Ever since she married Prince Harry back in May, we’ve been hearing a lot about Meghan Markle’s various gaffes and faux pas.
Meghan’s breaches of royal protocol are generally pretty tame, of course.
Take, for example, the time Meghan failed to curtsy properly .
Only the very stuffiest of royal traditionalists would ever get upset over something so patently ridiculous.
Meg’s latest slip-up is a bit more scandalous than all of that, but while it may have caused much pearl-clutching among elderly residents of the UK, it probably won’t make many waves on this side of the pond.
That’s it, folks.
That’s the “wardrobe malfunction” that supposedly has Buckingham Palace up in arms.
Meghan is wearing a sheer skirt during an appearance in New Zealand, and while a faint outline of the royal knickers is visible, this certainly is not the sort of thing that’s likely to spark a national incident.
And so, it’s time once again to play our favorite game, Is Meghan Being Judged More Harshly Than Her Royal Peers and Predecessors?
To be fair, it’s not as if the UK tabloids have ever been especially nice to Kate Middleton.
In fact, they had a field day when nude photos of Kate made their way onto social media.
But it often feels as though they weren’t quite so quick to find fault with every little thing Kate did, the way they do with Meghan.
There are numerous reasons why the press might be giving Meg a harder time.
They range from the nefarious (low-key racism) to the benign (Meg is an American and a former actress).
It’s even been suggested that the media dislikes Meghan’s awful family and they’re projecting those feelings onto Meg herself.
That’s a depressing possibility to contemplate, as it basically means that Meghan’s family is winning.
They’ve set out to destroy her, and if the press is judging her more harshly
Of course, it’s entirely possible that we’ve devoted way too much thought to this brief glimpse of Meghan’s underwear.
This has been Deep Thoughts About a Pseudo-Wardrobe Malfunction.