As soon as Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry was announced, it seemed everyone wanted to know how they could achieve hair as glorious as that of the future princess. And now, Meghan’s hair is making headlines again thanks to an unconventional style she wore for her second official event.
Well, it’s unconventional for a royal, that is. For the rest of us, it’s about as conventional as it gets: a messy bun.
With royal watchers so used to their duchesses always sporting impeccable blowouts and perfectly sculpted updos — we’re lookin’ at you, Kate Middleton — it’s no surprise that a lot of people took to Twitter to talk about it. And most who did heaped praise on Meghan for her polished yet relatable ‘do.
I wish my messy bun would look like Meghan Markle’s
— Ally Branham (@Allybranham) January 10, 2018
Meghan Markle had a messy bun at her second official royal visit and I love her for it.
— Katie Armour Taylor (@katiearmour) January 9, 2018
Love that Meghan Markle looks like she just chucked her hair up in a bun 2 minutes before she had to leave the palace. Relatable princess. I like it.
— Hannah (@HannahHanzie) January 9, 2018
And while the majority of internet commentary about Meghan’s bun is positive, some people just had to rain on her royal parade. (This is the internet, after all.)
Unofficial critique of Meghan Markle's style: I like the outfit, even the bulky scarf, but please tidy the hair — it's a tad too messy https://t.co/3mw4E18g69
— WriteRoyalty (@WriteRoyalty) January 9, 2018
The untidy topknot was not becoming. Ok these two need to grow up they aren’t teens or in their 20’s anymore. Harry is early 30’s and Meghan is almost 40. She can’t keep pushing the envelope, eventually the Queen is going to step in and take her to task. We need dignity.
— Judy (@jcannon685) January 9, 2018
Although some of the Negative Nancies (or Judies) might like to think they’re just demanding Meghan adhere to royal protocol, the only known “rule” for royal women’s hair is to keep it covered with a hat during formal events. If that’s the case, then even Kate Middleton, with her always-flawless hairstyles, is usually guilty of breaking the same rule.
And besides, she looked so chic! We’re all for a little variety and personal style when it comes to the royals — and everyone else. (Including Judy.)