In other news, Meghan Markle closed the car door all by herself, a protocol-pushing move that's left Twitter reeling. No, we're not joking.
The Duchess of Sussex marked her first solo royal engagement on Tuesday, helping to open the Oceania exhibit at London's Royal Academy of Arts. Meghan chose a stunning black Givenchy dress for the milestone, but it was her gesture exiting the car that people can't stop talking about.
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) September 25, 2018
Yes in deed...it was humble of the Duchess.... Way to go Meghan
— Vanessa VanneyAuthor (@Nessness67) September 26, 2018
I don't think I've ever seen a member of the Royal Family do that before.
— Kania McKalliah (@KaniaMcKalliah) September 25, 2018
Completely down to earth and humble
— J.G.M. (@MainLineMaven) September 25, 2018
"Completely down to earth and humble," someone commented. "I don't think I've ever seen a member of the Royal Family do that before. Wow," said another.
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Other tweeters quickly played on the frenzy the royal caused for such a mundane task.
Current state: Poking my own eyes out after reading Meghan “broke protocol” by shutting her car door. Car door shutting does not fall under protocol!
— Victoria Arbiter (@victoriaarbiter) September 25, 2018
Meghan closed her own door! What is the world coming to??
— Mark Withers (@markwithers) September 26, 2018
Everyone is freaking out because Meghan Markle closed her own door...Good thing she has arms and is able to close the door!!!! Plus she is totally used to doing that, is probably even a reflex! I say is totally cool that she closed her door!!!
— Julia Guarín (@juliaguarinn) September 26, 2018
The tweets get better. Seriously, we think the moment nearly broke the internet.
"After being filmed closing her own car door, there are hopes Meghan Markle may break with other royal traditions by 'having opinions' and 'paying tax," joked one user. Said another, "I have taken to my bed with an attack of the vapours, and will not emerge until I am reassured that Meghan Markle never has to push a door again."
After being filmed closing her own car door, there are hopes Meghan Markle may break with other royal traditions by 'having opinions' and 'paying tax'.
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) September 26, 2018
Typically, members of the royal family wait for their driver or protection officers to open and shut the door for them. However, given that Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry have been spotted closing their own doors on many occasions, we can't really say Meg's broken royal protocol.
Royals, they're just like us!
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