Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry Joins Hamilton Cast Onstage As Meghan Markle Watches Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry recently broke the same royal tradition that his wife, Meghan Markle, didn’t follow months ago. Eagle-eyed royal watchers noticed the gesture during the Duke of Sussex’s royal engagement.

After the new dad arrived at the Guildhall in London for the 50th anniversary of the Invictus Games, it was evident that Prince Harry was the one who closed the door of his private vehicle. It is uncommon for members of the royal family to close their car door because they have security personnel that does this for them.

Fans of Prince Harry praised him on social media after seeing what he did during his outing. “Archie’s dad looking handsome,” one royal fan wrote. “Oh, and he closed the door himself. How about that?”

“Love, love, love this picture and I love, love, love Meghan and Harry,” another person commented. Months ago, Meghan did the same thing when she arrived at her royal engagement. At that time, royal fans were also quick to praise the Duchess of Sussex.

But according to a source, Meghan closing her own car door wasn’t necessarily an issue with regard to breaking royal tradition. Rather, the issue has something to do with her security.

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Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrives to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images

When members of the royal family arrive at their royal engagements, they are expected to leave their car door wide open. This is because royals are most vulnerable to attacks during this time.

If the royal’s car door is not closed, it would be much easier for her to get back inside the vehicle in case there’s an emergency. But once the car door is closed or locked, it would be more difficult for the royal to ride the vehicle.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry was also praised for the speech that he gave while at the Invictus Game anniversary. He said that his favorite moment ever since he took part in the Paralympics was the time that the United Kingdom won over the United States in the wheelchair basketball competition four years ago.

“That night, there was a goal scored every single end, boom, boom, boom, boom, and then Team U.K. came out on top,” he said. “That night, the penny dropped that we’d managed to create something really special,” he added.

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Prince Harry speaks during the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds in Orlando, Fla. May 8, 2016. DoD News photo by EJ Hersom/Flickr

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