Was It A Step Too Far? Meghan Markle's Laidback Pose Is Criticized By Etiquette Expert

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have always been hailed as a unique couple, who are setting a royal style that is less formal and more relaxed.

The expectant parents, who are presently on their first royal tour, are notable for breaking royal rules as they have been seen taking pictures and sharing emotional embraces with their fans. 

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Was It A Step Too Far? Meghan Markle's Laidback Pose Is Criticized By Etiquette Expert

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However, Meghan seemed to have crossed the line when she adopted an unprofessional posture at their visit to Courtenay Creative in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Duchess, who was elegantly dressed in a white mini tuxedo-style dress, always had one or both hands in her pocket.

Was It A Step Too Far? Meghan Markle's Laidback Pose Is Criticized By Etiquette Expert

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This gesture, according to etiquette expert William Hanson, is unprofessional and a bad casual move. William mentioned that, for a royal on an official engagement, Meghan's pose was way too relaxed no matter how informal she and her husband like to appear.
 
However, he termed her wrong gesture as a small blip that should be duly corrected to avoid recurrences.

Was It A Step Too Far? Meghan Markle's Laidback Pose Is Criticized By Etiquette Expert

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Looking into the most probable reason why Meghan had her hands in her pocket, body language expert Judi James opines that Meghan's pose was primarily fashion inspired.

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She revealed that the common reason for such gesture is usually anxiety related. However, for a woman with so much confidence as Meghan, fear does not fit in.

The 37-year-old soon-to-be-mom adopted the posture on an official visit to Courtenay Creative, alongside her husband, to celebrate the city's buzzing art scene.

Was It A Step Too Far? Meghan Markle's Laidback Pose Is Criticized By Etiquette Expert

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The couple was welcomed by two Lord Of The Rings' Uruk Hai orc soldiers as they made their way into the room marked with a sea of crazy colors, sequins and Halloween costumes.

New Zealand’s Maggie Marilyn designed Meghan's white tuxedo dress.

Was It A Step Too Far? Meghan Markle's Laidback Pose Is Criticized By Etiquette Expert

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The mini double breasted dress was sleeveless and flared out into an A-line shape from the cinched waist, with inside pockets on both sides, which Meghan frequently put to use.

Perhaps the new Royal's gesture was an oversight!

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