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Meghan Markle Took Tea Lessons Before Meeting the Queen

Caption: The American actress practised the art of tea-drinking a few months before meeting the Queen.  MEGHAN Markle was so nervous before meeting the Queen for the first time she rehearsed the etiquette of tea-drinking before the big day, it can be revealed.

An extract from Andrew Morton’s royal book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess claims Prince Harry’s future bride secretly prepared for her first meeting with the Queen a few months in advance. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had a whirlwind romance over the past 18 months or so, and will now tie the knot in a lavish ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19.

But before she could enjoy the big day, Meghan had one very important task to complete - meeting the inlays.

Before Ms Markle was whisked away in a Ford Galaxy to Buckingham Palace in a discreet first meeting with the Queen last October, it can now be revealed the former Suits star practised the skills she would need to impress her future grandmother-in-law.  Read more from EXPRESS.

Britian's Obession with Tea; the Queen will take her Tea first poured then Milk Thank you

Harrold the butler drinks tea

Caption: Butler Grant Harrold reveals that the Queen likes her tea made with tea in first not milk in first

Grant Harrold, 39, has been a butler for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and other senior members of the Royal family for several years.

But he has broken ranks for the first time to reveal that the Queen likes her tea made with tea in first (TIF) not milk in first (MIT) to make the perfect cuppa.

He told “I am sure the Queen enjoys her Assam or her Earl Grey the traditional way, made with tea leaves in a teapot and poured into a fine bone china teacup.

“She will also use a strainer. It is also a myth that members of Royalty use their pinky when drinking, I have never seen that happen once.”

Mr Harrold, known as "The Royal Butler”, is a former member of the Royal Household of their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and still resides on their Highgrove estate.

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He is also now known as the Defender of Etiquette and Britain's Official Etiquette Expert, both in the UK and around the world. He has spent 20 years learning and developing his passion for etiquette.

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