Give Meghan some space!
After Meghan Markle defied convention and held Prince Harry’s hand throughout the services honoring his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, supporters stood up for her.
The exiled couple was seen holding hands Wednesday after the procession that carried Her Majesty’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.
Even though the former actress’s gesture was meant as solace for Harry, it was criticized and even referred to as a “breach” of the protocol.
But her devoted followers were quick to stand up for her.
“people are really attacking meghan markle because she was holding her HUSBAND’S hand during a memorial for his dead grandmother… like it’s so weird how people will finding [sic] any reason to be mad at her like let her show affection to her own husband,” one angry fan tweeted.
“Acceptable: Holding your partner’s hand whilst mourning your grandmother* *unless your partner is Meghan Markle,” another wrote.
people are really attacking meghan markle because she was holding her HUSBAND’S hand during a memorial for his dead grandmother… like it’s so weird how people will finding any reason to be mad at her like let her show affection to her own husband
— Paige 💌 SUCKERPUNCH (@prfctlyblase) September 15, 2022
“This is where criticism of Meghan Markle and Harry get’s [sic] silly. The man’s grandmother just died, I don’t think anyone would begrudge his wife holding his hand at this moment, There’s plenty of real stuff to criticise [sic], leave this one alone,” someone else chimed in.
“Meghan Markle holds her husband’s hand at his grandmother’s funeral. How dare she comfort her grieving husband,” someone else wrote.
Harry and Markle have presented a united front to the royal family ever since their return to the UK after the Queen’s passing.
When they met up with Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 40, at Windsor Castle, the two also held hands. The 41-year-old ex-actress hugged her 38-year-old husband as they greeted mourners and made their way past the countless flowers and tributes left for the late Queen.
Since Harry and Markle infamously resigned from their royal duties in January 2020 and relocated to California, they might feel more at ease breaking the royal rules now.
At the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8; her funeral will take place at Westminster Hall on September 19.