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Old 04-07-2006, 12:53 AM
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Who Said Chivalry Was Dead?

I thought it would be nice to share stories and pictures of royal men displaying chvalry. For those that do not know what it means the simple meaning of it is; being a gentleman. I'll start us off with these pictues.

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Old 04-07-2006, 12:58 AM
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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia:

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Old 04-07-2006, 01:33 AM
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HM the King Juan Carlos is such a ladies man, and I mean no disrespect by that..he remids me of a Rhett Butler type fellow.

He is forever kissing ladies hands..such chivalry indeed!

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Old 04-07-2006, 09:57 AM
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HM the King Juan Carlos is such a ladies man, and I mean no disrespect by that..he remids me of a Rhett Butler type fellow.

He is forever kissing ladies hands..such chivalry indeed!

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both him and Queen Sofia are very "touchable" people, they like to kiss, hug and touch people
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:41 AM
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In several Southern European countries isn't it a common custom for men to kiss a woman's hand? (like a handshake). I've seen Jacques Chirac do so often on foreign visits, as well as male guests kissing Queen Sofia and CP Letizia's hands at official gatherings when they greet guests.

I remember one of my friends, who spent a year on exchange in France, said that it was quite common to kiss someone on the cheek as a form of greeting and goodbye.
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:37 PM
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It may be quite common, but it's not necissarily done. It's very "old school" for men. It's called "manners" when one is growing up, and "chivarly" when men get older. For example: holding open a door or opening a door for a women, assisting her while she is getting out or in, letting her go first, kissing her hand in greeting or farewell, ect. All this is "old school" mannerisms.
Now a days, women are so independent, they do not let men assist them, and men have let mannerisms go by the wayside. And as women, we tend to teach our daughters to be independent. "Open your own door, don't wait for a man to do it or you'll be standing there forever".
I'm glad to see that some people still have this "chivarly". I would love to see more people with it now a days.
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:11 PM
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Here are two of Charles helping Camilla...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...sen/liboat.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...en/isscil7.jpg

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both him and Queen Sofia are very "touchable" people, they like to kiss, hug and touch people
I know, & I find that really endearing :)

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Old 04-29-2006, 08:48 AM
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carl philip had to help his sister madeleine when the wind made her skirt do a marylin monroe
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King Carl Gustav of Sweden helping his wife Queen Silvia to get down from a carriage in his 60th birthday celebrations
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:34 AM
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source: TVE (caption), originally posted by agm for TRF

This is Xavi, one of the Barça players who kissed Queen Sofia's hand at the final of the UEFA Champions League of this year
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It may be quite common, but it's not necissarily done. It's very "old school" for men. It's called "manners" when one is growing up, and "chivarly" when men get older. For example: holding open a door or opening a door for a women, assisting her while she is getting out or in, letting her go first, kissing her hand in greeting or farewell, ect. All this is "old school" mannerisms.
Now a days, women are so independent, they do not let men assist them, and men have let mannerisms go by the wayside. And as women, we tend to teach our daughters to be independent. "Open your own door, don't wait for a man to do it or you'll be standing there forever".
I'm glad to see that some people still have this "chivarly". I would love to see more people with it now a days.
Thank you for sharing your opinion. For me personally I don't expect anything from a man but when one goes out of his way for me (excluding my husband of course) I have a momentary feeling of awkwardness but then get a rush of gratitude because such actions are so rare nowadays. I'm not even sure if chivalrous is the right word because there are times I will go out of my way to hold a door open for a person with children or packages. Nonetheless I love the photos and am always amazed when a highborn person goes out of her or his way for a commoner :)
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Hand kissing seems to be a 'trademark' of King Juan Carlos. It's very charming :)

King Juan Carlos pays tribute to fallen soldiers | The Trinidad Guardian
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Empress Michiko Pictures - King Juan Carlos And Queen Sofia Of Spain Visit Japan - Day2 - Zimbio
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The Greek King Constantine does so too.

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Great photo. Was that from the Swedish Royal Wedding?
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King Albert giving his coat to Queen Beatrix.
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Prince Charles and Letizia:

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Letizia looks positively smitten in the second picture. Thank you for sharing.

William holding an umbrella for Catherine as they're walking from the church service to mark Prince Philip's 90th birthday.

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Gotta love a gentleman :-)
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