20 Times Meghan Markle Proved She Doesn't Care What People Think

Madison Breaux | Aug 30, 2019 Celebrities
20 Times Meghan Markle Proved She Doesn't Care What People Think
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This is a surprise to absolutely no one, but Meghan Markle has been quite the trailblazer ever since she joined the royal family. We didn't really know what to expect when Prince Harry brought Meghan into his life and into his family, but this American outsider has made quite the splash in the short year that she's had duchess status, and we wouldn't have it any other way. We're sure that some royal purists aren't too happy about the rules and protocols that the Duchess of Sussex has a habit of ignoring, but well, looks like they're just going to have to deal with it, aren't they? Everything from the way Meghan dresses to how she acts around royal fans has been done in completely the duchess's way.

She truly is an American breath of fresh air, and although a lot of people aren't pleased with how Meghan is acting now that she has HRH status, the duchess doesn't seem to be bothered at all.

We're sure that all of the hate and naysaying affects her at some level, but if there's one thing we've learned about Meghan, it's that she has a thick skin and absolutely doesn't care what people have to think and say about her. Meghan knows that she has a strong support system behind her with Harry and new baby Archie, so what outsiders say doesn't really matter, does it? 

We absolutely love the confidence Meghan has in her new life, and honestly, we can't wait to see what sort of rules she breaks next. So, to honor our favorite renegade royal woman, here are 20 times that Meghan proved she doesn't care at all what people think of her. Keep on ignoring the naysayers, duchess!

  • When She Went Comfy for Her Post-Baby Fashion

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    Look -- dealing with the natural post-baby body that a mother develops can be tough, but Meghan has been nothing if not a role model for all new moms. She has been embracing her post-baby body, and well, sometimes a flowy dress is necessary.

  • When She Wore This Leggy Ensemble

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    There's no denying it ... we love when Meghan shows off those amazing legs of hers. We're sure the queen wouldn't have approved of this short tuxedo ensemble, but hey, what doesn't know won't hurt her.

  • When She Embraced Her Lavish Baby Shower

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    The royal family may not have footed the bill for Meghan's lavishly expensive baby shower, but people definitely had some thoughts about it. The women of the royal family don't typically have baby showers, so this whole outing was pretty rogue for Meghan. Did she care? Nope.

  • When She Said Yes to PDA

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    Meghan and Harry have always been super open to PDA ever since they started dating, and even though the royal family isn't too keen on holding hands in public, the duke and duchess do it anyway! Rules be d-mned, right?

  • When She Didn't Do the Post-Baby Photo Op

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    Kate Middleton may have been willing to do the whole post-baby photo op thing after she gave birth to her three royal babies, but Meghan didn't want anything to do with that. The duchess and Archie spent the hours after she gave birth in the privacy of their own company.

  • Not Shying Away From Her Post-Baby Body

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    Meghan has certainly been flaunting her post-baby body without any shame! She's definitely keeping it real for all new moms coming to terms with their changed body, and honestly, it's pretty refreshing. We don't really care what the naysayers have to say, do we?

  • Renting Out Half of Wimbledon

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    People were all up in arms about the amount of security Meghan had when she attended one of the days of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. From the pictures, it looked like the duchess had rented out half of the arena, but we know this isn't true.

  • When She Squashed Feud Rumors With Kate

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    Another duchess date in the books! Kate and Meghan clearly don't care what people are saying about them, because they are just out here minding their own business and enjoying a nice duchess afternoon together.

  • When She Turned Heads in a Leather Skirt

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    Oh man, we would love to know what the queen thought of this outfit. We have to remember that Meghan was also already pregnant at the time, which makes this outfit even more scandalous. Keep on doing your thing, duchess!

  • Spending an Arm & a Leg on Clothes

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    Rumor has it that Meghan has spent quite the pretty penny on her royal wardrobe. When you go from a Hollywood wardrobe to a royal one, there is a hefty price to pay, and luckily for Meghan, she sends her invoices straight to Buckingham Palace.

  • When She Supposedly "Changed" Prince Harry

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    Some of Prince Harry's friends have said that Meghan has changed him for the worse (in their opinion), but if you ask us, we say that the duke has never looked better. Harry has been glowing ever since he married Meghan and ever since he became a father.

  • When She Continued To Wear Menswear

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    Apparently the royal family isn't too fond of Meghan's habit of wearing menswear outfits, but that didn't really stop her. She is still sporting her best suits like nobody's business. 

  • Giving Birth to Archie in a Different Hospital

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    The women of the royal family have a tradition of giving birth at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London, but Meghan decided to take matters into her own hands. She didn't go all the way to the city to give birth to Archie, and instead, she stayed right near her and Harry's countryside home.

  • Being Open About Her Politics and Feminism

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    The royal family has a history of being pretty silent on all things politics, but Meghan has let a few things slip since earning her duchess status. Before she became a royal, Meghan was very politically active, so we really couldn't expect that to change completely.

  • Keeping Out of the Spotlight

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    Meghan (and now Prince Harry) isn't really all about being in the spotlight all the time. Even though she was an actress before she married Harry, the duchess had a pretty quiet life, and it looks as if she's trying to maintain some semblance of that life now that she's a royal.

  • Breaking Free From Kate and Will

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    Meghan and Prince Harry have completely broken away from the Cambridge family in terms of their royal responsibilities. Some think that this is the influence of the duchess herself, and it very well could be! It's not that surprising that she and Harry would want to have their own legacy within the family.

  • When She Dropped the Baby News at a Royal Wedding

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    It's rumored that Meghan may have rained on Princess Eugenie's royal wedding parade by announcing that she was pregnant at the reception or shortly after. We don't really know what's true, but dang, Meghan. Talk about interesting timing.

  • Having Two Wedding Dresses

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    Why have one royal wedding dress ... when two was an option all along? Some people thought this was a little extravagant, but hey, you really only get married to a famous prince once, right? Theoretically, that is.

  • Calling Out the Racist Trolls

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    During her and Harry's engagement interview, Meghan had no issue calling out the racist trolls who had been hounding her since the news of their relationship became public. Harry also defended his then-fiancé like the protective significant other he is.

  • Guest-Editing 'Vogue' in Her Own Way

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    A lot of people weren't too happy with the women that Meghan chose to put on her guest-edited edition of British Vogue. The duchess chose powerful and independent women in the public eye, but some people wanted to see normal, everyday women. You can't please everyone!

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