Kate Middleton is one of the most ladylike women we know.
Which is hardly surprising – being the Duchess of Cambridge instantly requires a certain level of grace and decorum, and the 34-year-old goes above and beyond in this department.
But have you ever noticed something interesting about the way Kate sits?
If you look closely, you’ll see that the mum-of-two often slants her legs in a particular way when she’s being photographed at official events – so much so, that her sitting position has now got it’s own name… ‘the Duchess slant’.
‘Typically, ‘the Duchess Slant’ is used when a lady has to sit for an extended amount of time while keeping poise and posture,’ royal etiquette expert Myka Meier recently told People.
‘It is the perfect pose for when a camera is shooting directly in front of you because by slightly slanting the knees to create a zig-zag effect when wearing a dress or skirt, your legs are angled so that the camera only shoots the sides of your legs and protects your modesty.’
Yep, makes sense! So, what do you need to know if you’d like to give the TDS a go yourself?
‘The Duchess Slant’ is one of the most elegant and flattering ways to sit, because it has a lengthening effect on the legs. The key with the technique is to square your shoulders straight ahead while maintaining perfect posture’, Meier added.
‘Keeping knees and ankles together at all times, position your legs so that you create a slant, angling your knees to the side. Hands should be folded one over the other and placed in your lap.’
And there you have it. Instant ladylike points (and no one seeing your knickers). WIN.