A woman has closed her own car door – making headlines globally.
Meghan Markle amazed fans after shutting her car door, after arriving at her first solo engagement last night. Visiting the Oceania exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, the Duchess made waves within seconds of arriving with the gesture.
Of course, for most of us, closing a car door is no big deal. However, for a senior royal, who usually leaves such menial tasks to her security team, it’s more significant.
“A princess who still takes the time to shut her car door. Well done Meghan!,” tweeted royal correspondent Emily Andrews.
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) September 25, 2018
Another tweeted: “ She closes her own door. She is every woman.”
— Ed (@Ed59029780) September 25, 2018
Others think Meghan’s actions showed her origins growing up in Los Angeles, a world away from the cosseted royal life.
One wrote: “Of course she did. She was raised an independent, American woman. She don’t need you Jeeves!”
People are freaking out that Meghan Markle closed her own car door.
Of course she did. She was raised an independent, American woman.
She don’t need you Jeeves!pic.twitter.com/1mIVGrNjrS
— BallsOut 🌊 (@bjcreigh) September 26, 2018
Another added: “She is still used to doing certain things like closing her own door. I love that.”
Not everyone was quite so taken with Meghan’s door-closing gesture.
Another wrote: “I give up on this world when people are congratulating a person shutting a car door on their own.”
— Douglas Ross (@dougieross) September 26, 2018
One of the best reactions, however, was one internet user saw the whole thing as a profound metaphor for Meghan’s “closing the door” on her estranged half-sister Samantha Markle.
The #DuchessofSussex found her family circle and she is happy. No reconciliation is ever needed with #SamanthaMarkle No reason. The Duchess has closed that door and moved on. I’m just here waiting for the baby 💖 #MeghanMarkle #princeharry pic.twitter.com/Ws6GkUeMJ0
— DivinelyMeghan💍💙💕 (@DivinelyMeghan) September 25, 2018
Did Meghan mean to cause such a stir, or was she just acting as the grounded, down-to-earth woman she always was?
We’ll never know – but closing a car door will never feel the same.
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