Meghan Markle Defies the Monarchy, Dares to Wear Black Nail Polish

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Meghan Markle is out of f-cks to give, you guys.

At this point, it's impossible to believe that the Duchess of Sussex isn't well aware of the negativity surrounding her at the moment, as one report after another labels her a spoiled diva who keeps stirring up trouble.

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So... what did Markle do in response on Monday night?

She made a surprise appearance in London at the 2018 British Fashion Awards in order to present Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller with the British Designer of the Year Award.

Keller is the woman who designed Markle's wedding dress.

The appearance on stage drew a raucous ovation from stunned attendees, as Markle showed off a very present baby bump -- and also broke Royal Protocol once again.

Perhaps making a statement that she isn't about to rein in her defiant personality, Markle shocked onlookers and Internet users by rocking dark nail polish.

This onyx-like shade complemented her black velvet dress... and also proved once more that Markle is her very own person.

Meghan Markle with a Big Smile

While there's nothing official written down about nail polish color, it's generally accepted that members of the Royal Family only wear very light or neutral colors.

The idea, as is the case with nearly anything Royal, is that those under the umbrella of the monarchy do nothing to stand out individually in any way, shape or form.

But this has been a problem for Markle since she exchanged vows with Prince Harry on May 19.

Expecting her first child this spring, for instance, Meghan has threatened to give birth at home; while multiple outlets have claimed she told off Kate Middleton a few months ago during fitting for her wedding.

Heck, just in this latest sighting alone, Markle donned strappy gold Tamara Mellon sandals instead of pumps, which showed off her toes -- and they were also painted black!

The Royals Together

We can't say for certain, of course, whether or not Markle is purposely bucking tradition in these cases.

She may be unfamiliar with some of the rules that exist for Royals; or she may see them more as guidelines.

But the chatter about a feud between Markle and Middleton has grown so strong that Kensington Palace took the unusual step of actually commenting on it last week.

This is something you almost never see happen.

Middleton and Markle

Multiple Royal staffers have quit instead of continuing to work under Markle, while Middleton and Prince William have been forced to change their Christmas plans.

Instead of chilling with Kate's family for the holidays, they will now pretend to get along with Meghan and Harry for the cameras.

This Royal Quartet is expecting to spend the holidays together, just as they did a year ago.

A lot has changed since then, however.

And all eyes this time around will be on Markle's facial expressions. And also on her fingernails.

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