People think one super 'simple gesture' from Meghan Markle after their ceremony proves she is 'a keeper'
At one point or another, every little girl has fantasized about becoming a princess. As such, for many of us, Saturday's nuptials were the ultimate form of voyeurism. From analyzing Meghan's rather divisive gown - Givenchy by way of Clare Waight Keller - to keeping tabs on all her symbolic accouterments - the late Princess Diana's aquamarine ring was her "something blue" - even the skeptics found themselves pulled into royal wedding fever.
And there was never any doubt about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love for each other. There was the way that they looked at each other (something which launched a thousand memes), and that kiss. However, some royal fans have argued that there was one simple gesture Meghan made which conclusively proves that she's a keeper, and you most probably missed it.
This moment was so subtle that you may have missed it altogether: as Prince Harry went to open the door of his Jaguar for Meghan - after the ceremony had concluded and the newlyweds were jetting off to the reception - eagle-eyed viewers noticed that the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex returned the favour by opening the door for her husband too.
This rather romantic gesture has its place in popular culture, most notably in 1993's A Bronx Tale, wherein gangster Sonny talks about the type of women whom open car doors for their boyfriends, describing them as "keepers" and "girlfriend material".
In the film, Sonny says "If she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button or handle so that you can get in, that means she’s a selfish broad, and all you’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and you dump her fast."
Of course, the people of the internet were all for Meghan's sweet move. "It’s really important to note that Meghan reached across the car to open the door for Harry," one commentator wrote, while another corroborated somewhat cynically: "She’s probably read that manual and watched that movie. No stone has been left unturned. Argh I hope I’m wrong about her, I really do."
It's no surprise that the pair are so comfortable with and trusting of each other. Certainly, Prince Harry invited not one, but two of his ex-girlfriends to their nuptials.
Amongst the sea of fascinators, Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy were two of the 3,000 guests invited to the royal wedding. But while the average person may think it was odd for the Prince to have invited his former flames to the big day, it's actually a rather common occurrence in the royal family.
According to People, royals tend to invite their exes to their weddings, especially when they've remained friends, which Harry has done with both Cressida and Chelsy.
In fact, back in 2011, Prince William invited five of his ex-girlfriends to his wedding to the now-Duchess of Cambridge. And Prince Charles invited two to his wedding to Diana - one was his current wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and the other was Diana's sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, whom he was briefly involved with.
Well, the more you know, eh?