Every time Meghan Markle has defied tradition and broken royal protocol

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She may not officially be a member of the royal family yet, but Meghan Markle has already been shaking things up as Prince Harry's fiancée. Time and time again, the former "Suits" actress has proved she isn't your traditional royal by defying custom.

Shortly after her engagement was announced, Meghan defied an unwritten royal rule by going sans tights during a public appearance.

She seemingly broke another royal tradition by wearing head-to-toe black during a public engagement in Cardiff. Usually, the darker hue is reserved for somber occasions like mourning periods or funerals. 

And while some have criticized Prince Harry's future wife for defying royal custom, we think it's the breath of fresh air the British monarchy needs! With Harry and Meghan's upcoming nuptials in May, we can't wait to see how she blossoms into her role as a member of the royal family.

Click through the slideshow above for all the ways Meghan has defied royal custom ... so far

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