So THIS is how you curtsy! Royal butler reveals nervous Meghan bobbed too low when meeting the Queen - as he shows Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins exactly how it’s done
- Meghan curtsied for the Queen at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham
- Prince Harry's fiancée attended the service alongside the Royal Family
- Some royal watchers said her curtsy was wobbly and lacked confidence
- Royal butler explained on GMB that right foot should be behind the left
- Grant Harrold told the presenters Meghan bowed too low on the day
All eyes were on the 36-year-old fiancée of Prince Harry after she joined the royal family at the Christmas Day church service at Sandringham in Norfolk.
Nerves seemed to get the better of the confident actress as she curtsied for the Queen, according to Grant Harrold, who said on ITV's Good Morning Britain that Meghan's mistake was bobbing too low.
The royal butler was on the show to discuss the etiquette around re-gifting unwanted Christmas presents, when he was asked to demonstrate the correct way to curtsy by presenters Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway.
He promptly jumped up and explained: 'What you should be doing, for a lady, is the right foot behind the left, and then it is a gentle bob.
'You keep the hands in because you're not a penguin,' he added.
Royal butler Grant Harrold (pictured far right) explained the right way to curtsy to GMB presenters Kate Garraway (left) and Charlotte Hawkins (centre)
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According to the royal butler Meghan Markle bobbed too low, he said for a woman it should be a 'gentle bob'
While Kate Garraway joked that it was very easy to get carried away by flapping her arms, Mr Harrold said that women should keep their arms by their side to avoid looking like a flightless bird.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who politely curtsied to her husband's grandmother alongside Meghan, pulled it off with aplomb, according to Mr Harrold, who said pregnant Kate got it 'right'.
Kate kept her back straight and bent slightly at the knee in her black heels, however Meghan dipped too low and bowed her head.
Princes William and Harry simply nodded their heads beside their respective other halves, in front of the gathered crowds eager to catch a glimpse of the royal family's new 'fab four'.
Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, have spent Christmas with William and Kate, both 35, at Anmer Hall, their country home on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
The American actress has become the first fiancée to join the Royal Family at Sandringham for Christmas, and hundreds of well wishers gathered to see her first public appearance alongside the Queen and the Cambridges.
Mr Harrold explained to the GMB presenters that women must keep their hands by their sides to avoid looking like a penguin
The Duchess of Cambridge showed Meghan how it was done as they curtsied for the Queen at the Christmas Day service
Meghan gave an emphatic curtsy, dipping lower than Kate Middleton as Princes William and Harry bowed their heads
Job done: With her curtsy behind her, she followed Prince Harry into the crowds to meet a woman who had waited in a wheelchair in the cold to meet them
Meghan stepped out in an eye-catching brown beret and wrapped up warm against the chilly winter temperatures in a beige £986 Sentaler coat tied with a belt.
Meghan clutched tight to Prince Harry's arm, proudly displaying the engagement ring that he himself designed ahead of their engagement in November.
Added to her brown beret and beige coat, Meghan wore a pair of brown Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots and carried a $1,550 leather handbag by Chloe. She was also wearing a pair of Birks snowflakes earrings - which she previously donned at the Queen's Christmas lunch.
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