Meghan & Kate Give the Queen Two Perfect Curtsies in Westminster Abbey

Erica Gonzales

From Harper's BAZAAR

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton went full royal mode during the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey this afternoon. The grand interfaith ceremony saw representatives, guests, and performers from all across the 53 nations of the British Commonwealth, plus senior members of the royal family.

The Queen, monarch and head of the Commonwealth, was unsurprisingly in tow. She was the last to arrive, as is tradition for royal services, following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who arrived in order of rank. Once Her Majesty entered the building, Kate, Meghan, and Duchess Camilla were seen curtsying to the sovereign as a sign of respect.

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When the Queen was seen walking through the doors of the abbey, Meghan (in white) was seen lowering herself into a curtsy, then Kate (in red) followed.

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The same happened after the Queen greeted guests and turned around to other members of the royal family who were already gathered in the church.

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Meghan and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (in dark purple) curtsied first, then Kate followed once the Queen turned to her.

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The Duchess of Sussex has had plenty of curtsy practice since entering the royal limelight. In December 2017, during her first Christmas with the royal family, she bent the knee with Kate when the Queen arrived for church services in Norfolk. Meanwhile, Princes William and Harry bowed their head in reverence.

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She also showed and even deeper curtsy at Christmas the following year.

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Duchess Meghan curtsied to the sovereign at the royal wedding as well, and showed her first curtsy to a foreign dignitary in Morocco last month, when she met King Mohammed VI at his royal residence.

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