Meghan Markle is not like a regular royal, she's a cool royal.

So when it comes etiquette typically followed by, say, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry's wife picks and chooses which ones she wants to follow—and so does her husband, for that matter. The Duke and especially the Duchess of Sussex have often broken royal protocol, more so than his brother Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, making them the most relatable royal couple in a modern U.K. society's ceremonial monarchy, which has for centuries been bound by traditional Christian values.

For the past year, since her and Harry's engagement, the Duchess of Sussex is very much blazing her own path as a royal with her behavior and style choices, and we are here for it.

Check out every time Meghan has broken royal protocol.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Baby Announcement, Buckingham Palace


Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Commonwealth Day Youth Event

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, CHOGM 2018

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Royal Wedding, Dress

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Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Christmas

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Luke Vincent

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Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Wimbledon 2018

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Meghan Markle, Invictus Games

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Hamilton


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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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Meghan Markle, Closing Car Door

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Meghan, who is currently pregnant with her and Harry's first child, made history when she and Harry announced their engagement last year; She is the first person of mixed race to take a prominent place in the mostly white British royal family in centuries, reportedly, and the first American to marry into it since Harry's great-great-uncle Edward VIII sparked a constitutional crisis that led to his abdication in 1936 by choosing twice-divorced U.S. socialite Wallis Simpson as his bride. Meghan herself is also a divorcée, and a former actress.

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