Can we give the new Duchess a break please?
Today in petty royal news, it appears Meghan Markle has caused a stir for the way she chose to sit at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards ceremony. Instead of lounging in the signature "duchess slant" (more on that later), she crossed her legs at the knees while sitting with Prince Harry, the Queen, and other attendees at the event yesterday.
She also did it while posing for a photo afterwards.
The Duchess of Sussex made a stunning appearance in a blush Prada skirt set, but some viewers still spoke out on social media to critique her sitting style.
So why all the fuss? There's no written formal rule stating women in the royal family are banned from crossing their legs while sitting. However, the critics were likely expecting to see Markle in the "duchess slant," a typical sitting pose for women in the royal family which was coined after Megan's sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.