Prince Harry ‘twins’ with Meghan Markle and breaks royal tradition by shutting his own car door – a year after the Duchess was praised for the same move
- Duke of Sussex, 37, caused a stir last night by closing his own car door
- Royals typically have doors opened and closed by a personal protection officer
- Fans couldn’t help but point out he was ‘twinning’ with wife Meghan Markle, 38,
- Duchess of Sussex praised as ‘humble’ and ‘down to earth’ for move last year
The Duke of Sussex delighted royal fans by ‘twinning’ with his wife Meghan Markle when he broke tradition by closing his own car door last night.
Prince Harry, 35, was attending the 5th Anniversary of the Invictus Games at the Guildhall in London, when he made the move as he exited the car.
While royals typically have their car doors opened and closed by a member of staff, Prince Harry’s gesture came a year after Meghan, 38, was hailed as ‘down to earth’ for making the same gesture arriving at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
Fan account @Harry_and_Meghan_updates were quick to point out the ‘twinning’ move, posting on Instagram: ‘Wow, same energy’.
Royal fans praised Prince Harry after he closed his own car door last night attending the 5th Anniversary of the Invictus Games in London, suggesting he was ‘twinning’ with wife Meghan Markle
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, was hailed as ‘humble’ and ‘down to earth’ after she closed her own car door outside the Royal Academy of Arts in London last September
Prince Harry was attending the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games in London last night when he followed in his wife’s footsteps.
Meghan won praise as being ‘humble’ and ‘down-to-earth’ when she closed her car door last September while attending an event at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Eagle-eyed fan accounts were quick to point out the gesture from Prince Harry last night, with one commenting that he was ‘twinning’ with his wife.
Posting images of the move on Twitter, one commented: ‘Archie’s Dad looking handsome. Oh and he closed the door himself. How about that?’
Royal fans were quick to point out the move online, with some suggesting Harry’s break from tradition had the ‘same energy’ as Meghan’s
Another posted snaps of a side-by-side comparison of the royals, writing: ‘Wow, same energy’.
One commented: ‘Love, love, love this picture and I love, love, love Meghan and Harry.’
Last September the Duchess won praise for the simple move, as she was seen closing her door while attending the ‘Oceania’ exhibition on her first solo outing as a member of the Royal Family.
Prince Harry broke from royal tradition when he closed his own car-door last night, with some suggesting he was ‘twinning’ after wife Meghan made the move last year
Royals typically have their car doors opened and closed by a member of staff, but last night Prince Harry appeared not to think twice about shutting his own before greeting those attending the Invictus Games Anniversary celebration
The simple gesture impressed royal commentators, with one noting it was a rarity to see a royal on duty closing their own car door.
At the time etiquette expert William Hanson said it was yet another sign Meghan intends to do things ‘her own way’.
‘The Duchess of Sussex closing her own car door is yet another silent signal that she is going to be doing things her own way and helping adapt and progress the British monarchy,’ he said.
‘Whether she thought long and hard about it before it happened, I doubt it. I suspect it was force of habit, but it is interesting to see that many have noticed, as usually dignitaries have a member of staff to do this for them.
Meghan Markle won praise for making the simple gesture last year, with one commentator suggesting it showed she intended to do things ‘her own way’
‘That comes from a security point of view, mainly, not just for perpetuating airs and graces.’
Social media users praised Meghan for the move at the time, with one commenting: ‘No stuffy airs and graces with the Duchess, love her for it.’
Another wrote: ‘Completely down to earth and humble.’
The simple gesture impressed royal commentators, with one noting it was a rarity to see a royal on duty closing their own car door. Adoring fans were also taken by the moment