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Meghan Markle dollar royal protocol: Closes the car door itself

Meghan Markle apparently shocked onlookers when she closed her own car door after arriving at the Royal Academy of Art in London and while attending her first solo outing since he, the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle apparently shocked onlookers when she closed her own car door after arriving at the Royal Academy of Art in London on Tuesday.

Markle, 37, was attending her first solo outing since he, the Countess of Sussex when she was seen closing the car door on her own. The Duchess was dressed to the nines in a black dress by Givenchy that goes for $3,300 combined with a matching clutch t.w.v. $1,990. The outfit was finished with a pair of diamond earrings that go for $12,000, Page Six reported.

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Some social media users praised the Duchess for the closing of the door, while others joked they cost someone their job.

“A princess who still takes the time to shut her car door. Well-done Meghan!” The Sun royal agreed Emily Andrews tweeted.

Video: #duchessofsussex arrives at the RA. A princess who still takes the time to shut her car door. Well done Meghan! pic.twitter.com/kJZXctr8AH

— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) September 25, 2018

“Everyone is freaking out because Meghan Markle closed her own door…Well that she has arms, and is able to close the door!!!!! Plus she is totally used to do that, is probably even a reflex! What I say is totally cool that she closed her door!!!” a social media user tweeted.

Everyone is freaking out because Meghan Markle closed her own door…Well that she has arms, and is able to close the door!!!! Plus she is totally used to do that, is probably even a reflex! What I say is totally cool that she closed her door!!!

— Julia Guarín (@juliaguarinn) September 26, 2018

William Hanson, an etiquette and protocol coach, tweeted that the door was not a protocol in the performance.

Meghan Markle wore a sleek Givenchy dress to the Royal Academy of Art in London on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

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“This is not a protocol breach,” he wrote. “Most of the royalty and dignitaries have someone to open/close doors for safety reasons: nothing to do with” princess behavior.’ Meghan clearly close the door from force of habit.”

This is not a protocol violation. Usually royalty and dignitaries have someone to open/close doors for safety reasons: nothing to do with “princess behavior”. Meghan clearly close the door from force of habit. https://t.co/PiPmhei1uk

— William Hanson (@williamhanson) September 26, 2018

Despite the hoopla, the new royal closed her own door. Last week, during an event for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of the London Grenfell Tower fire, Markle was seen the closing of a vehicle door behind her.

Meghan Markle closed the door last week at an event for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of the London Grenfell Tower on fire. Her husband, Prince Harry, and her mother, Doria Ragland were also present.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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