Meghan, who looked stunning in a black Givenchy dress, attended the opening of an exhibition of works from the Oceania region at the Royal Academy of Arts on Tuesday.
As per protocol, she arrived in a chauffeured ride, but she chose to break protocol when she stepped out of the vehicle and closed her own door. There for the opening of a new solo exhibition, she composes herself, then steps out of the auto dressed in Givenchy to greet her host (a museum employee, we're guessing) and the zillions of event photogs with cameras all on her.
"I don't think I've ever seen a member of the royal family do that before".
"Current state: Poking my own eyes out after reading Meghan "broke protocol" by shutting her auto door".
Then, she extended her hand and pushed the door shut before walking away. "Oceania" is the first ever major United Kingdom exhibition of about 200 works of art spanning over 500 years, from the Oceanic sphere and encompassing the islands in the vast Pacific region.
A new royal documentary that features Meghan, 37, had viewers questioning if she was already losing her American accent.
The exhibition, which also includes items from Melanesia and Micronesia, marks 250 years since British explorer James Cook set off aboard the HMS Endeavour for the South Pacific.
Etiquette expert William Hanson confirmed this in an interview with a British radio show, explaining royals have members of staff to open and close vehicle doors for them as a security measure, rather than "airs and graces".
Meghan doesn't just close auto doors with her own hands - she waves with them, too!
Another wrote, "Meghan has had voice coaching, she seems much softer, bit like how Kates changed too".
The BBC summarised the mood of the nation in its own headline: "Meghan closes a auto door and some people can't handle it".