Meghan Markle Accused of Making “Worst Curtsy” in Recorded History
Meghan Markle played a lawyer on the USA Network hit drama Suits.
But criticism continues to pour in regarding the Duchess of Sussex, most notably that she simply cannot play the role of a Royal with the proper respect it deserves.
Over the past several weeks, sources have come down hard on Markle for snubbing various Palace traditions, typically ones associated with fashion and decorum.
And now it seems as if certain people are also taking issue with the way Markle is acting overseas.
The expecting mother and Prince Harry have mostly been receiving rave reviews for their behavior on their ongoing tour — but Markle is coming under fire at the moment for how she greeted Tonga’s King Tupou VI and his wife Queen Nanasipau’u last week.
Specifically, how weakly sue curtsied on front of the powerful couple.
Here is a still shot of the bow in question:
Did Markle get down low enough?
Did she hold her form for long enough?
Did her facial expression make it clear she just wasn’t that into the gesture?
All of the above, Twitter users appear to be saying. Here is a sampling of their most harsh responses to Markle’s lame curtsy:
Those were the two worst curtsies I think I’ve ever seen!
I wonder if maybe she wasn’t sure if she should curtsy? Either way, you gotta commit.
I saw this video on Instagram. Gives the impression she did not know if she should curtsy or not.
That seems plausible, right? It can be tricky to remember all the customs of various nations, especially for someone not raised in such an environment.
In case you somehow haven’t heard, Markle is pregnant.
So it’s also possible that she only gently curtsied in order to protect her fetus.
We really can’t say for certain at the moment.
However, a so-called etiquette expert named William Hanson told The Daily Mail that Markle has a lot to learn about how a Royal should act overall.
He says she sticks her hands into her pockets on far too many occasions.
“We know that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pioneering a new, relaxed, tactile branch of monarchy, but having hands in the pocket is a step too far,” this random critic says, adding:
“There is good casual and there is bad casual.
“Placing a hands in the pocket is too relaxed and unprofessional.”
Markle, of course, is no stranger to criticism.
Just ask her awful half-sister.
We doubt she’ll respond to the backlash she is garnering here, especially because Hanson admits that her actions aren’t actually a big deal.
Not in the grand scheme of life, that is.
“Will the world end? No,” he concludes to The Mail. “It is just a small blip in Meghan’s usually delightful manners that can be easily corrected for future engagements.”