Meghan Markle took a knee for the Queen… well, sort of. The future royal debuted her first public curtsy during Christmas morning church services at Sandringham.
Since her engagement to Prince Harry, there have been a number of royal protocol firsts for Markle and this latest one -- which substitutes for a full-blown kneel -- gained widespread attention, the International Business Times reported.
Curtsying out of respect to the Queen of England is a time honored tradition which the former “Suits” actress will have to follow and all eyes were on her during the royal's traditional Christmas Day church service, Hello magazine reported.
Markle appeared slightly uncomfortable as she executed the dainty move.
Since practice makes perfect there’s a load of that in store, considering she not only has to curtsy for Queen Elizabeth but also for others in a certain royal pecking order.
Who Markle bows to depends on the line of succession.
IBT noted that it’s mandatory for Markle to curtsy for future sister-in-law Kate Middleton -- aka, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge -- but would only be required to curtsy for other women if their royal husbands are present.
This is where it gets tricky.
Markle should curtsy before Princess Eugenie unless Prince Harry is with her, in which case the princess will then have to curtsy for her instead.
People magazine noted that Markle would also be curtsying for Prince Philip and Prince Charles and is expected to take a dip when meeting Prince William and Duchess Kate.
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