Meghan Markle tripped attending her first wedding as a Royal, but handled it like a total pro
If you think your wedding was a lot of pressure, just imagine The Royal Wedding. You have to make a good impression on your royal in-laws, and follow their strict rules and traditions. Also, the audience is huge. According to Nielsen Media Research, 29 million people watched the event on TV - and that doesn't even include the millions watching online. With social media, the slightest mistake is a viral meme.
But despite all the pressure, Meghan Markle knocked it out of the park. She was beautiful, gracious and did an excellent job waving at the crowd during the procession. (Did she practice waving in front of the mirror every day for an hour? If so, all that hard work paid off.) In fact, according to a body language expert, Meghan was "the strength" during the wedding, showing no nervousness, and constantly reassured Prince Harry.
Now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have began their royal duties. With the paparazzi following their every move, it's only a matter of time before their cameras capture awkward moments. For example, during a speech at Prince Charles' 70th birthday, a rogue bumblebee flew in Prince Harry's face. And now Meghan nearly tripped while walking down a grassy hill.
On Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan attended the wedding of Celia McCorquodale and George Woodhouse. (Celia is Princess Diana's niece.) This was Meghan's first time attending a wedding as a member of the royal family, and wore a flowing blue and white floral shirt dress. However, she also wore white stiletto heels, which when combined with grass, can be a recipe for disaster.
As Meghan attempted to traverse the grass, her heel got caught and she slightly tripped. Luckily, she was holding Prince Harry's hand, so she didn't fall flat on her face. That's what marriage is all about, right? Having each other's back. (No matter how funny it would be to see your partner totally bite it in front of all the cameras.)
Hey, while Meghan's royalty, she's still only mortal. You should try walking in grass in high heels, if you think it's so easy! Not everyone has Rihanna's amazing talent for walking in high heels over grates.
However, I stumbled upon a solution to this problem while googling images of "high heels in grass." (It had nothing to do with this story, it's just something I'm really into.) Evidently, there are products called "high heel protectors" or "high heel guards" which are little plastic things that pop onto the heel, so that you can walk smoothly over grass, gravel or grates. Pretty cool. I mean, what else are you going to do, not wear heels? I don't think so.
I don't know if high heel protectors / guards break royal protocol, but Meghan may want to invest in some. As a member of the royal family, the media will be there to capture every misstep.