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Princess Meghan ‘Humbly’ Closes a Car Door

Princess Meghan Markle, British royalty and Duchess of Sussex, sent social media into overdrive when she was spotted closing her own car door during her first solo event this week. Arriving at the Royal Academy of Arts, Meghan stepped out of her car, then she shut it behind her. Some praised her "down to earth" and "humble" attitude, while others joked she may put someone out of a job.

Etiquette expert William Hanson pointed out that this was not in fact a protocol breach. "Usually, if you are a member of the royal family or a dignitary, you have a member of staff to open and close a car door for you." He said this was for security reasons rather than "airs and graces."

It appears the person who opened the door then stepped out of the way to allow the Duchess, 37, to greet her host and then close the door behind her. “A princess who still takes the time to shut her car door. Well done Meghan,” the Sun's royal correspondent Emily Andrews tweeted.

Well and truly over-shadowing the main event—the opening of an exhibition of works from the Oceania region—the door soon became a Twitter moment.

Possible Preaching Angles:

Christmas; Humanity of Christ; Servanthood – In an even more shocking event, the world did not understand when the King of Kings humbled himself and took on the form of a servant. However, to those who believe he is precious (1 Peter 2:7)


“Meghan closes a car door and some people can't handle it,” BBC News (9-26-18)

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