Meghan Markle recalls meeting Prince William, Kate Middleton

Meghan Markle was wearing a not-so-traditional outfit when she first met her future brother- and sister-in-law.

Markle, 41, revealed in the new Netflix series “Harry & Meghan” that she was wearing ripped jeans and was “barefoot” when she first met Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Sussex confessed that she didn’t know the royal “formality” happens behind closed doors, too.

“I started to understand that the formality on the outside carried through on the inside, that there is a forward-facing way of being and then you close the door and think, ‘OK we can relax now,’” Markle said. “But that formality carries over on both sides and that was surprising to me.”

“Even when Will and Kate came over and I was meeting her for the first time, I remember I was in ripped jeans, I was barefoot,” Markle admitted.

Meghan Markle was wearing ripped jeans and “barefoot” when she first met Prince William and Princess Kate.
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England.
There have been many reports of a rift between the two royal couples.
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She also shared that she has “always been a hugger” and didn’t know that hugging is “really jarring for a lot of Brits.”

There have been many reports that the two royal couples are at odds with each other.

In October, an excerpt of the book “Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor” by Valentine Low revealed that Harry turned down William’s attempt at reconciliation following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with ITV on their 2019 tour of South Africa.

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Prince Harry and Markle’s documentary dropped on Thursday with plenty of shocking revelations.
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The Duchess of Sussex confessed that she didn’t know the royal “formality” happens behind closed doors.
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Harry and Meghan were also seated separately from William and Kate during Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral — and the Prince and Princess of Wales’ children Charlotte, 7, and George, 9, separated the adults at the service.

Prince Harry and Markle’s documentary dropped on Thursday with plenty of shocking revelations aside from not understanding royal formalities — including that Harry learned some things about his future wife from the press and that their engagement interview was an “orchestrated reality show.”