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Etiquette Rules: What Meghan Does When Meeting Charles, But Kate Doesn't

Date March 28, 2019 17:08

Despite the fact that Meghan Markle has been bearing her title of a duchess for some time now, has acquired a lot of her individual duties before the British nation, and is successfully forming a flawless style, it doesn't mean that she will be able to have completely equal rights as Kate Middleton.

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The reasons for that are quite clear: Kate has been a duchess for 8 years one and she has all the chances to become a queen consort one day because her husband, Prince William, is very close in the line of succession to the British throne. This obliges Kate to be a more conservative and "obedient" duchess, unlike Meghan.

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But on the contrary, there are certain liberties which Middleton is allowed while for Meghan Markle is still not acceptable. What are they? For instance, a situation took place during the service dedicated to the Commonwealth of Nations when Prince Charles arrived at Westminster Abbey along with Camilla.

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When they approached to greet the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge, Prince Charles and Kate Middleton hugged and gave each other kisses on the cheeks without much ado. But Meghan didn't manage to avoid the ritual! When Charles approached her, Markle had to make a quick curtsy and only then could she move on to the hugs and kisses. Despite the fact that it might seem like there's a problem in Meghan and Charles' relationship, it's far otherwise. You can see it at 8:36-8:52 here:

At this meeting, you can see how well Meghan gets along with her husband's father; they smile and chat. Moreover, let's not forget that it was Charles who walked Meghan down the aisle on their wedding day! Most likely, it comes down to an etiquette rule that Meghan could willingly use to show her respect in such a way. Let alone that a year in the royal family is not enough to feel entirely relaxed and confident.

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We remind you that Meghan used to be an American actress who was a complete stranger to the rules of the British royal protocol, which is why she is now diligently learning everything in her new life. A curtsy is rather cute actually! What do you think?

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