Uh oh. The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has gone and supposedly broken royal protocol again by being a lovely person interested in basic human rights.
While in Ireland for the 36-year-old’s first overseas royal engagement since marrying The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry in May, an unassuming tweet from an Irish politician led many to believe the former Suits actress broke protocol by expressing a political view.
Senator Catherine Noone, an Irish politician who also chaired the parliamentary committee that recommended repealing the Eighth Amendment prohibiting abortion, posted a photo of herself on her social media platforms chatting with Meghan on Tuesday at the British ambassador’s residence in Dublin.
“A pleasure to meet Prince Harry & the Duchess of Sussex at the British Ambassador’s Residence this evening,” the Senator’s revised tweet now reads.
— Sen Catherine Noone (@senatornoone) July 10, 2018
However, the original posts also included a line about Ireland’s decision to remove the article criminalising abortion from its constitution in May 2018.
“The Duchess and I had a chat about the recent referendum result — she watched with interest and was pleased to see the result,” it read, as per screenshots taken before the original tweet was edited.
— Luke Silke (@luke_silke) July 10, 2018