Meghan’s been given the low-down on curtsying! Duchess stoops FAR further than last year as she greets the Queen at Sandringham
- The Duchess of Sussex was widely lambasted for her attempt at a royal curtsy in Sandringham last year
- It appears that Meghan has been practising as she went down much deeper this time outside the church
- Meghan arrived on Prince Harry’s arm and chose to go chic in dark colours and high heeled black boots
A year ago, to the day, Meghan raised eyebrows when she debuted a less-than-perfect curtsy to the Queen.
But it appears the Duchess of Sussex has been practising because today, despite being pregnant, she adhered to royal protocol and knelt down much further.
Royal experts criticised Meghan last year fire for her ‘poor attempt’ compared to Kate’s more polished effort.
This year, the pregnant Duchess pulled off a much deeper curtsy, with her hands clasped together and head bowed as a sign of respect outside the St. Mary Magdalene church in Sandringham.
Meghan’s curtsy to the Queen this year (left) was much deeper and more profound than her attempt last year (right)
Kate’s curtsy from last year (pictured) was deep and respectful, according to royal insiders. A proper curtsy is seen as a sign of respect
Nerves seemed to get the better of the confident actress as she curtsied for the Queen, according to royal butler Grant Harrold, who said Meghan’s mistake last year was bobbing too low.
He explained: ‘What you should be doing, for a lady, is the right foot behind the left, and then it is a gentle bob.
‘You keep the hands in because you’re not a penguin.’
Queen Elizabeth II attends Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate
The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of Sussex arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church
The Duchess of Cambridge, who politely curtsied to her husband’s grandmother alongside Meghan, pulled it off with aplomb, according to Mr Harrold.
Kate kept her back straight and bent slightly at the knee in her black heels, however Meghan dipped too low and bowed her head in last year’s effort.
Princes William and Harry simply nodded their heads beside their respective other halves, in front of the gathered crowds eager to catch a glimpse of the royal family’s new ‘fab four’.
The 37-year-old relied on Prince Harry to tell her exactly when to curtsy last year as she held onto her Chloe handbag.
But this year the Duchess, who came in on Prince Harry’s arm, chose to go chic in dark colours and high heeled black boots.
She wore a double breasted tailored £2,250 coat from the VB line, as well as a pair of boots by David Beckham’s wife. The stylish Duchess also carried a £1,200 powder box bag by the Spice Girl turned designer. However, she was matched perfectly with her husband who wore a lighter shade of blue.
The former suits actress who married Prince Harry in May also wore black, calf height boots over a dark dress, coat and matching hat with dark blue feathers protruding from it.
Kate and Meghan reportedly fell out over the last year with Kate being reported as crying at Princess Charlotte’s dress fitting for Meghan’s wedding