Before Meghan Markle stepped down as a senior royal, what she wore was a hot topic. At times that was because she was wowing fans in an incredible outfit and other times because experts were noting what royal fashion rules she was breaking.
The first fashion protocol Meghan went against in public is when she and Prince Harry announced their engagement in November 2017. The press noted that wasn’t wearing pantyhose for their photocall, which is said to be Queen Elizabeth II‘s “hard, steadfast rule.” That’s just one example of the many times the Duchess of Sussex ripped up the royal fashion rule book. However, Meghan never broke one of the oldest rules that others, including the queen, have.
700-year old rule bans royals from wearing this
According to the Express, there is a 700-year-old rue that bans members of the royal family from wearing fur. In the Fur Act of 1337 King Edward III banned anyone, even royals, from wearing fur as part of their outfit.
Many royal watchers are surprised by the rule since Queen Elizabeth has been photographed on more than one occasion wearing fur herself. However, the publication did note that some state events such as the opening of Parliament require the monarch to be dressed in fur, despite the ancient law.