How Meghan Markle dared to break protocol at Queen's birthday parade

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 13, 2018

Many wondered why Duchess Meghan Markle looked like she was standing in the background on the balcony at the Trooping the Colour ceremony over the weekend, which marked her royal balcony debut. The duchess stepped out looking all glam in a pale pink, off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress with a matching wide-brimmed fascinator.

The wife of Prince Harry, 33, appeared on the Buckingham Palace as a member of the royal family for the first time.

While not strictly against royal protocol, her choice of an off-the-shoulder dress contrasted with the likes of Kate Middleton, who always wear sleeves.

"It's very unusual to see a member of the royal household baring her shoulders", he told Lorraine.

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"It's not that it's not allowed, but maybe it's a sign of things to come".

Meghan's choice of an off the shoulder dress was a nod to her wedding dress, which had a bateau neckline. In an ideal world, of course, we wouldn't compare anyone, royal or not, to others around them, and we also wouldn't expect people in 2018 to abide by outdated and sexist guidelines laid down decades, if not centuries, before. The Duchess of Sussex announced that she would be leaving the show following her November 2017 engagement, and her final scenes - including Rachel and Mike's NY wedding - aired earlier this year.

"I would say that's really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires".

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