Prince Harry Recalls Meghan Markle’s 1st Curtsy Meeting Queen


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose for footage after visiting the observatory in One World Commerce in New York, December 2021.
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Impressing the royal household! Prince Harry shared that Meghan Markle was complimented on her curtsying abilities after she met Queen Elizabeth II for the primary time.

In his upcoming memoir, Spare, the Duke of Sussex, 38, recalled the second when the Fits alum, 41, initially met his grandmother and the impromptu curtsy lesson from Sarah Ferguson that occurred moments earlier than.

“We entered the big entrance sitting room and there she was. Granny. The monarch. Queen Elizabeth II,” Harry wrote in his debut ebook — which can be launched on Tuesday, January 10 — of the 2016 assembly. “Standing in the midst of the room. She turned barely. Meg went straight to her and dropped a deep, flawless curtsy.”

The BetterUp CIO went on to recount the late monarch’s first interplay with the “Archetypes” podcast host, together with the second she requested the California native about Donald Trump. Following the assembly, Harry penned that “everybody complimented Meg on her curtsy, ”praising the way it was “so good” and “so deep” regardless of not having a complicated tutorial prior.

Moments earlier than the monumental second occurred, Harry penned that Ferguson, 63, requested Meghan if she knew the right way to curtsy. The Duchess of York “demonstrated as soon as” and the previous Tig blogger “imitated her.” Harry famous that they didn’t have time to follow extra since they “couldn’t maintain Granny ready.”

Because the trio walked into the Royal Lodge in Windsor, England, to greet the queen, Ferguson and Harry supplied Meghan extra tips about the right way to correctly tackle the monarch. Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie and Eugenie’s now-husband, Jack Brooksbank, have been additionally in attendance.

Within the couple’s December 2022 Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, the previous actress joked that the curtsying lesson was “like going to Medieval Occasions.”

“There wasn’t some large second of like, ‘And now you’re going to fulfill my grandmother,’” Meghan recalled. “I bear in mind being within the automobile and [Harry] was like, ‘You know the way to curtsy proper?’ and I simply thought it was a joke.”

Prince Harry Shares That Meghan Markle Got Complimented for Her ‘Deep’ Curtsy When Meeting Queen for 1st Time June 2018

The Royal Household at The Trooping the Color ceremony, June 2018.
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Whereas the Sussexes — who married in 2018 and share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 19 months — selected to step down as senior members of the royal household in 2020, each Harry and Meghan have been candid about their robust bond with the longest-reigning British monarch, who died in September 2022 at age 96.

“It’s unbelievable, I believe, , a) to have the ability to meet her by means of his lens, not simply along with his honor and respect for her because the monarch, however the love that he has for her as his grandmother,” the Duchess of Sussex mentioned of Elizabeth throughout her and Harry’s joint engagement interview in 2017. “All of these layers have been so necessary for me in order that once I met her I had such a deep understanding and naturally unbelievable respect for having the ability to have that point along with her. And we’ve had a very — she’s an unbelievable girl.”

After the queen’s passing in September 2022, each Harry and Meghan have been in attendance at Her Majesty’s funeral. The Bench creator donned pearl earrings that have been gifted to her by the queen and gave her casket one remaining curtsy.

Spare can be launched on Tuesday, January 10.