'Meghan's American bestie knew too': Duchess of Sussex trolled after Serena William’s curtsy clip surfaces

'Meghan's American bestie knew too': Duchess of Sussex trolled after Serena William’s curtsy clip surfaces
Meghan Markle blasted over Serena William’s curtsy clip (Toby Melville and Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA: Meghan Markle has apparently been receiving online backlash for claiming she thought curtseying to Queen Elizabeth II was a "joke" as a video of her friend Serena Williams performing a curtsy to the late Monarch surfaced online.

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The Duchess of Sussex, 41, in her Netflix docuseries ‘Harry & Meghan’ mentioned that she thought her husband Harry was joking when he asked her to perform a curtsy to the late Monarch, during her first meeting with Queen Elizabeth in 2017. "I remember in the car driving up and he [Harry] said, 'You know how to curtsy right?'" Meghan told viewers. "And I just thought it was a joke."

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Reflecting on the former ‘Suits’ star’s claims, a TikTok user shared an old video of the retired tennis ace, 41, performing a curtsy for Queen Elizabeth when the monarch visited the 2010 Wimbledon Championships in London. The user also slammed Meghan for disrespecting the British culture while writing "Shocking! Even Meghan's American bestie Serena knew how to curtsy to the queen. No excuses please!"

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The video soon garnered immense social media attention with one user saying, “MM thought all this in docuseries about her curtsying, etc would have the woke crowd support her, but it's backfired real hard.” “Meghan Markle revealed FERGIE taught her how to curtsy before she met the Queen. why did everyone forget this part of the Oprah interview?????” said the second user while the third said “haay...used to love Meghan😏 that curtsy story of hers was really unbelievable. Unless yeah she lived in the mountains or something.” Another user said “Megan’s exaggerated curtsy In the docuseries was hysterical!! Love her 👏👏👏”

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022 in New York City. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is the keynote speaker during the United Nations General assembly to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day where the 2020 U.N. Nelson Mandela Prize will be awarded to Mrs. Marianna Vardinogiannis of Greece and Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, in her Netflix docuseries ‘Harry & Meghan’ mentioned that she thought her husband Prince Harry was joking when he asked her to perform a curtsy to the late Monarch(Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Despite the backlash, a number of TikTok users stood up in Meghan’s defense. “Ahhh Meghan’s point wasn’t that she had to curtsy to the queen in public/formal events but in private. As in meeting your boyfriends grandma… and they probably rehearsed in the car so that she could do it almost perfectly,” wrote one user with another adding “Meghan could've been extremely nervous and forgotten things, remember yall this is a world leader”

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Meghan performed a number of public curtsies to Queen Elizabeth II during her lifetime, first during a Christmas service in 2017, then again at her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, England. She performed her last curtsy to the queen in September 2022, when her coffin left Westminster Abbey in London for St George's Chapel.

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