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Old 06-24-2016, 05:37 PM
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The Infanta Cristina curtsies to Queen Beatrix .

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_4PNhOmREX7M/Sv...wh8/img097.jpg

Curtsy for Infanta Elena

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The late Duchess of Alba curtsies to the Infanta Elena

http://www.mujerhoy.com/pic.aspx/?im...7403.jpg&w=651


Crown Princess Mary curtsies to Queen Sofia

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Old 06-24-2016, 05:58 PM
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Saw the Young Norwegian Royal girls curtsying to people at one of the Jubilee events.Is that a common Custom of theirs?
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:02 PM
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Saw the Young Norwegian Royal girls curtsying to people at one of the Jubilee events.Is that a common Custom of theirs?
It isn't. It was Maud Angelica, I actually noticed it myself when watching the broadcast and remembered that I've seen it once before. I am not sure why she keeps doing it, but it could be that she forgets herself when she meets the first non-royal at an occasion, as she will have curtsied when meeting her grandparents, aunt and uncle earlier the same day.
It could also be a thing she does as a mark of respect towards older people, but no, it is not a Norwegian custom to randomly curtsy, and it is generally only done towards royalty, or at occasions where you might ask someone to dance formally (with just a small bob) and similar settings.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:12 PM
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Curtsies for the Spanish Royal Family

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Princess Letizia curtsies to the King of Greece

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The Princess of Hanover curtsies to Queen Elizabeth

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It isn't. It was Maud Angelica, I actually noticed it myself when watching the broadcast and remembered that I've seen it once before. I am not sure why she keeps doing it, but it could be that she forgets herself when she meets the first non-royal at an occasion, as she will have curtsied when meeting her grandparents, aunt and uncle earlier the same day.
It could also be a thing she does as a mark of respect towards older people, but no, it is not a Norwegian custom to randomly curtsy, and it is generally only done towards royalty, or at occasions where you might ask someone to dance formally (with just a small bob) and similar settings.
Ingrid Alexandra did a fairly deep one also.I would not think forgetting herself would be a valid excuse for her.
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:40 AM
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A garden party guest curtsies to GD Maria Teresa:
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... and a bow for HGD Stéphanie:
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A megastar shows perfect manners in all hectic: http://cdn.imageupper.com/s02imageup...62287466_1.jpg
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Britain's new PM curtseys to the Queen today.

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I haven't seen a deep curtsy like that since Thatcher.
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Its not her first curtseys to the Queen,but thankfully the new PM left her leather boots at home this time round!

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Its not her first curtseys to the Queen,but thankfully the new PM left her leather boots at home this time round!

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...2_3218517b.jpg
Yes I know, but today's curtsy was much deeper.
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I seem to recall an interview with Zara sometime back when she discussed learning to curtsey from her mother and said that was where she learned to curtsey correctly- she lamented that so few knew how to do it properly. I would imagine the Princess Royal would know how to do it properly
An article also stated that Louise learnt to curtsey by practicing to do so to a statue of Queen Victoria at Sandringham. I am sure the Windsor daughters are taught from a very young age how to pull of the perfect curtsey.

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Bowing and Curtseying

Do the taller ladies curtsy lower so their head is below the Queen's? (Like Diana for example. She curtsied so low her knee almost touched the ground.)
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:56 AM
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I would think traditionally yes. The point of a curtsey was to lower yourself below the eyes of the monarch. Bit harder when you are taller.

Boys have it so much easier, a bowed head is pretty hard to mess up

James though looks a tad odd, perhaps because he is the only one bowing. His parents, Louise and even Harry look a bit bemused at his bow at trooping
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Its meant to be a short bob, a curtsy. Thatcher was said to curstsy very low, which some thought was a sign of her not knowing how to behave...It is meant to show respect but not obeisance
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Yet there are members of the royal family who curtsey low, Zara does, and they surely know what is proper. And I would think Thatcher would have been well instructed on how to act.

Yes, deep curtsey is not expected, a curtsey at all is not required now a days (traditional would be to be lower than the eyes, but traditions change). It is not a social faux paux, or showing a lack of understanding, to curtsey low. Simply old-fashioned.
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Is Mrs May holding herself to the fauteuil while lowering herself down? She seems so close to the furniture that her left knee almost touches it while making a curtsey. The leopard spots on her shoes are a remarkable sartorial choice for the event. Not sure Mrs Thatcher would ever done that. ;-)
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Is Mrs May holding herself to the fauteuil while lowering herself down? She seems so close to the furniture that her left knee almost touches it while making a curtsey. The leopard spots on her shoes are a remarkable sartorial choice for the event. Not sure Mrs Thatcher would ever done that. ;-)

Oh I do hope we are not going to start commenting on her clothes.


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Old 07-14-2016, 05:03 AM
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Oh I do hope we are not going to start commenting on her clothes.
We should devote as much time and space to commenting on the current Prime Minister's clothes as was devoted to the clothes worn by Mr Cameron, Mr Brown, Mr Blair, Mr Major, Mr Callaghan, Mr Wilson, Mr Heath, etc.

OTOH, part of me wants to suggest a thread for discussing the fashion and style of style of politicians because Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn alone could provide us with hours of entertainment.
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