Meghan Markle fans erupt at Princess Kate for 'breaking royal protocol'

Princess Kate and Meghan Markle

Princess Kate debuted a new bun hairstyle on Wednesday

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 28/09/2023

- 10:25

The Princess of Wales stepped out in Kent wearing her hair in a low bun with side bangs

Meghan Markle's fans took issue with Princess Kate's new "protocol-breaking" hairstyle on Wednesday, where she wore her hair in a low bun with side bangs out to frame her face.

This was a style that the Duchess of Sussex frequently wore as a working royal, including on her wedding day in 2018 to marry Prince Harry.

At the time, some royal fans criticised Meghan's "messy bun" hairstyle for breaking royal protocol.

Fans of the Duchess took to social media on Wednesday to criticise Kate for wearing a similar hairstyle, however, the Princess of Wales's supporters praised her elegant new look.

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One royal watcher posted on X, formerly known as Twitter: "Can't be surprised Kate is attempting to recreate Meghan's signature messy bun."

They added: "She weaponises protocol against Meghan Markle to later steal her whole style and persona."

Another fan commented: "Before Meghan, the messy bun was breaking protocol. Meghan's protocol breaches opened the door for Kate Middleton to follow. Kate copied Meghan’s messy bun."

One social media user said: "Kate desperately trying to duplicate Meghan's natural style.

Princess Kate

Princess Kate's new hairstyle which she paired with a red Zara blazer


Princess Kate

Meghan's fans erupted about Princess Kate's hairstyle


"Trouser suits, casual bun, what a fake. Cannot compare to Meghan at all."

"Meghan was abused by the media for wearing a messy bun, while Kate was praised for keeping her hair in a net," someone else added.

However, the Princess of Wales's fans came to her defence. One posted a photograph of Kate wearing a beautiful bun at the 2015 premiere of Spectre on X.

They captioned the post: "Friendly reminder to the usual derangers out there: Catherine chose to style her hair like this in 2015 too, when she attended the premiere of the new James Bond movie Spectre.

Meghan Markle

Meghan often wore a messy bun as a working royal


Meghan Markle

Meghan wore a messy bun for her 2018 wedding


Princess Kate

Kate wore this hairstyle in 2015 for the James Bond film premiere


"Google is free, don't be so ridiculous."

Another account wrote: "Also this is not a messy bun? At all? It’s a low bun with bangs."

Similarly, a fan claimed: "That’s not a messy bun. Meghan’s were actually messy buns, with hair sticking out and everything.

"Catherine’s isn’t a perfect bun, but it’s not messy."

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