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10 Royal Beauty and Fashion Traditions Meghan Markle Has Already Broken

StyleCaster Logo By Jason Pham of StyleCaster | Slide 1 of 10: Markle defied royal tradition in November when she attended her first official engagement with Prince Harry carrying a burgundy and navy Strathbury tote bag.According to royal etiquette expert <strong>William Hanson</strong>, royal women are encouraged to carry clutches, rather than purses with straps, to deter people from reaching to shake their hands.Per tradition, people are only allowed to shake royal family members' hands if they extend their hand first—not the other way around. This is why <strong>Kate Middleton</strong> is frequently spotted with purses instead of handbags.<p>'It is protocol that you do not extend your hand to any member of the royal family (blood royal or those who have married into the family) unless their hand extends first," Hanson told <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4091922/Why-Duchess-Cambridge-carries-clutch-bag.html">The Daily Mail</a>.</p>

Carrying Purses

Markle defied royal tradition in November when she attended her first official engagement with Prince Harry carrying a burgundy and navy Strathbury tote bag.According to royal etiquette expert William Hanson, royal women are encouraged to carry clutches, rather than purses with straps, to deter people from reaching to shake their hands.Per tradition, people are only allowed to shake royal family members' hands if they extend their hand first—not the other way around. This is why Kate Middleton is frequently spotted with purses instead of handbags.

'It is protocol that you do not extend your hand to any member of the royal family (blood royal or those who have married into the family) unless their hand extends first," Hanson told The Daily Mail.

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