As has been well documented many times on this website and around the celebrity gossip universe, Meghan Markle just loves to break Royal Protocol.
This is someone who tries to dictate her own wardrobe on her wedding day... who has often shown off her bare shoulders in public... and who had the audacity to wear dark nail polish last week.
But this story is not actually about the Duchess of Sussex defying her very famous loved ones and their traditions once again.
Nope, it's a story about how she isn't allowing her husband partake in one of these long-running traditions.
You see, Markle and Prince Harry will be spending Christmas with rumored rivals Prince William and Kate Middleton.
(Kensington Palace pretty much ordered this awkward arrangement to take place in order to quell chatter that the quarter does not get along in any way, shape or form.)
For years and years, Harry would go out on Boxing Day morning with his sibling and other relatives to go pheasant shooting -- but here's the thing:
Markle hates hunting. She hates it with a passion. She's a big animal lover.
As a result, insiders tell The Daily Mail that Markle has put her gorgeous foot down and will not allow Harry to take part in an activity that he's done with his relatives for two decades.
"‘Harry’s always loved hunting and it has provided [him and William] with a great chance to bond as brothers," this Daily Mail source alleges, adding:
"But now it looks like Harry’s shooting days are over. It’s the latest point of contention between the Princess."
Meghan’s aversion to hunting initally caused issues last year, back when Harry reportedly took part in a wild boar hunt in Germany.
This stirred up a bit of tension between the stars and was the reason why Harry then bowed out of a grouse hunt at Balmoral three months ago.
It's hard not to admire Markle's stance, of course.
This has long been a passion of hers and it really does silly to just go out and shoot dead poor, innocent birds, doesn't it?
As a counter argument, however, Markle's reputation is in tatters at the moment.
She is being blamed for treating staff members poorly and for feuding with Middleton and of just being a spoiled, entitled American all around.
All this anti-hunting stance has done is once again create negative headlines about her on the Internet.
Just look at what we wrote up above!
Perhaps it would have been in Meghan's better interest to just suck it up this one time and to let Harry get out there with William and spray some bullets into a bunch of birds.
It would have been viewed as an olive branch of some kind, as a way for Markle to prove that she's flexible and does not need to always have her way.
After all, Harry and her are supposedly at war with William and Kate.
If some birds need to die in order for peace to be achieved, so be it, right?