“There Is No Class”
In the Netflix docuseries ハリー & メーガン, the Duchess of Sussex described how unprepared she was to join the royal family — including not being sure how to curtsy, having to Google the British national anthem and not knowing what a “walkabout” だった.
メーガンは言った, “There is no class and some person who goes, ‘Sit like this, cross your legs like this, use this fork, don’t do this, curtsy then, wear this kind of hat.’ It doesn’t happen.”
The unnamed friend then told her that “Prince Haz” had asked about her — and Meghan was unfamiliar with the royal’s nickname.
“私は言った, ‘Who’s that?’ ” Meghan recalled.
Curtsying to the Queen
Meghan recalled that they were in the car on the way to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s home at the Royal Lodge when they learned that the Queen was there. When Harry asked if she knew how to curtsy, メーガン “thought it was a joke.”
“How do you explain that to people? How do you explain that you bow to your grandmother and that you would need to curtsy? Especially to an American. That’s weird,” ハリーは言った.
メーガンは言った, “今, I’m starting to realize this is a big deal. つまり, Americans will understand this. We have Medieval Times, dinner and tournament. It was like that.”
Googling the National Anthem
Meghan shared that she practiced the U.K.’s national anthem, “女王陛下万歳,” by finding the lyrics online.
The Royal Wave
Meghan said in the docuseries that she wasn’t directed to wave in any certain way, but she joked that she didn’t want to flail her hand “like an American.”
Working Out Walkabouts
In the third episode of the Netflix show, Meghan shared her puzzlement at a “walkabout,” the term for when members of the royal family greet well-wishers. 彼女は言いました, “I never saw pictures or videos of a walkabout. 好き, ‘What’s a walkabout?’ ”