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Calvin Saunders
October 1, 2018

While Meghan Markle is probably one of the most talked about names in the world right now, it can be easy to forget that the Duchess of Sussex was pretty famous in her own right before she married into the royal family.

The truly earth-shattering gesture occurred during the Duchess of Sussex's first solo royal engagement on Tuesday evening, when she attended the opening of an exhibition in London. A BBC report summarised the whole incident in its headline saying, "Meghan closes a auto door and some people can't handle it".

Royal correspondent for The Sun, Emily Andrews tweeted: "A princess who still takes the time to shut her auto door". Prince Harry even still gets flowers for Meghan Markle and has them delivered on a weekly basis, including her favorite variety peonies.

A third tweeted: "Meghan closes the door to the auto she got out from and it is sparking a debate that she might be breaking protocol wooooooooow".

Next month, Meghan and Harry will go on a royal tour to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji. She closes a door - all by herself - we are so impressed we could die.

Some praised Markle for her "humble" attitude.

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"A princess who still takes the time to shut her auto door". Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, also has been seen doing so in the past.

While there are usually staff members to open and close a auto door for royal families, there are also no rules that claim the royals can't do it themselves.

The question is, will the rest of the Royal brood follow Markle's lead?

"I don't think I've ever seen a member of the royal family do that before". Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter said that Meghan, contrary to what others said, had not broken protocol by shutting her auto door. "This is nearly twice the 26 per cent who think she should dedicate herself to Royal duties". Closing her own door humanized the Duchess, made her more relatable and more lovable.

Emma Teitel is a columnist based in Toronto covering current affairs.

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