Published: Thu, September 27, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Duchess of Sussex Meghan opens Polynesian exhibition with hongi

Duchess of Sussex Meghan opens Polynesian exhibition with hongi

Royals, they're just like us!

Meghan Markle has attended the opening of a new "Oceania" exhibition - featuring items from New Zealand and Polynesia - in her first royal solo outing since marrying Prince Harry in May. There for the opening of a new solo exhibition, she composes herself, then steps out of the auto dressed in Givenchy to greet her host (a museum employee, we're guessing) and the zillions of event photogs with cameras all on her.

A third tweeted: "Meghan closes the door to the vehicle she got out from and it is sparking a debate that she might be breaking protocol wooooooooow".

Yes, Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, CLOSED HER OWN CAR DOOR!

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry wave as they leave Windsor Castle en route to their post-wedding reception.

"First time I've seen an on-duty princess shut her own vehicle door", wrote one Twitter user. "It is something she's always done herself like the rest of us".

Last week, in her first solo initiative as a royal, the duchess lent her support to the launch of a charity cookbook aimed at helping a community project formed following London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster past year in which 71 people died.

Seeing this was becoming a real cause for concern on social media, several national news outlets picked up on the story - with some of the UK's biggest news organisations such as the BBC, The Independent and more publishing stories about the move.

Making her arrival, Meghan is seen getting out of the vehicle having had the door opened for her.

Within hours, global media outlets shrieked that Meghan had "broken royal protocol" by taking door-closing duties into her own pristine hands.

"Samantha is kidding herself if she think there is any possibility of getting together with Meghan, or anyone from the Royal family for that matter". "She is every woman". The Duchess paired this look with a black clutch by the same brand and her signature black pumps.

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