When the vehicle ferrying Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stopped outside the Royal Academy of Arts for her first solo event since marrying Prince Harry, an assistant opened the door for her. Markle got out and, before the assistant could swoop into action once more, shut the door behind her – and the Internet went nuts.
Some users saw the simple action as the duchess’ down-to-earth approach to life coming through, while others seemed to think it was a serious breach of etiquette. According to etiquette aficionado William Hanson, it was not. Rather than royals thinking themselves too good to open their own car doors, it was simply a matter of security. [Read more…]