The ‘Duchess Slant’ and No Messy Bun! Meghan Markle Shows Off Royal Transformation Alongside Queen


Meghan Markle is ready for duchess life — pantyhose and all!

The new Duchess of Sussex joined Queen Elizabeth for their first solo outing together on Thursday, and Meghan showed off her recent style transformation. Just like she did during Prince Charles’ garden party celebration last month, the new royal opted for pantyhose instead of her usual bare legs. She also traded in her go-to messy bun for a straight and sleek style.

And while Meghan sometimes wheres pants on her royal outings (the Queen never wears slacks!), she made sure to wear a skirt for the important occasion.

Meghan has also taken on the “duchess slant.” While the duo watched a children’s dance performance, she implemented the distinctive move, in which the knees and ankles are clasped firmly tighter and the legs are slanted to the side, creating a flattering silhouette.

And the Queen obviously approved! The monarch had a huge smile on her face as the two chatted to each other during the event.

The unofficial term, first coined by Beaumont Etiquette, is named after Kate Middleton — the Duchess of Cambridge — and her now go-to pose. (Her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, was also a fan of the pose.)

It’s a pose Kate has struck many times before — most notably when she posed alongside Prince William at the Taj Mahal in 2016 in a photo that was very reminiscent of Diana’s iconic shot in 1992.

“Typically the ‘duchess slant’ is used when a lady has to sit for an extended amount of time while keeping poise and posture,” Myka Meier, royal etiquette expert and founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, told PEOPLE. “It is the perfect pose for when a camera is shooting directly in front of you …read more

Source:: People.com – Royal News

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