Prince Harry ‘twins’ with Meghan Markle and breaks royal tradition by shutting his own car door – a year after the Duchess was praised for the same move - TASTE EVERY SEASON
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Prince Harry ‘twins’ with Meghan Markle and breaks royal tradition by shutting his own car door – a year after the Duchess was praised for the same move

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The Duke of Sussex delighted royal fans by ‘twinning’ with his wife Meghan Markle when he broke tradition by closing his own car door last night.

Prince Harry, 35, was attending the 5th Anniversary of the Invictus Games at the Guildhall in London, when he made the move as he exited the car.

While royals typically have their car doors opened and closed by a member of staff, Prince Harry’s gesture came a year after Meghan, 38, was hailed as ‘down to earth’ for making the same gesture arriving at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Fan account @Harry_and_Meghan_updates were quick to point out the ‘twinning’ move, posting on Instagram: ‘Wow, same energy’.

Prince Harry was attending the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games in London last night when he  followed in his wife’s footsteps.

Meghan won praise as being ‘humble’ and ‘down-to-earth’ when she closed her car door last September while attending an event at the Royal  Academy of Arts.

Eagle-eyed fan accounts were quick to point out the gesture from Prince Harry last night, with one commenting that he was ‘twinning’ with his wife.

Posting images of the move on Twitter, one commented: ‘Archie’s Dad looking handsome. Oh and he closed the door himself. How about that?’

Another posted snaps of a side-by-side comparison of the royals, writing: ‘Wow, same energy’.

One commented: ‘Love, love, love this picture and I love, love, love Meghan and Harry.’

Last September the Duchess won praise for the simple move, as she was seen closing her door while attending the ‘Oceania’ exhibition on her first solo outing as a member of the Royal Family.

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The simple gesture impressed royal commentators, with one noting it was a rarity to see a royal on duty closing their own car door.

At the time etiquette expert William Hanson said it was yet another sign Meghan intends to do things ‘her own way’.

‘The Duchess of Sussex closing her own car door is yet another silent signal that she is going to be doing things her own way and helping adapt and progress the British monarchy,’ he said.

‘Whether she thought long and hard about it before it happened, I doubt it. I suspect it was force of habit, but it is interesting to see that many have noticed, as usually dignitaries have a member of staff to do this for them.

‘That comes from a security point of view, mainly, not just for perpetuating airs and graces.’

Social media users praised Meghan for the move at the time, with one commenting: ‘No stuffy airs and graces with the Duchess, love her for it.’

 Another wrote: ‘Completely down to earth and humble.’

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