The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and her husband, Prince Harry, were present during a Royal ceremony next to Queen Elizabeth.
Even though seeing all of them together fulfilling their Royal duties was exciting, a different aspect attracted a lot of attention. Meghan was recorded with her legs crossed at the knee, which goes against the Royal protocol.
Several photos taken during the Young Leader Awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, showed Meghan wearing a stunning pink Prada outfit sitting next to her husband, who put on a classic navy blue suit.
All those images portrayed Meghan sitting with the Duchess Slant, which is when a woman puts both legs off to the side to maintain poise and posture.
However, a video recorded when Meghan and Harry just arrived at the ceremony showed how the Duchess of Sussex accidentally crossed her legs at the knee
In a matter of seconds, she seemed to notice her mistake and did the Duchess Slant pose for the rest of the event. People reported that Royal women should always keep their legs and knees together no matter how long they stay in their seats
There are a couple of exceptions, like crossing the legs at the ankles. Myka Meier told People that the biggest etiquette mistake a lady can make is to cross her legs at the knee, precisely what Meghan did
Meier revealed that the Duchess Slant was the perfect pose for when the cameras were in front of women as the pose created a zig-zag effect when wearing a dress or skirt, which shows only the sides of the legs and protects their ‘modesty'
The Royal expert added that the Slant was the most elegant and flattering way a woman can sit as it has a lengthening effect on the legs.
‘The key with the technique is to square your shoulders straight ahead while maintaining perfect posture. Keeping knees and ankles together at all times, position your legs so that you create a slant, angling your knees to the side.’
Myka Meier, People, June 26, 2018.
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