembered the "people's princess", and appreciated Meghan for her refreshing attitude and compassion. 

Whether Meghan broke protocol or not, she still has some time before it technically counts. 

H/T - Indy100