Markle Markle stepped out in Scotland earlier this week wearing a stylish statement coat by Burberry over a black turtleneck and trousers. While the outfit appears to be pretty unremarkable to the naked eye, her crossbody bag is definitely a deviation from what would be considered traditional royal style.
Royal watchers may notice that Kate Middleton often carries a bag that can held in front of her, and it turns out that there’s a reason for that.
According to Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette:
“When the Duchess [Middleton] is at an event, she holds her bag in front of her in both hands when shaking hands might be awkward.”
Markle has been spotted shaking hands with strangers and even taking selfies in past, and her crossbody bag by Strathberry East leaves her hands free, making such interactions even easier.