Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been in and out of news and controversy from the time the “Suits” actress entered the royal family. They’ve recently received a lot of flak for taking a private jet during their summer vacation instead of flying commercial. Regardless, the two have been at the center of people’s screens even before this recent incident.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are notorious for their penchant for breaking royal traditions. A lot of these stem from Meghan’s unique approach on being a part of royalty and her growing views as a feminist. Here are some royal traditions that Meghan has broken in line with her views.

Walking Herself Down The Aisle

One well-known and universally followed tradition during weddings is the symbolic walking down the aisle of the bride along with her father. Unfortunately, Thomas Markle Sr. — Meghan’s dad — wasn’t able to attend due to alleged health issues. 

Prince Charles was allowed to bring his daughter-in-law through the aisle, but Meghan walked mainly herself toward the altar. This may have been a blessing in disguise as she wasn’t symbolically “given away” by her father. Rather, she married Harry in her own way by her own choice.

Overseas Baby Shower

Not only do royals have low-key baby showers, but also they traditionally hold it close to their home. Meghan, however, had a star-studded baby shower with her friends in the United States last April. This already breaks two bits of tradition as she had to fly overseas for her relatively big celebration.

Her Fashion Statement

Meghan will not allow anyone to tell her how to dress, more so archaic traditions that are blindly followed. Not only is she notorious for not wearing pantyhose — which female royals are expected to — but she often sports dresses that are above the knee. The royal family is quite strict with how much skin is exposed, even disallowing outfits that bare shoulders — which incidentally Meghan has done as well.

Female Entourage

Most recently, Meghan and Harry show their firm belief in feminism by having a purely female cast of senior staff members. This is the first time that this has happened, clearly showing how much the couple is trying to steer the royal family toward a more feministic path.

Meghan Markle British model Adwoa Aboah; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard attend a panel discussion convened by the Queen's Commonwealth Trust. Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images