Meghan Markle accused of breaking royal protocol in Ireland

MEGHAN Markle has been accused of breaking royal protocol during a conversation with officials in Ireland.

The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently on her first official overseas trip with husband Prince Harry, was attending a function at the British Ambassador’s residence on Tuesday when she allegedly broke a golden rule of royalty: stay out of politics.

media_cameraMeghan and Harry at the Ambassador’s Summer Party. Credit: AFP Photo/Pool/Brian Lawless

According to Irish senator Catherine Noone, who was one of the key figures in the country’s recent push to legalise abortion, Meghan told her that she was “pleased” the referendum had been a success.

In a tweet — which has since been deleted — Noone wrote: “A pleasure to meet Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex at the British Ambassador’s residence this evening. The Duchess and I had a chat about the recent referendum — she watched with interest and was pleased with the result.”

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She later posted an edited version of her earlier tweet, writing simply: “A pleasure to meet Prince Harry & the Duchess of Sussex at the British Ambassador’s Residence this evening.”

When other users called her out on it, Noone responded that she deleted it “because it was unintentionally misleading — the Duchess was not in anyway political.”

media_cameraMeghan’s comments may have landed her in hot water. Credit: EPA/Brian Lawless /Pool

During their whirlwind two-day visit, the royal couple also visited the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Trinity College in Dublin, the Famine Memorial and the Irish Emigration Museum.

media_cameraPrince Harry and Meghan pose with Ireland’s President Michael Higgins and wife Sabina in Dublin. Credit: AFP Photo/Pool/AFP Photo/Maxwells
media_cameraA sombre moment at the Famine Memorial. (Photo by Zak Hussein – Pool/Getty Images)

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