Turned Out Meghan Markle Does Not Break Royal Protocol By Crossing Legs

Date November 15, 2018

Recently, Meghan Markle was criticized by making a mistake at a royal event at Buckingham Palace. She was spotted crossing her legs during the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards.

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There were plenty of discussions regarding her mistake. Some people claimed, she did this to show disrespect to the Queen.

As reported by the Express, one of the fans wrote:

The Duchess of Sussex has her legs crossed wrong. What a disrespect to the Queen. All royal ladies cross at the ankles or put both legs to the side.


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Nevertheless, there is an important update: Royal etiquette experts claim the Duchess of Sussex didn’t break the protocol.

Etiquette expert William Hanson said this position is actually favored by a number of royals. Even the Queen was once seen crossing her legs while having an interview with BBC about her Coronation.

He said:

She had chosen to use the traditional 'finishing school' technique of crossing one leg over the other, resting one ankle against the edge of the shin. This used to be used by ladies who wished to show off a grand ballgown, and today it can be a good way to highlight a pair of hosiery-clad legs.

And added:

Royal women do not often cross their legs, although HRH The Duchess of Cornwall sometimes does; this tip is to ensure nothing gets flashed that shouldn't be!

So, we should not criticize Meghan Markle, as she didn’t make any mistake at all. Good job, Meghan!

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