The royal family is held in the highest regard by people in the United Kingdom and other countries around the world, so as you probably already know there are some rules that are to be followed when meeting a member of the monarchy.
While commoners aren't obligated to follow any of the rules, some people do it anyway for the sake of tradition out of respect for the Queen and her family. However, if you are a member of the family, there are very specific guidelines about how to act.
While some of the rules are put in place for some very logical reasons (heirs to the throne have to travel separately in case of an accident), there are a few that are just very archaic and weird. For instance, during a dinner event, when the Queen stops eating, everyone else must follow suit.
The rules are often based on Order of Precedence, the hierarchy of the royal family, so they're not the same for everyone, which makes matters a little more complicated for someone like Meghan Markle, who will be marrying into the family this spring.
The actress and her fiance, Prince Harry, have already broken protocol a number of times, including spending Christmas at Sandringham with the Queen. This honor is usually reserved for the Queen's immediate family members and their spouses.
Meghan was said to have bonded well with the family over the holidays and even joined the royals on their walk to church on Christmas morning. However, those who were closely watching her moves noticed that there was one thing she failed to do correctly in front of the Queen, and now she's been shamed for it.
So what did Meghan do wrong?