Kate is helping Meghan Markle learn the Queen’s etiquette before the royal wedding

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Kate is helping Meghan Markle learn the Queen’s etiquette before the royal wedding

MEGHAN Markle will be looking to her future sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, for tips on the Queen’s etiquette ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry, a royal expert has said.

William Hanson, who has advised private households on etiquette for many years, believes Meghan will look to Kate for tips as the Duchess is the most recent person to marry the Royal Family.

While Meghan may be given a “a ‘get out of jail’ free card” for her American mannerisms, Prince Harry’s fiancee will have to learn the Queen’s etiquette as she represents Her Majesty at future royal engagements.

The Duchess is likely to have been advising Meghan on royal fashion as well as conversation techniques.

The Duchess is likely to have been advising Meghan on royal fashion and conversation techniques Photo (C) GETTY
The Duchess is likely to have been advising Meghan on royal fashion and conversation techniques Photo (C) GETTY

William Hanson said: “Meghan won’t have a specific tutor, but the royal household and other members of the Royal Family who have ‘married in’ will be passing on their knowledge to the newest addition.

“As the most recent person to marry into the Royal Family The Duchess of Cambridge will be of the most use to Meghan, I would imagine.

“I suspect Catherine will be passing on an array of things she has learned – some the hard way – to Meghan, mainly focussing on wardrobe pitfalls and traps and perhaps also conversational techniques too.”

He also told the Evening Standard: “Meghan will also be observing others, too, watching and copying certain mannerisms or tricks that they do to cope and successfully navigate the pitfalls of court life.

“Her fiancé will, of course, also be sharing his considerable knowledge too.

Meghan Markle has already attended several royal engagements alongside Kate Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle has already attended several royal engagements alongside Kate Photo (C) GETTY

“I suspect Prince Harry may have given her an amusing run down on the many weird and wonderful ways of the English class system.

“But as an American, I think Meghan will be given a ‘get out of jail’ free card with all that – unlike Catherine – as the English do often excuse foreigners from knowing the ins and outs of it all.”

The former US actress will become a member of the Royal Family on May 19 when she marries Prince Harry in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Mr Hanson also suggested that Meghan may struggle with to reign in her “touchy feely” nature as “Americans are much more tactile than we Brits”.

He added: “We have already seen many examples of Meghan being much more touchy feely than many of our existing royalty.

“This may well be a conscious choice on her part and may be one of the ways that she plays her part in evolving the monarchy, but this touchy feely cannot happen everywhere that she will go and so she may well struggle with having to learn when to be informal and when to be slightly more reserved.”

During a visit to Birmingham last month with Harry, Meghan apparently broke royal protocol when she hugged a 10-year-old girl fan.

During the visit Harry began asking a group of schoolchildren about their hopes for the future and when 10-year-old Sophia Richards said she wanted to be an actress, the Prince took her over to meet Meghan.

The former Suits star the quickly hugged Sophia, who was clearly overwhelmed to meet Meghan.

And this is not the first time Meghan has shared an embrace with a member of the public – during her visit to Scotland she hugged a homeless charity volunteer who told her she was “deeply inspired” by her.

Meghan Markle will be looking to the Duchess of Cambridge for tips on the Queen’s etiquette Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle will be looking to the Duchess of Cambridge for tips on the Queen’s etiquette Photo (C) GETTY

She also embraced Pippa Roberts, aged 10, from Mere Green Primary School in Sutton Coldfield after a request from the youngster who said: “I said, can I have a hug and she said yes – it was nice”.

As the most recent person to marry into the Royal Family The Duchess of Cambridge will be of the most use to Meghan,

William Hanson, royal etiquette expert

The Royal Family website states: “There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting The Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms.”

Why we won't be seeing the royals this week - get all the details Photo (C) GETTY
Why we won’t be seeing the royals this week – get all the details Photo (C) GETTY

The Duchess of Cambridge has also been known to occasionally give children a hug when attending royal engagements.

Mr Hanson added: “Meghan is clearly going to shake things up a bit for the Royal Family.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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