MEGHAN Markle reveals that it was Sarah Ferguson who taught her how to curtsy before she met the Queen.
The Duchess of Sussex made the revelation during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, where she also claimed that she never Googled Prince Harry before they met.
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Meghan Markle revealed that she had no idea she would have to curtsy to the QueenCredit: Getty – Contributor
Speaking in the interview, she admitted: “I went into it naively because I didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family. I didn’t fully understand what the job was.”
Meghan, 39, confessed that she was so naive that when she first met the Queen at The Royal Lodge in Windsor, she “didn’t know how to curtsy.”
She was also shocked when Harry, 36, explained that it was in fact expected of her.
Luckily Harry’s aunt the Duchess of York was on hand to teach her the custom “very quickly.”
The Duchess of Sussex said that it was Sarah Ferguson who taught her how to curtsyCredit: Rex Features
Meghan said: “Right in front of the house we practiced and ran in. Fergie ran out and said, ‘Do you know how to curtsy?’
“Apparently I did a very deep curtsy, I don’t remember it, and then we sat there and we chatted.”
She added that she was glad she never Googled the royal family beforehand as it might have put her off.
Meghan claimed that she never Googled the royal family before meeting HarryCredit: CBS / BEEM
“Thank God I didn’t know about the family, thank God I didn’t research, I would have been so in my head about it,” she told Oprah.
The broadcast of the interview for UK viewers on ITV tonight is expected to pull in around seven million viewers.
The figure would be less than a third of the 23 million Brits who watched Princess Diana’s bombshell interview with Martin Bashir in 1995.
The Princess of Wales infamously told Bashir “there was three of us in this marriage” referring to Prince Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
In other royal news, we showed you inside Meghan and Harry’s secret wedding three days before their big day.