WHY IS MEGAN MARKLE UNDER FIRE FOR CLOSING A DOOR?
New royal Meghan Markle has caused a stir on social media after photographs re-emerged of her closing a car door.
Traditionally, royals are meant to be followed by a staffer who would then close the door for them.
During a visit to the Royal Academy in London, videos show that staffers walked away from her once she got out of the car. So, like any normal person, she closed the door herself and went inside the building.
Pictures of Meghan closing the door have been shared all over social media, and have received mixed reactions.
Many people have praised Meghan for remaining humble and connected to society whilst becoming a royal. Twitter users have called her "completely down to earth and humble" and said she showed that she will make a good addition to a family which is often criticised for not being able to connect with normal people.
However, several royal family followers have said the action shows she isn't ready to be a royal.
Paparazzi have said that nearby staffers, and even her husband, Prince Harry, showed shock and annoyance.
"The protection officer was there & opened the door but the museum guy was there too so PO moved out of the way...& Meghan closed the door. Someone on my feed said PO’s eyes bugged out that she touched the door..so did Harry's!", said one.
A close friend said she has now been told by the family about the standard protocol when it comes to car doors, so it looks like she won't be closing doors for much longer.