The Palace trained Meghan Markle how to do one thing the royal way in order to avoid future scandals — and it is not something as big as it sounds. Before Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex by marrying Prince Harry, she had to learn a set of skills that would make her fit into the royal mold. That includes the proper way to sit.

According to royal expert Sophia Money-Coutts, the Palace immediately trained Meghan how to sit in public to avoid scandalous accidents. While sitting down is something normal people do however they like, it doesn’t work that way for the royals.

Referencing one of Meghan’s first outings with Prince William and Kate, Money-Coutts said it was the first proof that the Palace had already trained Meghan how to sit the royal way even before she married Prince Harry. “It was also the moment where we saw how Meghan had been trained by Palace insiders how to sit,” she said. “If you notice, in the pictures, Meghan is sitting with her ankles crossed, very demurely.”

The royal expert said that Meghan’s way of sitting that day clearly mimicked that of the Duchess of Cambridge, who sits with her ankles crossed and her hands on her knees. “It’s called a Cambridge cross or they do a thing called ‘The Duchess Slant’ which is they’ll be sitting but their legs will be angled together and neatly slanted away,” she said. “So they don’t flash their knickers, basically,” she added.

How to sit properly was just one of the many royal rules that Meghan had to learn before she became a royal. Even when she was still Prince Harry’s girlfriend, she was already taught to give precedence to Queen Elizabeth whenever they would enter a room together. She also learned long before she married Prince Harry that Monopoly is a forbidden board game in the Palace because of how royals tend to become vicious when playing it.

One year since becoming a royal, Meghan now seems to have already adjusted well to her new life. She is expecting her baby to come out before the month ends.

Meghan Markle Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, signs a book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family at New Zealand House on March 19, 2019, in London, England. Ian Vogler -WPA Pool/Getty Images