Meghan Markle: why her bow in front of the Queen’s coffin is so symbolic

This Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Meghan Markle gathered in front of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. The Duchess of Sussex then made a symbolic bow.

  • Meghan Markle wants to show her deep respect for Queen Elizabeth II
  • Indeed, the Duchess of Sussex made a symbolic bow in front of the Monarch’s coffin
  • A move that was not due to chance

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is located in Westminster Hall. After receiving tribute from Scotland, the remains of the Monarch were moved to London. This Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the British royal family gathered in front of the queen’s coffin. As a sign of respect, Kate Middleton and Meghan Marklewho were present with their husbands, bowed to the remains of the Sovereign. Taking a deep breath, the Duchess of Sussex bowed before the coffin of her husband’s grandmother, to show her her respect. A gesture that is no small feat.

In fact, women used to bow down whenever they saw the Monarch. But for Meghan Markle, this practice is not easy. In fact, when he met Queen Elizabeth II for the first time, he was forced to learn in just a few minutes how to make a dignified curtsey in front of the Queen. A very rapid apprenticeship that baffled him at the time: “I remember Harry and I were in the car, and he said, ‘OK, my grandmother’s here, so we’re going to see her. And I said, ‘Oh well, I love grandmothers.’ […] ‘But, do you know how to bow?'”, lhe asked.

Meghan Markle’s first bow is to Queen Elizabeth II

But Meghan Markle had a completely different idea when she met the Queen of England : “I actually thought it was part of what was happening outside. I didn’t think it was what was happening inside, and I said, ‘That’s your grandmother’ . She said, ‘She’s the queen'”. Much to the chagrin of the Duchess of Sussex, who is determined to make a good impression! “I learned very quickly. Outside the house, we just practiced and went inside. […] I met him and obviously bowed down a lot.” A gesture of deep respect that Meghan Markle also repeated in front of the Queen’s coffin.

The British will be able to say a final goodbye to their Queen

After this award, Meghan Markle was spotted with Sophie de Wessex while her husband, Prince Harry left with his brother. The British will also be able to say a final goodbye to their Queen. In fact, up to 400,000 people were waiting in front of the building. Some queued for up to 12 hours to pay tribute to one who ruled his Kingdom for over 70 years. The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2022. The entire British royal family will be able to pay tribute to the one who restored the coat of arms of his family and who improved the monarchy. Charles III, his son, now King, had to take over, although many challenges awaited him. Relations with Prince Harry are still tense and the case of Prince Andrew remains a shadow on the table of the British royal family.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
This Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the British royal family gathered in front of the queen’s coffin. As a sign of respect, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, who were with their husband, bowed to the remains of the Sovereign.

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Meghan Markle
Taking a deep breath, the Duchess of Sussex bowed before the coffin of her husband’s grandmother, to show her her respect. A gesture that is no small feat.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
In fact, women used to bow down whenever they saw the Monarch.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
But for Meghan Markle, this practice is not easy.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
In fact, when he met Queen Elizabeth II for the first time, he was forced to learn in just a few minutes how to make a dignified curtsey in front of the Queen.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
A very fast learning process that then confused him: “I remember Harry and I were in the car, and he said: ‘OK, my grandmother is here, so we’re going to see her’. And I said, ‘Oh well, I love grannies.’ […] ‘But, do you know how to curtsey?'” he asked her.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
“I learned very quickly. Outside the house, we just practiced and went inside. […] I met him and obviously bowed down a lot.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
A gesture of deep respect that Meghan Markle also repeated in front of the Queen’s coffin.

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