Meghan Markle’s royal curtsy has improved tremendously compared to the first time she did it at last year’s Christmas church service.

In the photo uploaded by People, Markle confidently bowed her head, clasped her hands and lowered into the right position as Queen Elizabeth II walked out of St. Mary Magdalene church and rode her car. Markle stood beside Prince Harry and Kate Middleton during today’s outing.

Last year, Markle and Middleton also stood beside each other in Sandringham. However, Markle was not an official royal yet at that time because she just got engaged to Prince Harry. Middleton took the lead in curtsying to Her Majesty and Markle followed suit.

This year, Markle curtsied a few seconds before Middleton did and proved that she no longer needed her guidance.

Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, explained the right way of doing a curtsy. She said that it should be subtle, but with a deeper and longer pause that shows respect and formality. The perfect curtsy involves placing one leg behind the other and bowing the head slightly while bending the knees.

Markle is also expected to curtsy to other senior royals like Prince Charles, Prince Philip and Camilla Parker Bowles. When Prince William becomes king, and Middleton becomes queen consort, the Duchess of Sussex would also have to curtsy to them.

In related news, Markle and Middleton also made headlines today after it was claimed that the duchesses have set aside their rifts in time for the holidays. The two women were seen smiling and chatting with each other on their way outside of the church on Tuesday morning.

Rhiannon Mills, a royal expert, predicted that Markle and Middleton would be “grinning and bearing it” when they step out in public during the church service. Even though Markle and Middleton may not be considered best friends, the two royals made it seem as though they are not really feuding with each other.

“Last year, of course, we saw all four of them… walking to church together and we had those really high hopes. We expect them to be the fab four, for them all to get on,” she told Express.

Meghan Markle Meghan Markle curtsied perfectly to Queen Elizabeth II on Christmas Day. Pictured: Markle speaks to well wishers after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. Photo: Getty Images/Stephen Pond