The royal fans found the whole job quite silly. While attending the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games, Prince Harry made the perfectly normal move of closing his own car door and making this small act international headlines. But was his break in the record really such a big deal?
And Prince Harry's wife Megan Markel made waves recently to do the same. Megan Markle closed the door of her own car until she arrived at an engagement in September 2018. Feminist fans rejoice that the Duchess of Sussex is embracing tradition by taking matters into her own hands and defending her independence with this small act.
However, it turns out that there is a very good reason why members of the royal family are prohibited from closing the doors of their own cars. This can put their lives at risk.
Closing a car door has nothing to do with the label
Most royal fans accept that the whole "not closing your own car door" is a matter of etiquette. As members of one of the most famous royal families in the world, surely the British royalty would not want to do anything as pedestrian as closing a door, would they?
But it's not as simple as this. The real reason why people
like Prince Harry, Megan Markle and Queen Elizabeth are told to avoid being shut down
car doors have to do with safety. As most rental cars in which the grandparents travel are traveling
come equipped with self-locking doors, this means that once they are closed there is no way
quickly return inside the vehicle. This may pose a security risk to
royal, if anything happens while they arrive.
Source explained to The Sun, "God forbid if something goes wrong when they arrive at a royal engagement, but security must be able to return them to cars in seconds if necessary. If they are closed and locked, this is impossible. "
Why Prince Harry and Megan Markle
Keep breaking the protocol?
Now that we know why queens don't close their car doors, it's easy to hate them a little less (even if they hire people just to put them on). But this does not explain why Prince Harry and Megan Markle put their lives at risk for breaking this very practical rule.
None of them publicly commented on the incidents. But there is a chance that they will do this to help repair their damaged reputation, which has suffered from the controversy of private jets. Perhaps Prince Harry knew that closing his own door would make him more down-to-earth and enjoyable. This made everyone stop talking about his hypocrisy for a while.
Then again there is equally good
the likelihood that they will reach and close the doors of pure habit. Megan
Markle has not become a royal and has closed the doors of cars for years, that's right
it makes perfect sense that she would still be able to handle herself.
We hope that they obey this rule in the future as they travel and stay safe in any situation!