Uh-oh, it looks like Meghan Markle might need some extra princess lessons. The newest member of the royal family has shown a very relatable side to her usually calm demeanor — nervousness. But, we can’t say we blame her!
On Christmas day at Sandringham’s church, Meghan took her place next to Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton to greet the Queen Elizabeth. The queen passed by with a curtsey from the women and a bow from the men.
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Reports say Meghan seemed uncertain, anxious, and even embarrassed by the attempt, though Prince Harry seemed quick to ease her worries. Meghan was no doubt feeling the pressure after she became the first-ever fiancée to accompany the royal family to Sandringham for Christmas.
Unsurprisingly, Kate’s curtsey was the picture of perfection, but she is a seasoned professional, after all.
A royal butler spoke to ITV’s Good Morning Britain about Mehgan’s wobbly curtsey and explained that the former Suits actress bobbed too low. For good or for bad, when you’re a royal, your every move is scrutinized.
The founder of the Australian School of Etiquette, Zarife Hardy told Now to Love, “She will have to always curtsy to the queen and she will learn the art of that, which is one foot behind the other. The deep[er] and the longer you stay down shows more respect, so she will have to always curtsey to the queen,” Zarife says. “Until she becomes Harry’s wife, she will have to curtsy to any royal that has a title that’s royal-blooded, so she will have to learn the art of the curtsy very quickly.”
For her sake, let’s hope she learns quickly.
This post was written by Holly Royce. For more, check out our sister site Now to Love.