Breaking royal protocol? Meghan Markle's $1,995 sleeveless dress at the Commonwealth Youth Forum termed as 'inappropriate'
Meghan Markle attended the Commonwealth Youth Forum with Prince Harry but her dress failed to impress people.
Meghan Markle has been carrying her edgy but sophisticated style wherever she goes and for a long time, people have fallen in love with how the actress has managed to keep her personality intact while obliging with the rules of the Royals. However, people think that she failed to do so when she made an appearance with Prince Harry at the Commonwealth Youth Forum.
Meghan and Prince Harry attended the youth forum celebrating the Commonwealth on Wednesday (April 18). For the event, Meghan decided to wear a white-and-black pinstriped dress by Altuzarra whose estimated cost is reported to be $1,995, according to AOL. She paired the dress with a black Camilla and Marc blazer on her shoulders and Oroton crossbody purse. From the eyes of a fashion stylist, the entire outfit would be the one which would receive a standing ovation but for people, maybe not so much.
Once Meghan went inside she ditched her blazer and showed off her toned arms with a sleeveless piece. The Kensington Palace tweeted about the pair making a royal visit. "The young delegates Prince Harry and Ms. Markle met today have come from all over The Commonwealth," the tweet read.
"The 53 member countries have a combined population of more than 2 billion, of which more than 60% are under 30 years of age." However, people were quick to react with comments which stated that Meghan was not keeping the Royal protocol in check. "This is why the royal family should not marry commoners. This dress is so .... so .... not appropriate, to say it nicely," one comment read.
Even her fans seemed to dislike what Meghan wore for the event. "Ok, I love Meghan but someone needs to pull her aside and tell her that she needs to stop thumbing her nose at proper styling for events she attends. Put the jacket back on. This is business, not a garden party," another comment read. "Not that a royal should or would ever bare their shoulders at all..."
However, there were others who thought that she looked flawless. "What’s inappropriate about this dress..." one person wrote. While another said "Meghan looks great & is staying true to her style. I glad she isn’t wearing a grandma-like dress. Can’t wait for her & Harry to marry."