When Meghan Markle stepped out for her first royal appearance after tying the knot with Prince Harry in May 2018, it is fair to say that a fair number of the eyes in the world were on her. After all, an estimated 1.9 billion of the global population had watched the former Suits star marry into British royalty and take on the role of Duchess of Sussex just days before. Unsurprisingly, then, the 36-year-old American’s choice of outfit for the post-wedding occasion made the internet sit up and pay attention. But, unfortunately, not all of the reactions were positive.
For many observers, Meghan has brought a breath of fresh air to the British royal family. Pretty much since she made her budding relationship with Prince Harry public in 2017, the former actress has appeared to tear up the rulebook. This is potentially in an attempt to bring her old-fashioned in-laws firmly into the 21st century.