Meghan Markle Breaks Protocol! This Time, She Hugs A School Student

Date March 12, 2018

Ever since the engagement between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was announced, all eyes have remained zoomed in on the pair. Most of the attention, however, is on Meghan. It seems that every other day, she is breaking one or several royal family traditions.


Meghan did not wear stockings when she posed for her engagement announcement photos with Prince Harry. In addition, Meghan is not shy about public display of affection. Furthermore, her hairstyles are usually relaxed and loose, not sleek as preferred by the Queen.

Meghan is a hugger

On Thursday, Meghan and Prince Harry were visiting Birmingham. While Prince Harry spoke to a group of schoolchildren, 10-year-old Sophia Richards said she wanted to be an actress, just like Meghan. Meghan then hugged the girl.


While the moment was heartwarming, some observers are concerned about the impact Meghan’s openness will have on perceptions of the royal family.

There is no law against hugging though as The Royal Family website states: “There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting The Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms.


Most popular princess yet

Meghan is getting really popular among people. She has been named ‘favorite princess of all time’ with 37% of votes in a recent poll. Princess Diana got 21% of the votes.


Princess Diana will always be the “People’s Princess", but Meghan is sure to give the title a good run for its money.

Meghan Markle