Royal curtsy? Check. Next up? The “duchess slant.”
Yesterday, Meghan Markle made her first official public appearance alongside Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum and proved she’s royalty-ready by nailing this Kate-approved pose.
During the event, Markle copied Kate’s go-to pose, the duchess slant, which is an unofficial term inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge. The move refers to the flattering silhouette that occurs when one sits with her knees and ankles clasped together and tilted to one side, creating a leg slant.
According to royal etiquette expert Myka Meier, “Typically, the ‘duchess slant’ is used when a lady has to sit for an extended amount of time while keeping poise and posture. It is the perfect pose for when a camera is shooting directly in front of you because by slightly slanting the knees to create a zigzag effect when wearing a dress or skirt, your legs are angled so that the camera only shoots the sides of your legs and protects your modesty.”
Who knew twinning could be so…elegant?