The focus of the royal wedding was mostly on stunning Princess Eugenie and her now-husband, Jack Brooksbank, there was one very special guest who demands attention everywhere she goes: Queen Elizabeth.
And despite it being Eugenie’s wedding, the royals must always follow tradition.
Which means that after they had said “I do” and guests prepared to leave St. George’s Chapel, the Queen led the way, and Eugenie and Jack curtseyed to Her Majesty.
This was not unexpected – even family must always curtsey to their Queen, and the same thing happened at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – but there was one element that caught people’s attention.
Princess Eugenie’s sophisticated curtsey (wait until the end to see it in all its glory).
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The royal has been performing the move for her whole life, so it makes sense that she knows how to get it right, but that didn’t stop fans calling it “the most beautiful curtsey”. In fact, social media was awash with praise for the newlywed.
A fanfare, performed by State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry, is played, followed by the National Anthem. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/pea3bYc5KN
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 12, 2018
There was uproar earlier this year when wedding watchers believed Meghan Markle had failed to curtsey to the Queen, but it turned out that cameras had failed to catch the moment.
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The video footage from the service later revealed that she had performed the dutiful gesture. The Duke of Sussex can be seen bowing forward. But, her curtsy was much less obvious due to the size of her dress and the overhead camera angle.
It’s believed the Duchess of Sussex has been working on her curtsey in recent months. Pictures of her at the royal wedding revealed that she confidently bowed for the monarch with the rest of the family.