Meghan Markle Just Broke Royal Beauty Protocol in a Very Chic Way

Last night, the British Fashion Awards were held here in London. The ceremony takes place every year to celebrate the country's best brands, designers and influencers. Since fashion and beauty are so closely related, this means we often see new and innovative hair and makeup looks on the various celebrities in attendance. We expect it. What we didn't expect, however, was to see Meghan Markle make a surprise appearance, growing baby bump and all. She was there to present the British Designer Womenswear award to Givenchy's creative director, Clare Waight Keller. It's only fitting, seeing as Keller designed the wedding dress Markle wore to marry Prince Harry last May.

Her presence wasn't the only thing that surprised us. Markle took her BFA appearance as an opportunity to break royal beauty protocol in a subtle, yet powerful, way. In fact, we're pretty sure this is the first time we've ever seen a prominent modern royal take such a nontraditional route. Keep scrolling to see her chic and nonconformist look.