Meghan Markle, the former Suits actress turned Duchess of Sussex, has recently come under scrutiny for her claim that Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, taught her how to curtsey for the Queen. Critics argue that this anecdote is a fabrication, and evidence from a scene in the legal drama Suits suggests otherwise.

The Curtsy Claim

Before her royal days, Meghan portrayed Rachel Zane in the popular legal drama series, Suits. A resurfaced clip from the show reveals her character executing a perfect curtsy during an early season. The video, shared by a royal fan, captures Meghan’s graceful move as Rachel Zane. It’s quite the contrast from her later claim that she didn’t know how to curtsy!

Meghan Markle branded 'liar' over claims she was taught how to curtsey by Sarah Ferguson - Daily Record

The Real-Life Encounter

Fast forward to 2016, when Meghan met Prince Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, for the first time. In an interview, Meghan admitted that Prince Harry asked her if she knew how to curtsy while they were on their way to meet the Queen. She initially thought it was a joke! However, she quickly learned the art of curtsying and performed it in front of the monarch. The clip from Suits adds an amusing layer to this story, as Meghan had already mastered the curtsy on-screen.

Netflix Docuseries: Harry and Meghan

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently released a docuseries on Netflix. In the second episode, Meghan discussed her initial encounter with the Queen and her surprise at the formality of the royal family. The series also touched on media treatment, Meghan’s miscarriage, and the “terrifying” row between Prince Harry and Prince William at Sandringham Estate.

The Curtsy Controversy

The behind-the-scenes dynamics of the British royal family have always fascinated the public. Meghan’s relationship with other family members, including her interactions with the Queen, has been closely scrutinized. Her account of being taught to curtsey by Sarah Ferguson adds another layer of intrigue to her journey from Hollywood to Buckingham Palace.

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While some defend Meghan’s version of events, others question her motives. Did she embellish her experiences to fit the fairy-tale narrative? Or was there a genuine misunderstanding? As the debate rages on, one thing remains clear: the intricacies of royal protocol continue to captivate our imaginations.