Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, recently admitted in the Netflix docuseries "Harry and Meghan" that she struggled with performing the traditional gesture of curtseying when meeting Queen Elizabeth II for the first time. However, a clip from Markle's former role in the legal drama "Suits" has resurfaced, showing her performing a small, understated curtsy to attorney Louis Litt.
The clip, which was filmed in 2010, has prompted some to question why Markle would have struggled with the gesture during her encounter with the queen.
In "Harry and Meghan," the Duchess explained that she was caught off guard by the meeting and wasn't prepared to curtsy. "We were in the car and we were going to Royal Lodge for lunch and [Prince Harry] was like, 'Oh, my grandmother's here.' And he [said], 'You know how to curtsy, right?' And I just thought it was a joke," she said. The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, added that it would be difficult for anyone, especially an American, to understand the formality of bowing or curtseying to a family member.
The candid conversations featured in the docuseries have reportedly deepened the rift between the Duke and Duchess and certain members of the royal family. However, despite the backlash, the couple, who are parents to son Archie and daughter Lilibet, stand by their decision to share their experiences as members of the royal family. It has been reported that Harry will further discuss his relationship with his family in his forthcoming memoir, "Spare."