Meghan’s crash course in royal etiquette
Prince Harry is reportedly teaching his bride-to-be Meghan Markle everything she needs to know about royal etiquette.
TMZ reports the prince is helping the former Suits actress learn who she has to curtsy to and in what circumstances.
For instance, Markle will always have to curtsy to the Queen and her future sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.Why you don't hear from Drew Barrymore anymore
She will also have to curtsy to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie but only if Harry is not in the room. If Harry is there then the princesses have to curtsy to them as he is higher in the royal pecking order.
Markle will always have to curtsy to Princess Anne, as she is the daughter of the Sovereign but never to her daughter, Zara Phillips.
The rules are relatively new and were drawn up in 2005 after Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles. It is entitled Precedence Of The Royal Family To Be Observed At Court.The Don Burke file: ‘Can I lick your back?’
The now Duchess of Cornwall was meant to be second in order of precedence after the Queen as the heir’s wife but she was moved down a peg or two after Princess Anne reportedly said she would never bow to her new sister-in-law.