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Meghan Markle is adjusting well to the life of royalty. Only a couple months before her Royal Wedding with Prince Harry, the future duchess and her husband-to-be made their official debut with Kate Middleton and Prince William for the first annual Royal Foundation forum. In the process, Markle showcased her stealth mastery of the Duchess Slant, a distinctive posture position proving the future member of the royal family is learning all the tricks of the royal trade.
People reported on the latest Meghan Markle update. The Duchess Slant, for those unfamiliar, is Kate Middleton's signature pose. It's when the knees and ankles are clasped together while the legs are slanted to the side. It's meant to provide a flattering, respectable silhouette, notably when presented in a dress. Markle skillfully handled this subtle move, showing her prowess for the upcoming position of royalty. Meghan's Duchess Slant comes shortly after she perfected the royal curtsey. Some might be claiming that Meghan is copying her future sister-in-law. But if anything, it's a form of respect. Meghan Markle is getting well-suited for the royal family, and she's quickly picking up everything she needs to know before May's ceremony.
Myka Meier, a royal etiquette expert, explained the pose and its importance to People.
Typically the 'duchess slant' is used when a lady has to sit for an extended amount of time while keeping poise and posture. It is the perfect pose for when a camera is shooting directly in front of you because by slightly slanting the knees to create a zig-zag effect when wearing a dress or skirt, your legs are angled so that the camera only shoots the sides of your legs and protects your modesty... 'The Duchess Slant' is one of the most elegant and flattering ways to sit, because it has a lengthening effect on the legs. The key with the technique is to square your shoulders straight ahead while maintaining perfect posture. Keeping knees and ankles together at all times, position your legs so that you create a slant, angling your knees to the side. Hands should be folded one over the other and placed in your lap.
Shortly after they announced their engagement in late November, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spent the new year swiftly preparing for their royal nuptials, set to be held in the Windsor Castle on May 19th. The couple's guest list reported includes over 2,000 people, including the Spice Girls, who may be performing their first concert in ages during the reception. Reportedly, two of Prince Harry's famous ex-girlfriends are also cordially invited, though they haven't announced if they're attending. Elton John and Ed Sheeran are expected too. The whole shebang will be broadcasted live.
Meanwhile, Kate Middleton is currently pregnant with child number three. The forthcoming child is expected to arrive in April, and it's speculated to be a baby boy -- although there are quite a few bookies on the web who believe it's going to be a girl. But we'll know soon enough one way or the other.