Whether they like it or not, Meghan Markle has come to inject some freshness to the British Royal Family ever since it was announced she will become one of them.
The 36-year-old American actress and humanitarian brought with her the aura of a Hollywood star to the rather conservative world of the royals, but careful not to seem out of place as the royal watchers get used to seeing her next to her future husband, Prince Harry.
It is certainly difficult to please everybody, especially when she is under such intense scrutiny, with the press and the public anxious to know every single detail of her life in the palace and in the royal appointments of the 33-year-old Prince.
Although many have praised Markle for her edgy yet sophisticated style, and she has won the hearts of lots of British people who welcome her with open arms, there are still many who think of her as not suitable to become a member of the Royal Family.
Those who support her admire the way she manages to keep her personality intact while still complying with the Royal protocol. For her detractors, she is a disruptive presence who brings shame to Buckingham Palace, as Meaww reported.
In her recent appearance alongside her fiancé at the Commonwealth Youth Forum Markle continued generating divided opinions about how appropriate or not she is when attending official events. This time it was her choice of dress what started the controversy.
Many were of the opinion that she failed to oblige with royal etiquette when she decided to wear a white-and-black pinstriped dress by Altuzarra. The dress was paired with a black Camilla and Marc blazer on her shoulders and an Oroton crossbody purse.
The disapproval around the infamous dress doesn’t come from fashion considerations, as the entire ensemble was flawless. Instead, what people have against Markle’s dress is that it is not considered appropriate for a future member of the Cambridge's.
What raised the alarms of her haters was that Markle ditched her blazer and exposed her toned arms as soon as she went inside, uncovering the sleeveless top of her dress. For the more traditionalists, she was showing more than she should have.
The negative comments directed at Markle didn’t take long to proliferate. She was accused of not observing the Royal protocol for the event.
‘This is why the royal family should not marry commoners. This dress is so .... so .... not appropriate, to say it nicely,’ read one of the comments in reply to the post about the event by Kensington Palace’s Twitter account.
‘Ok, I love Meghan but someone needs to pull her aside and tell her that she needs to stop thumbing her nose at proper styling for events she attends. Put the jacket back on. This is business, not a garden party,’ commented one of her fans.
There also users who defended Markle and wished her well. ‘Meghan looks great & is staying true to her style. I glad she isn’t wearing a grandma-like dress. Can’t wait for her & Harry to marry,’ wrote another user.