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Meghan’s ‘perfect curtsy’ on Suit rubbishes Netflix claim she ‘didn’t know how’

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    Meghan Markle claimed she didn't know how to curtsey to the Queen in her Netflix documentary- but a clip from her Suits shows her executing the gesture perfectly.

    The resurfaced clip of the Duchess of Sussex four years prior to meeting her husband Prince Harry shows her, in her role as Rachel Zane, doing a curtsey in response to colleague Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) praising her for her work.

    However, in the Harry & Meghan documentary, she claimed she didn't know how to do it at all and appeared to mock her own efforts at following royal protocol, in one of the lighter moments of the hit docuseries.

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    Meghan was speaking about the moment she first met the Queen she then performs a deeply exaggerated curtsey in front of her husband.

    She said: “I mean. it's surreal. There wasn't like some big moment of ‘Now you're gonna meet my grandmother’.

    “I didn't know I was going to meet her until moments before. We were in the car and we were going to the Royal Lodge for lunch, and he [Harry] was like, ‘Oh, my grandmother is here, she's gonna be there after church.’

    “I remember we were in the car, driving and he's [Harry] like, ‘You know how to curtsy, right?’. And I just thought it was a joke.”

    Prince Harry added: “How do you explain that to people? How do you explain that you bow to your grandmother? And that you would need to curtsy, especially to an American. That's weird.”

    Meghan Markle then tells the documentary: “Now I'm starting to realise this is a big deal. I mean, Americans will understand this.

    “We have Medieval Times dinner and tournament. It was like that. Like, I curtsied as though I was like… ‘Pleasure to meet you, your Majesty.'

    “It was so intense. And then when she left, Eugenie and Jack and Fergie say ‘you did great!’. Thanks. I didn't know what I was doing.”

    However, the resurfaced clip from the American legal drama has now caused controversy on social media as some royal fans believe she lied in the documentary.

    One critic, who posts on Instagram as @emiliehrh wrote: “Remember when Meghan Markle told Oprah she had no idea what curtsy was, and lied again on Netflix documentary, and mocked the Queen with ‘medieval times’ comment?

    "Here she is on @suitspeacock few years ago executing a PERFECT CURTSEY. This only proves she knew well how to curtsey long before she met Harry – this season was filmed in 2010.

    "So her whole BS on Netflix about curtsying to the QE was just a mockery."

    Another added: "This is why it’s so difficult to feel sorry for her in any way and also difficult to believe anything she states."

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    However, other Instagram users came to her defence claiming that it was American humour.

    One user wrote: "In her defence, which I don’t do lightly, as an American, I completely understood what she was saying. It was absolutely tongue-in-cheek. We don’t curtsy to anyone here.

    "Literally no one so the thought of curtsying to someone in real life takes your mind to fairy tale times, not 2022. It’s just not part of our reality so, in that aspect, I get what she was saying."

    Representatives for the Duchess of Sussex have been contacted for a comment.


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