Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have only been engaged for a few short weeks, but the couple has managed to break a few royal rules. The couple held hands in public and at one point Meghan was spotted walking in front of Harry during their last royal engagement together. That’s why a lot of people can’t help but wonder if Meghan Markle will continue to dismiss the royal rulebook and choose not to curtsey to someone like Kate Middleton each and every time she sees her.
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have only met a handful of times but now that Meghan is engaged to get married to Prince Harry, it’s safe to say that they’ll be spending a lot of time with each other in the future. The Duchess of Cambridge won’t be the only person in the royal spotlight anymore, as she’ll be forced to share it with Meghan.
According to royal etiquette expert Christopher Wilson, Meghan will be expected to Kate Middleton whenever she sees her. After all, she is the future Queen of England. According to Christopher, it will be up to Prince Harry to teach Meghan royal etiquette while also keeping in mind who is above her and who is beneath her.
She will also have to learn to curtsey in front of Sophie, Countess of Wessex whenever her husband Prince Edward is in the room along with Princess Anne, who is the daughter of a Sovereign. What’s more, Meghan will also have to curtsey to Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice whenever Prince Harry is in the same room, too. In other words, Meghan will have to learn to curtsey in front of most members of the British royal family.
Of course, Kate Middleton has been seen bending her knees in front of other royals too, and especially in front of Queen Elizabeth and Camilla Parker-Bowles. In fact, the Duchess is expected to curtsey to Camilla whenever William is not around. But if he’s present, she doesn’t have to unless Prince Charles happened to be there, too.
During her first joint interview with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle admitted that she is going to be facing plenty of changes and challenges in the coming months. She might not have to curtsey to Kate Middleton now, but the moment she married Prince Harry, Meghan might not have a choice.
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