Meghan Markle
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watches the sitting volley ball competition on day 2 of the Invictus Games 2020 at Zuiderpark on April 17, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images


  • Meghan Markle was accused of lying about not knowing how to curtsy
  • A video of Markle doing a "perfect curtsy" as her character in "Suits" emerged online
  • Markle and Prince Harry have been slammed as "dishonest" following their Netflix docuseries

Footage of Meghan Markle pulling off a "perfect" curtsy in the series "Suits" has resurfaced following her claims in her and Prince Harry's Netflix docuseries that she didn't know how to do one.

In "Harry & Meghan," which was released earlier this month, the 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex poked fun at her initial attempt to show respect to Queen Elizabeth II while recalling her first meeting with Prince Harry's grandmother after they began dating in 2016.

"We were in the car and we were going to the Royal Lodge for lunch, and he [Harry] was like, 'Oh, my grandmother is here, she's gonna be there after church,'" Markle shared, before adding that Prince Harry then asked her if she knew how to "curtsy."

She said she initially thought Prince Harry, 38, was only "joking" about her curtsying to his grandmother but later realized that it was a "big deal."

Prince Harry chimed in, saying, "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."

Markle then reenacted her exaggerated curtsy on their interview couch, bowing her head and spreading her arms wide. While Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank, and Sarah, Duchess of York told her she did "great," Markle admitted she "didn't know what I was doing" at the time.

But a newly resurfaced clip of the duchess showed her curtsying as her character Rachel Zane in "Suits" Season 2, episode 6, which aired years before she met Prince Harry.

Royal enthusiast EmilieHRH posted the clip on her Instagram page, and in the caption, the user accused Markle of lying about not knowing how to curtsy in the docuseries and during her interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.

"Here she is on @suitspeacock a few years ago executing a curtsy perfectly. This only proves she knew well how to curtsy long before she met Harry - this season was filmed in 2010. So her whole BS on Netflix about curtsying to the [Queen Elizabeth] was just a mockery," the user wrote in the caption.

"I don't understand why she has a need to lie about such silly things. There are so many lies and inconsistencies. It's just disturbing. Does she think that her dating the Queen's grandson for over a year, but not bothering to look up how to curtsy makes her look good? No, it makes her look ignorant and uncultured," the royal watcher wrote.

The clip also sparked criticism from other royal fans and pundits, including British broadcaster and former politician Nigel Farage, who called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "two of the most dishonest people to ever walk the face of the earth."

"She knew absolutely everything about curtsying. [She's] done it before yet more lies. Yes, outright lies that's what they [Prince Harry and Markle] specialize in," Farage said in the video posted on Twitter.

"Meghan Markle had no problem doing a curtsy here but claimed on Netflix she had no idea how to. Blaming the royal family for not showing her this stuff. Wonder why so many dislike her. Endless lies," one online user wrote.

But other social media users defended Markle, pointing out that she was only making fun of herself.

"The context has been deliberately edited out, which makes clear that Meghan Markle is mocking her own fumbling attempts at a curtsy, not the Queen," NBC News writer Benjamin Ryan wrote.

Another user said, "I watched the Netflix special expecting to hate Meghan Markle. It was the exact opposite. Her demonstration of 'her curtsy' was clearly her making fun of herself [because Prince Harry] waited until the last minute to ask her if she knew how. The negativity you hold shapes the reality you create."

"As an American, I completely understood what she was saying. It was absolutely tongue-in-cheek. We don't curtsy to anyone here. Literally no one so the thought of curtsying to someone in real life takes your mind to fairy tale times, not 2022. It's just not part of our reality so, in that aspect, I get what she was saying," another person commented.

Markle previously revealed during her and Prince Harry's 2021 interview with Winfrey that she didn't know she had to curtsy in front of the Queen. She said she was surprised that she'd have to do the royal protocol, considering that the monarch was her partner's grandmother.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on June 03, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. Karwai Tang/WireImage