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Old 07-10-2015, 04:27 PM
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At the Swedish wedding
The Crown Prince Couples of Denmark and Norway bowing and curtsying to Queen Mathilde. I see great friendships between the 5.
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Yes, very endearing. Queen Mathilde looks beautiful.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:49 PM
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The photo is lovely.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:06 AM
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It is a wonderful photo and Mathilde looks almost shy or slightly flustered or bashful that her friends honoured her by treating her like the Queen she now is, especially since she was flying solo.

I would speculate that having her friends courtsey and bow really brought home to her how big a step that is and they were there to show they cared. Since I can't find exactly where it came from(other than at Prince Carl Philip's wedding), I am going to speculate again and say that since there are no other guests in sight that they "ambushed" her with love before she stepped out and did the solo walk across the courtyard to the chapel as had Queen Margrethe and Sonja.

I think I have it right because on the way back Frederik escorted his mother Queen Margrethe who looked very fragile. Mathilde and Mary paired up on the much less formal walk back.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:15 AM
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At the Swedish wedding
The Crown Prince Couples of Denmark and Norway bowing and curtsying to Queen Mathilde
I see great friendships between the 5
http://frederiketmary.f.r.pic.center...12306193_n.jpg
I fail to see "the great friendship", to be honest. It is just an acknowledgement of her position and all others with a "higher" position were treated the same as Mathilde. It is great picture.
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:00 PM
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I fail to see "the great friendship", to be honest. It is just an acknowledgement of her position and all others with a "higher" position were treated the same as Mathilde. It is great picture.
Their giggling is the friendship. SInce not long ago she was "equal" to them. So it might feel a little silly whan you're close :P
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:20 AM
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The President of Kosovo curtseys (?) to the Queen yesterday.

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Old 07-16-2015, 07:38 AM
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Not an expert, but isn't that curtsey a bit odd?
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I fail to see "the great friendship", to be honest. It is just an acknowledgement of her position and all others with a "higher" position were treated the same as Mathilde. It is great picture.
Nonetheless, they have been personal friends to Mathilde for quite some time.

Personally, what I get from the picture is not so much a sense of "friendship", but rather that they are all slightly amused with the situation.
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The President of Kosovo curtseys (?) to the Queen yesterday.

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She was obliged to do it or she want to do it?
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:06 AM
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NO-ONE is 'obliged' to do it, it is ENTIRELY optional, so she must have wanted to do it.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:14 AM
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That thought me too.
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Not an expert, but isn't that curtsey a bit odd?
I thought the same thing.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:13 AM
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I firmly believe that Queen Elizbeth is an inspiration to many women who have worked hard to get where they are. When they actually meet her they are a little overwhelmed and I think a lot of them attempt a curtsey to show their personal admiration and respect.

On the other hand, it could just be that they feel the urge to look her in the eye when they shake hands.

But my money is on the first option for both Angelina Jolie and the President of Kosovo.
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Perhaps she has back-problems.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:37 AM
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A Lady who courtsey must bow her head or may she look an smile to the important Royal ?
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I thought the same thing.
I am not the only one in thinking this then... thanks
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Nonetheless, they have been personal friends to Mathilde for quite some time.

Personally, what I get from the picture is not so much a sense of "friendship", but rather that they are all slightly amused with the situation.
Same here. They all seem to be suppressing giggles!
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The President of Kosovo curtseys (?) to the Queen yesterday.

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...f0&oe=5613E65C
Hahaha! The Queen looks like she is helping her up from a fall. She must have landed on her bottom and is feeling for the bruise that is to come.
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Having been in the position of pulling off possibly the most inelegant of curtseys, I give them props for trying. Mine really was a close call!
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Having been in the position of pulling off possibly the most inelegant of curtseys, I give them props for trying. Mine really was a close call (at least I thought so)!
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