This is why Meghan Markle has stopped wearing cross body bags

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This is why Meghan Markle has stopped wearing cross body bags

If you cast your mind back to when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just got engaged, she used to wear a lot of crossbody bags, like this £171 Oroton bag or this Strathberry tote, however, since getting married and becoming the Duchess of Sussex, eagle-eyed fans have noticed that she’s stopped wearing them.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 26: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of people across a diverse range of issues including supporting people living with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change. (Photo by John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

For the past few royal outings, the Duchess has been carrying a clutch bag, or nothing at all, and it’s for the same reason Kate Middleton always carries a clutch bag.

Royal expert Penny Junor told Harper’s Bazaar, ‘I suspect that when Meghan was an actress and not a member of royalty, she kept money, make-up, and the kitchen sink in her cross-body bags – as we all do. Now that she is a duchess, she doesn’t need anything more useful than lipstick, and possibly her phone.’

An official banquet could see Meghan and Harry and Donald and Melania Trump as dinner partners. Photo (C) GETTY
An official banquet could see Meghan and Harry and Donald and Melania Trump as dinner partners. Photo (C) GETTY

However, there may be another reason for this. According to etiquette expert William Hanson, the reason Kate, and perhaps Meghan, carries a bag is that it avoids awkward hand shaking situations.

At the time, he said, ‘It is protocol that you do not extend your hand to any member of the royal family (blood royal or those who have married in to the family) unless their hand extends first.’

It was Harry’s second match this weekend and right, as Meghan relaxes
It was Harry’s second match this weekend and right, as Meghan relaxes

And actually, since the Royal wedding, Meghan hasn’t been on as many meet-and-greet events, which required her to have her hands free to shake hands with royal fans and accept gifts.

Meghan Markle Wears Patterned Dress While Supporting Prince Harry at Polo Match Photo (C) SPLASHMeghan Markle Wears Patterned Dress While Supporting Prince Harry at Polo Match Photo (C) SPLASH NEWS NEWS
Meghan Markle Wears Patterned Dress While Supporting Prince Harry at Polo Match Photo (C) SPLASH NEWS

So there you have it.

Source: marieclaire co uk