MEGHAN MARKLE has only been married to Prince Harry since May 2018, but her husband is already copying some of her habits.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry married in a lavish ceremony at St George’s Chapel last year. Prior to the marriage, Meghan had no experience as a royal and quickly made mistakes as she defied various traditions. But this week, Prince Harry was accused of breaching royal tradition in the same way Meghan did last year.
In September 2018, Meghan was attending one of her first official royal engagements.
As she stepped out of the car she arrived in, the Duchess of Sussex closed her own door, essentially breaking tradition.
The Duchess caused a stir and received both praise and criticism for the unconventional move.
But on Tuesday, her husband, Prince Harry managed to make the exact same mistake.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have both shunned royal tradition (Image GETTY)
As he arrived for the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games in London on Tuesday, he also closed his own door.
Even though his chauffeur tried to shut the door for him, pictures revealed Prince Harry persisted and closed it himself.
The move itself doesn’t actually breach royal protocol, but it is typical for security officers to open and close doors for the Royal Family.
One etiquette expert, Diana Mather, said: “It is really for safety.
Meghan Markle closed her own car door last September (Imag GETTY)
Prince Harry shut his own car door in London on Tuesday (Image GETTY)
Lifestyle and etiquette expert Elaine Swann added Meghan at the time was still adjusting to all of the new rules to follow, but Harry is used to having the door shut for him.
She added: “He instinctively allows doors to be opened and closed for him.”
British etiquette expert William Hanson speculated that the move could be “yet another silent signal that Meghan is going to be doing things her own way and helping adapt and progress the British monarchy.”
However, he added: “The key thing to stress is that it’s not a protocol breach!”
Prince Harry defied tradition during the fifth anniversary of Invictus Games (Image GETTY)
Meghan seems to have learned from her mistake, despite her husband taking a leaf out of her book, and shut the door herself at her clothing line launch on Tuesday.
A video of the Duchess arriving shows the chauffeur closed the door for her.
Meghan and Harry are also not the first royals to close their own car doors.
In the past, members of the Royal Family including the Queen, Kate Middleton and Princess Diana have all done the unconventional move.Source: EXPRESS CO UK