Fashion rules Meghan Markle has broken so far while pregnant
The beautiful transition from our screens to the Buckingham Palace seems to be a dream come true for the Duchess of Sussex as she tied the knot with her Royal sweetheart, Prince Harry. The former Hollywood actress made her debut on the big screen as Nurse Jill in the movie 'General Hospital' in the year 2002. She, however, quit acting when she got married into the British Royal Family on the 19th of May 2018.
She has since tried to adjust living up to the rules guiding the royal family but it just seems there are some rules that she cannot be adhered to. Since then, she has been seen on several occasions flouting rules guiding pregnant women who are married into the royal family.
We are going to be looking at a comprehensive list of rules Meghan has broken ever since the news of her pregnancy got announced to the public, from rocking ripped jeans to throwing two baby showers. This might seem totally normal for everyday people but we all know the same rule doesn't guide us and the royals.
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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️
So, sit back, relax as we take you on a journey of all the rules Meghan, our charming Duchess, has broken. Some of them will make you cringe while some will make you grin, but we promise you will have a fun time scrolling through.
THROWING A BABY SHOWER, TWICE
Royals are not to have baby showers as it is seen as extravagant. Meghan, who is used to the glitz and glamour, just couldn't stand the thought of not having her own baby shower and as such held one in New York city with Serena Williams as the host of the event.
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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.
Also, given the fact that she is an American, a culture where baby showers are compulsory, we can't blame her for wanting to share that time with friends and family. There was murmuring on social media about the action of the Duchess but heavy criticism followed after the public got wind of the amount spent on the unwarranted party.
ROCKING SPAGHETTI STRAPS
British Royals are known to dress appropriately but Meghan prefers showing off some skin on her shoulders. Right from her Hollywood days, she has been known to wear off-shoulder tops and gowns and was spotted wearing an off-shoulder outfit too while sitting in the carriage with her husband. The Queen, however, does not approve of it as she is known to prefer a moderate form of dressing without revealing too many parts of the body.
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Today is #earthday - an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home. The above, Their Royal Highnesses in Rotorua, New Zealand. Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900’s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today. Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 8 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©️DOS sharing his environmental POV including: Africa’s Unicorn, the rhino. These magnificent animals have survived ice ages and giant crocodiles, amongst other things! They have adapted to earth’s changing climate continually for over 30 million years. Yet here we are in 2019 where their biggest threat is us. A critical ecosystem, Botswana’s Okavango Delta sustains millions of people and an abundance of wildlife. Huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans, are altering the entire river system; the ash kills the fish as the flood comes in and the trees that don’t burn become next year’s kindling. Desert lions are critically endangered due partly to human wildlife conflict, habitat encroachment and climate change. 96% of mammals on our 🌍 are either livestock or humans, meaning only 4% remaining are wild animals. Orca and Humpback whale populations are recovering in Norway thanks to the protection of their fisheries. Proof that fishing sustainably can benefit us all. Roughly 3/4 of Guyana is forested, its forests are highly diverse with 1,263 known species of wildlife and 6,409 species of plants. Many countries continue to try and deforest there for the global demand for timber. We all now know the damage plastics are causing to our oceans. Micro plastics are also ending up in our food source, creating not just environmental problems for our planet but medical problems for ourselves too. When a fenced area passes its carrying capacity for elephants, they start to encroach into farmland causing havoc for communities. Here @AfricanParksNetwork relocated 500 Elephants to another park within Malawi to reduce the pressure on human wildlife conflict and create more dispersed tourism. Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but every day. #earthday
HER CASUAL OUTFIT AFTER THE BABY SHOWER
After throwing a baby shower that sparked criticisms in the British community, the Duchess was spotted wearing a way too simple outfit; she rocked tight leggings, zip-up top, and a baseball cap. The outfit was trailed by public cries of people who believe that Meghan could have done better.
USING FLASHY NAIL POLISH
Meghan was spotted going against one of the royal family fashion rules which states that flashy nail polish should be avoided. Meghan was spotted with nails painted a rich and dark burgundy color at the British Fashion Awards. Critics pointed this out as one of the series of royal fashion blunders she has committed ever since she got pregnant.
WEARING BRIGHT COLORED CLOTHS
The Queen is known to wear bright colored clothes for easy recognition and is known to love bright colors when attending occasions or performing ceremonial functions, but Meghan seems to be taking the shine off Her Majesty lately as she is mostly seen wearing bright colors every now and then. Is this a silent battle for attention or just a random fashion choice? Time will tell.
ROCKING RIPPED JEANS
On every level, this is a no-no as it is seen as vain and ridiculous for someone of the royal line to wear such clothes, but Meghan seems to be in love with this new trend. This loud and radical clothes design does not go in line with the royal wardrobe but the Duchess is occasionally caught wearing it. She was pictured with her man in late January 2019 while wearing ripped jeans and boots.
Rocking Wedges is not allowed in the British Royal Family but Meghan was caught wearing them during her tour with her husband. It was also reported that she was seen wearing a spaghetti strap during the Australian tour, as we mentioned before in this article.
WEARING OFF-SHOULDER DRESSES
During the British Fashion awards, Meghan was seen wearing a one-shoulder-off kind of dress which earned her criticisms from far and near with people claiming that the dress revealed too much, but Meghan is not one to let criticisms deter her from showing off her jaw-dropping outfits. The dressing was viewed as way too indecent and it was not tolerated by some of the more reserved people.
This is flagged inappropriate as the slit causes a parting of the outfit by the thighs which ends up revealing sensitive parts of the Duchesse’s body. The royal palace frowns upon such dressings and has not in any way liked that the Duchess wears it once in a while.
TRAVELING WHILE PREGNANT
Women in the royal family are not allowed to travel while pregnant. This is due to security and comfort reasons. Meghan was seen in Australia not long after her pregnancy was announced which is clearly against the rules, but who cares? Definitely not Meghan.
WEARING ABOVE KNEE-LEVEL DRESSES
In line with Royal protocol. dresses and skirts above knee level are barred from the Duchesse’s wardrobe, but Meghan won't let the old rules keep her boxed up as she is sometimes seen wearing sleeveless gowns and above the knee dresses.
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“If things are wrong and there is a lack of justice, and there is an inequality, then someone needs to say something.” On #IWD2019, The Duchess of Sussex joined female thought-leaders and activists for a discussion panel convened by The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust – to discuss areas of concern for women globally. Her Royal Highness has become Vice-President of The QCT and, in her new role, will focus on supporting woman and girls. The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust – of which The Queen is Patron and The Duke of Sussex is President - exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world. #IWD2019
NOT USING PANTYHOSE
Women from Royal families are known to wear pantyhose when they are on gowns or skirts but Meghan Markle will have none of that as she is seen often times not wearing pantyhose at all.
Although Meghan has disregarded a lot of Royal fashion rules, she still remains an iconic character and a Royal member of the British Empire. The Duke and Duchess are expecting their first child together soon and it will be a thing of great excitement when that happens.
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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were today introduced to the newborn son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. The Duchess’s mother, Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 📸 Chris Allerton/@sussexroyal
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