The ‘gracious’ skills public can learn from Meghan Markle revealed by etiquette expert

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MEGHAN MARKLE has handled herself with “grace, control and poise” since the release of an ITV documentary, an expert has revealed.

Speaking to Yahoo UK, as part of ‘The Royal Story’ series royal etiquette expert Myka Meier heaped on the praise when reflecting on Meghan’s time in the spotlight. She said: “You can either continue to feel insecure or you can change it. The best part about it is we instil confidence through etiquette. “It saddens me to see the scrutiny that Meghan’s under, I don’t think it’s good etiquette, she’s handled herself with such grace and control and poise.”

Going even further the the founder of Beaumont Etiquette and co-founder of The Plaza Hotel’s Finishing Program said: “I think these are all skills you can learn.

“I think we can learn from Meghan.”

Since marrying Prince Harry in May 2018, the 38 year-old royal has faced huge amount of media attention.

The remarks come after a documentary aired that saw Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, admit they were struggling in their current roles in the Royal Family and the intent scrutiny over their jet-setting lifestyle that comes as they preach about climate change.

Meghan was said to have held herself with grace control and poise
Meghan was said to have held herself with grace control and poise

Meghan was said to have held herself with “grace, control and poise” (Image: GETTY)

Meghan has faced a lot of media attention since her marriage
Meghan has faced a lot of media attention since her marriage

Meghan has faced a lot of media attention since her marriage (Image: GETTY)

Meghan criticised the “stiff upper lip” culture of Britain before complaining about how hard life as a royal has been for her accusing the media of “trying to ruin her life”.

Speaking in a recent ITV interview the former actress went further, in particular talking about how the stress was worsened because of her pregnancy: “Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn.

“And especially as a woman, it’s a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom [sic] or trying to be a newlywed.”

Meghan said she felt more vulnerable during her pregnancy
Meghan said she felt more vulnerable during her pregnancy

Meghan said she felt more “vulnerable” during her pregnancy (Image: GETTY)

Speaking in the interview the Duchess continued: “And, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

Then asked if she’s “not really OK, as in it’s really been a struggle?”, Meghan replies: “Yes”.

The Duchess’ words have a striking similarity to Princess Diana’s, when she spoke at a charity dinner in 1993 about how she was going to withdraw from the public’s attention.

This came after the announcement of her separation in 1992.

Royal fans have been drawing parallels with Diana
Royal fans have been drawing parallels with Diana

Royal fans have been drawing parallels with Diana (Image: GETTY)

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle (Image: GETTY)

Diana said: “When I started my public life, twelve years ago, I understood the media might be interested in what I did.

“I realised then their attention would inevitably focus on both our private and public lives.

“But I was not aware of how overwhelming that attention would become – nor the extent to which it would affect both my public duties and my personal life, in a manner, that’s been hard to bear.”

The Princess of Wales then said: “I will be seeking a more suitable way of combining a meaningful public role with, hopefully, a more private life.

“At the end of this year, when I’ve completed my diary of official engagements, I will be reducing the extent of the public life I’ve lead so far.”

Many fans of the royals have also expressed their concern over Meghan’s struggles after giving birth, which is also something Diana spoke about.

The Princess of Wales spoke candidly about her postpartum depression after giving birth to William in 1982, when she was interviewed by Martin Bashir for Panorama in 1995.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be taking family time over christmas
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be taking family time over christmas

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be taking “family time” over christmas (Image: GETTY)

“You’d wake up in the morning feeling you didn’t want to get out of bed, you felt misunderstood, and just very, very low in yourself.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they will take six weeks of “family time”, during which they are expected to travel to the US.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK