Meghan Markle breaks Royal rule during first official appearance with the Queen
Duchess Meghan appears to be set on breaking many Royal protocols now more than ever. She was recently seen at the Trooping the Colour event where she wore a short-sleeved dress.
Royal women usually wear long-sleeved dresses for their outings. However, on Friday, the Duchess of Sussex opted for a dress that showed off her arms according to The Sun.
Duchess Meghan, 36, went for a custom-made pale pink Carolina Herrera dress on Saturday at Trooping the Colour. The dress featured a midi hemline, three flat, round buttons and a folded, off-the-shoulder neckline.
The former actress is a fan of the off-the-shoulder look. She even incorporated it into her Royal wedding dress last month.
Duchess Meghan’s look was completed with a matching Philip Treacy hat. Her short sleeve dress is a break from tradition, as the women of the Royal Family typically wear long sleeved dresses at the event.
For example, Duchess Kate has always worn a sleeve that comes past the elbow since making her Trooping debut in 2011. In 1981, Princess Diana also never wore a short-sleeved look to the official celebration of the Queen’s birthday.
Meghan has been breaking protocol for a while now. In November last year, she didn’t wear nude pantyhose to her engagement photo call.
She’s also gone with her signature messy bun during numerous engagements. During a visit to Cardiff Castle in Wales, Meghan gave a 10-year-old girl an autograph.
The Duchess only followed the pantyhose rule when she attended her first engagement as a Royal last month. For Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebration Meghan also wore a similar shade to her Trooping the Colour dress.
During the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess wore a rose-pink ‘Flavia’ silk-crepe pencil dress by British fashion label Goat. There she completed her look with pantyhose, a matching saucer-style fascinator and blush ‘Siren’ pumps by Tamara Mellon.
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