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Monday 24th February 2020

Meghan tells woman not to curtsy in awkward exchange

Fans were in awe of the Duchess' sweet response

The Duchess of Sussex sweetly told a woman not to curtsy to her during the One Young World Summit opening ceremony last night.

Meghan attended the event and was greeted by cheers as she made her entrance.

As she walked out, the Duchess put her arms out to hug founder Kate Robertson but instead Kate went in for a formal greeting.

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The moment saw Kate curtsy as Meghan hugged her.

Laughing off the awkward exchange, Meghan insisted on hugging Kate and wrapped her arms around her.

Fans soon took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the moment, with many praising Meghan for being "natural" and "warm".

One person said: "I love how the host tried to curtesy but Meghan was like nah, I want a hug."

Another wrote: "This moment when Princess Meghan wanted a hug instead of a curtsy is why she will always be my fav."

A third tweeted: "I love how Meghan goes in for the hug but the other lady has to curtsy first and they sort of collide! It's so cute!"

Meghan looked stunning at the event last night, wearing a recycled Aritzia purple dress she sported during her pregnancy with Archie.

She was a guest honour at the opening ceremony of the event, which brings together 2,000 young people from more than 190 countries.

I love how Meghan goes in for the hug but the other lady has to curtsy first and they sort of collide!

Her appearance comes after she revealed the struggles of press scrutiny during an ITV documentary - Meghan and Harry: An African Journey - with her husband Prince Harry.

She said: "You’ve got to thrive, you’ve got to feel happy. And I think I really tried to adopt the British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I’ve tried but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging.

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"I never thought this would be easy. But I thought it would be fair and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile.

"But I do just take each day as it comes."

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