As anyone who’s ever watched The Crown will tell you (because that’s clearly real life), there are an infinite number of traditions and protocols and titles to remember when it comes to the royal family. Let alone the royal family at Christmas.
For 36-year-old Californian actress Meghan Markle, this year was her first Christmas with the royals, her soon-to-be in-laws. She met the whole family and debuted her first public curtsy to the Queen.
Oh, can you imagine the nerves?
Luckily, all went well and Markle’s soon to be husband, Prince Harry, 33, said the family “loved having her there”.
“It was fantastic, she really enjoyed it,” he said during guest editorship of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, The Telegraph reports.
He said he had to explain “plenty” of traditions but that Markle did “an amazing job”.