Meghan Markle has broken royal tradition yet again, sending the traditional monarchy into a spin with her latest display of defiance.
The Suits actress and Prince Harry spent International Women's Day visiting 90 students at Millennium Point, at an event to encourage young girls to follow careers in STEM fields. While there, Meghan broke several Royal rules, including showing public affection with Harry and hugging members of the public.
People reports that the prince was speaking to 10-year-old Sophia Richards about what she wants to be when she grows up. When she told him she wanted to be an actress, he brought her over to meet Meghan.
“Meghan told me that I can achieve whatever I want to achieve," Richards told People."And Meghan said she would like to see me on TV when I become an actress. It was a dream come true. I will never forget this day.”
After their sweet conversation, Meghan gave Sophia a warm hug.
We don't imagine the former actress will be reprimanded for breaking the rule, as Kate Middleton and Princess Diana were known to do so as well. Meghan also hugged another young girl waiting in line, and spoke with children who were patiently waiting to meet her.
Royal couples usually refrain from showing PDA in public - a precedent set by Queen Elizabeth - but Meghan and Harry also broke the rules here, holding hands and affectionately holding onto each other throughout the day.
It's not the first time the bride-to-be has defied the royal family's traditions. She'll be making her own speech at the Royal Wedding in May, and is even having a 'maid of honour' instead of the traditional 'head bridesmaid.' Since her engagement to Prince Harry she has also been breaking sartorial rules, by doing such normal-woman things as ditching pantyhose, and styling her hair in a messy bun.
She also broke a major rule when she posed for the cover of Vanity Fair in September 2017, as Royals tend to make public statements about their personal lives only through the Palace.
Meghan Markle: Rule Breaker.