Meghan Markle Majorly Broke Royal Protocol in Wales

She signed an autograph, which is a huge royal no.

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Being a member of the royal family comes with a certain amount of rules (opens in new tab), and clearly there's a learning curve because Meghan Markle just broke one (opens in new tab). During her visit to Wales with Prince Harry, the Suits actress reportedly (opens in new tab) signed a little girl named Caitlin Clark's autograph book, writing "Hi Kaitlin" with an accompanying heart and smiley face.

"I don’t really care [about the misspelling]," Clark said (opens in new tab). "My heart is still racing. I’ve never got a royal autograph before. This is going to make everyone jealous."

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The Express (opens in new tab) had previously reported that the royal family aren't allowed to sign their names, as "the long-standing rule remains in place for all royals because of the risk of the signature being forged."

Prince Charles once broke the rule (opens in new tab) by writing "Charles 2010" for a fan in 2010, but for the most part the family is told to decline all requests for signatures.

Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.