Meghan Markle will officially become a royal when she marries Prince Harry on May 19, but she's already following in his footsteps. During the couple's visit to Edinburgh on Tuesday, Meghan broke royal protocol when she hugged Social Bite cofounder Alice Thompson. According to People, the emotional moment occurred after the charity worker told Meghan how inspired she was by the speech she gave to UN Women about female empowerment back in 2015.
While royal protocol dictates that touching shouldn't go beyond a handshake, the British royal family are no strangers to breaking the rules, especially when emotion takes over. In fact, this past June, Prince William was photographed embracing a victim of London's Grenfell Tower Fire during a visit to one of the crisis centers.
Meghan is also currently deciding on which charitable causes she'll champion once she becomes a royal. According to NBC News, the former Suits actress recently made a "private visit" to the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, where she served rice. Meghan has yet to officially announce her charity patronage plans, but the causes she already supports will likely impact which organizations she chooses.