Meghan Markle wore a fantastic short Judith & Charles tuxedo mini dress last night at the Hamilton performance gala in West End, paired with Paul Andrew heels and a clutch. But missing from the ensemble was a nude pair of tights, royal reporter Emily Andrews pointed out. Meghan's legs were bare, and she's a royal!!! And it caused absolutely no scandal, despite some royal experts' assertion that the Queen requires all royal women to wear stockings during events.
Oh.... and one last thing before I go to bed. Meghan is wearing a fierce dress & earrings & NOT WEARING TIGHTS (shock). So that puts paid to all the complete rubbish “she has to wear tights now she’s a royal”. 😜😂 pic.twitter.com/SXcE36HEll— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) August 29, 2018
Royal expert Victoria Arbiter told Insider last December that "you never see a royal without their nude stockings....I would say that's really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires."
But Meghan's outfit was not technically protocol-breaking—her team of royal aides wouldn't allow it, as Myka Meier, Beaumont Etiquette's founder/director and a British-American trained by a former member of the Queen's household, explained to ELLE.com earlier. "They would not have given her the option to do something disrespectful," Meier said. "She has an entire team of aides that call [in] pieces...they would have pulled appropriate pieces. The palace is very involved in what she wears and her presentation. And of course she has the final say, but there wouldn’t have been any of her breaking rules."
This story first appeared on ELLE.com.