Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece Has This Warning for Meghan Markle After the Duchess Breaks Protocol
Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, who like Meghan Markle married into the royal family, had this warning about what the duchess needs to forget about and stay away from.
Earlier this week, while attending the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, Markle had her legs tilted to her right in the proper stance that Kate Middleton often sits in — it is dubbed the “Duchess Slant.” However, viewers pointed out that at one point she crossed her legs, which is considered a big no-no.
While some social media users expressed outrage calling the crossing of her legs “disrespectful,” others didn’t think Queen Elizabeth II was that concerned with it given that Markle is still learning the way of the royals. Plus, it certainly could have been just an accident and she may not have even realized she was doing it.
Just last week, the duchess was slammed as well for apparently breaking protocol at the Royal Ascot. Onlookers noticed that she turned her back while sitting next to Her Majesty to talk to someone else, also a no-no.
Following the reports of Markle not being able to grasp all the rules so quickly, comes a warning from another royal. Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, who is married to Pavlos Crown Prince of Greece, spoke to the French magazine Paris Match and named something else that Harry’s wife cannot do.
“She will have to move away from the world of celebrities, and Hollywood, to quietly join that of other stars: the Royal Family,” the outspoken princess said.
Marie-Chantal also met her husband on a blind date just as the former Suits star and Harry did, and like Markle she was not born a royal but married one. Therefore, she should know as well as anyone what an adjustment it can be for the Duchess of Sussex.
“She is lucky to have a modern and sensitive man at her side. Harry will be there to guide her,” Marie-Chantal told the publication, adding that she knows the duchess “will have the support of everyone to succeed” and “cannot wait to see how Meghan’s role will evolve.”
Before she married Prince Harry, Markle received “princess-in-training” lessons so she would be more equipped as to how things are done in the royal family. She learned everything from proper British table etiquette, since it’s different from how Americans dine, to how to curtsy and address other royals.
Some of her most important training though was the life-saving tactics she was taught by elite military ops in the event that she is ever kidnapped. The intense VIP hostage training is also something the Duchess of Cambridge had to go through before she married Prince William.
“When you are part of the royal family, suddenly, you become a victim for ISIS, for a terrorist group, for a kidnapping,” terrorism expert Robert Strang told Inside Edition and Markle being an American makes her even more of a target. Some of what she learned included how to cope mentally and physically, how to alert authorities and loved ones, and how to stay alive in such a situation.