Meghan Markle Almost Made a Major Royal Faux Pas (but Totally Redeemed Herself)
From wearing pantyhose (ew) to perfecting the curtsy, Meghan Markle has settled into royal protocol so gracefully that those messy buns seem like a distant memory. So when the Duchess of Sussex nearly committed a royal no-no at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards yesterday, we couldn’t help but gasp.
It all started when Meghan and Prince Harry sat in their front-row seats next to Queen Elizabeth at the ceremony. On camera, Meghan can be seen stumbling slightly, then crossing her legs like a normal human (gasp!) while she chats with a woman next to her.
So what’s the issue, you might ask? Welp, in public, Meghan and Kate Middleton are expected to sit in a very specific manner called the “duchess slant,” and a plebeian leg cross just doesn’t cut it.
Much to Samantha Cohen’s relief, Meghan did ultimately angle her legs into a duchess slant, allowing us to finally exhale.
We’d say that was too close for comfort, but TBH, the duchess slant hardly looks comfortable.