Why Meghan Markle’s “Messy Bun” Is Causing Major Controversy
Meghan Markle is putting her own spin on royal style. The Suits actress went against the grain when she opted for a semi-sheer gown over more conservative options for her official engagement pics with Prince Harry, and her first appearance of the New Year saw her breaking a royal style rule by wearing all-black — a hue typically reserved for somber occasions. It was the way she wore her hair for the outing, however, that has the internet up in arms.
Rather than opting for a sleek and polished ‘do in the public eye, the 36-year-old beauty stepped out in a simple messy mid-level bun, which featured strands of hair sticking out in the back and loose pieces falling out in the front to frame her face.
People had *feelings* about the look, with some of the opinion that it was far too lax for someone connected to the royal family, calling it “sloppy” and “untidy.”
Meghan Markle is a mess, she had better start to smarten herself up and do something with her hair, I think she’s another Fergie.
— For Britain 🔱🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@corinne0950) January 9, 2018
I couldn't sleep a wink last night, I was so perplexed about Meghan Markle's sloppy bun.
— New Year, same me! 🌹 (@HomeComingKhing) January 10, 2018
It is quite obvious that #MeghanMarkle is going to do whatever she wants to do. Her latest public appearance was another protocol breaker with her hair style and wearing pants. She is an embarrassment to the Monarchy and needs to be reigned in. #England #RoyalFamily #
— 1967 Borders (@wb1967borders) January 10, 2018
— Dr Aliya Shah (@aliya_Hshah) January 9, 2018
Most, however, were HERE for the choice, defending the bride-to-be’s right to wear her hair however she sees fit and praising her relatable ways (because seriously, who *hasn’t* thrown their hair up in a bun and called it a day?)
Meghan Markle pairs messy bun with M&S, Burberry and Jigsaw outfit for first public appearance of… https://t.co/k2qfFnYqiD She looks like a normal human being .. leave her alone for goodness sake .. who cares about the hair it's the person underneath that matters!!
— sandra walsh (@snadrawal) January 9, 2018
If Meghan Markle defaulted to a messy bun today, SO CAN I https://t.co/QSgWCIpVL5
— Kate Halliwell (@Kate__Halliwell) January 9, 2018
Love that Meghan Markle looks like she just chucked her hair up in a bun 2 minutes before she had to leave the palace. Relatable princess. I like it.
— Hannah (@HannahHanzie) January 9, 2018
Pretty sure Meghan Markle just pulled off a 'just-got-out-of-bed-throw-my-hair-up-quickly-cuz-I'm-late' bun to her second public engagement, and I'm throwing away my brush for the rest of 2018.
— Erin Somerville (@erinbsomerville) January 9, 2018
“Meghan Markle sports messy bun” – International Business Times https://t.co/uvDzztccHW
— Catherine Mulvenna (@catmulvenna) January 11, 2018
We think she looks gorgeous — keep doing you, Meghan!
What do you think of Meghan Markle’s messy bun? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Photo via Karwai Tang + Jack Taylor/Getty)