In 2018, when Meghan Markle joined the British royal family, her unique style captured the attention of many but also generated criticism and controversy. Some praised her boldness and willingness to defy established norms, while others accused her of disrespecting tradition and royal protocols.
The truth is that every time Meghan attended a public event she was always under scrutiny, her life in royalty carried a unique set of expectations and pressures that over time the former American actress could not withstand.
Meghan Markle’s controversial photo at the 2018 British Fashion Awards.
Meghan’s presence at the 2018 British Fashion Awards certainly did not go unnoticed. The Duchess of Sussex was at the center of royal controversy over a photo.
During her appearance at the awards, Markle who wore a dazzling black Givenchy gown posed alongside the designer of her wedding dress, Clare Waight Keller, and actress Rosamund Pike. However, what caught everyone’s attention was Markle’s gesture as she touched her pregnant belly, an image that was not to the royal’s liking.
According to reports, Prince Harry’s wife personally asked event organizers to remove the photo from social media to avoid trouble with Queen Elizabeth. The image, which showed the duchess in black and white, was removed from the British Fashion Council’s official Instagram account, although some fans managed to share it on social media through a video.
The Daily Mail reported that Kensington Palace did not approve of the way Markle posed holding her belly and noted that they also disapproved of the dark nail polish she wore, something the queen detested.
Instead of the controversial photo, a more conventional image of the duchess on stage was released, selected by Kensington Palace for its official accounts.
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In addition to the controversy of the photo, it was also revealed that a strict security team surrounded Markle during the event that day. No one, regardless of her fame, was allowed to approach her. Even the most important stars of the event were turned away and denied contact with the duchess.
While some admired her radiant appearance and elegant style, others criticized her for her alleged ostentatious behavior.