Meghan Markle broke two royal traditions in one day

Meghan Markle continues to break the mold when it comes to royal traditions. (Photo: Getty)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in Edinburgh earlier this week for their first official visit to Scotland — and Markle is continuing to break the mold when it comes to royal traditions.

While the couple visited a local cafe, Social Bite, on Tuesday, cafe employee Alice Thompson reached in for a handshake, but Markle surprised her with a hug instead.

“Outside the shop I went to shake her hand and she nudged it out of the way and embraced me with a cuddle,” Thompson told The Daily Mail. “I wouldn’t know about any of the other royals, but they were much more down to earth than I imagined.”

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When it comes to the Queen and other senior members of the royal family — there is a “no-touch,” rule. You have to wait until the royal extends their hand to take it. Hugs, kisses and touches are pretty unheard of — so a simple embrace is a huge break in tradition for a soon-to-be royal.

Shortly after, Prince Harry’s fiancée broke another tradition — this time it had to do with her handbag. She was spotted rocking a very Scottish Strathberry crossbody bag (which, of course, is already sold out) as she greeted fans.

Meghan Markle wore this dark green cross body bag in Edinburgh. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton typically carry clutches (or bags with small handles) — and often grab on to these clutches with both hands in order to avoid shaking hands with people when it might be a little awkward.

Well, that’s a bit awkward.

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