Queen Elizabeth II has to wait for years until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son could bow down to her.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just welcomed their firstborn in May. Many are already wondering when Archie will start bowing down to the Queen.

The royal family has a tradition that requires everyone to bow or curtsy when meeting the monarch. Even the senior members of the royal family do this. Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry bow down when they see Queen Elizabeth II. Kate Middleton and Markle curtsy when they encounter the monarch.

According to one of the Queen’s former courtiers, Her Majesty is actually pretty “relaxed” about people bowing in her presence, so Archie can take his time.

“There is this sort of myth that comes from the annals of time that says whenever a member of the royal family went past, you did a curtsy or a bow,” Dickie Arbiter explained.

“But there is no hard and fast rule, and if you can’t do it or don’t feel comfortable doing it or don’t want to do it that’s fine; it doesn’t mean that you hold the queen in any less respect and you won’t be sent to the Tower.”

According to Town and Leisure, a royal child is expected to bow or curtsy when he or she turns 5 years old. If true, Prince George has been bowing to the Queen for over a year. Prince William and Middleton’s eldest son just turned 6 years old last month.

Meanwhile, Archie is expected to have a more relaxed relationship with Her Majesty compared to Prince George, because he is further down the line of succession to the throne. According to E! News royal correspondent Melanie Bromley, the Queen is closer to Prince Harry for the same reason.

Queen Elizabeth II is more lenient to the Duke of Sussex because he is unlikely to become king one day. Meanwhile, her relationship with Prince William is “half family and half business” because he is the future king.

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Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on Nov. 30, 2017, in Chichester, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Stuart C. Wilson