Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton could teach Meghan Markle a thing or two [Getty]
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have caused a flurry of engagement excitement recently, after it was reported the couple were set to meet the Queen, and their first public appearance at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
And, in a similar fashion to when Prince William and pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton married in 2011, many fans have been left wondering if another royal wedding could be on the cards.
If so, it’s not straight forward being a royal, and with the number of public engagements and appearances they need to do, it’s pretty much a full-time role.
Here are some of the etiquette rules Meghan Markle might learn from Kate Middleton…
Kate Middleton has settled into royal family life alongside husband Prince William and Princess Charlotte and Prince George [Getty]
The Duchess follows local customs to greet people, observing local customs.
With friends, Kate is reported to use a cheek kiss, which is always right cheek to left cheek.
She is also known for having a firm handshake.
Queen Elizabeth and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton have a good relationship [Getty]
When wearing a dress that ends above the knee and she’s sat down, Kate opts for the ‘Duchess slant’ to avoid any slip ups.
Kate’s signature seated pose sees her sit with legs slanted to one side.
She’ll also position her ankles and knees together and hands in her lap.
Kate Middleton knows how to sit gracefully [Getty]
When the Duchess is at an event, she always holds her bag in front of her in both hands when shaking hands might be awkward.
Alternatively she can place it in one hand but it never gets tucked under an arm or placed on the ground or table.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made several appearances together at the Invictus Games in Toronto [Getty]
If Meghan and Harry did get married, Kate Middleton would be expected too follow certain wedding rules too.
Royal women are expected to dust off their hats for formal occasions, so Kate would be expected to wear a hat for the occasion.
While hats at weddings are obviously not a surprising dress code, this is apparently a strict must for royal weddings, so it’s not an option.
However it seems Kate favours headwear, often opting to accessorise her outfit with a fascinator, so it wouldn’t be an issue.