These poses are thought to be very purposeful: each of the positions that the Queen, Meghan and Kate tend to arrange their bodies in while seated are elegant and protect their modesty from low camera angles.
That’s according to royal etiquette expert Myka Meier, who talks Yahoo UK through the four positions that the key females in the Royal Family regularly use in video series ‘The Royal Story’.
You’ll likely recognise the Queen’s pose. The 93-year-old monarch has adopted the same seated position for decades.
She locks her knees and ankles together – “as if tied with a rubber band,” says Meier – and puts one hand over the other or clasps her typically-gloved hands in her lap. Her shoulders are pulled back and her back straight.
You might also be familiar with Meghan’s signature pose: the ‘Sussex Slant’ as it’s been dubbed.
The 38-year-old tends to cross one knee over the other, while seated, with her ankles locked together.