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Old 04-18-2017, 01:11 PM
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Thanks Lady Nimue, but since 5'10 inches is indeed closer to 6 feet than otherwise, so I don't think it was really an overstatement.
If you consider 5'10" as 'almost 6', then Victoria at 5'11" (in heels) is also 'almost 6'. Same difference, no difference.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:23 PM
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My point was that both women curtsy(ed) with perfection. With heels or without, a naturally very tall long legged woman executing something so tricky is even more admirable.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:41 PM
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My point was that both women curtsy(ed) with perfection. With heels or without, a naturally very tall long legged woman executing something so tricky is even more admirable.
Okay. But you do know that the absolutely best curtsy-er is the Countess of Wessex. Hands down. Just saying.

P.S. Catherine does a nice job, too.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:47 AM
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Hi Lady Nimue...I will have to look up the Countess of Wessex on youtube...I can't say I've noticed her curtsies!

Sadly I have to disagree about the Duchess of Cambridge. I find her quick, barely there little bobs among the least impressive and most awkward of all.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:53 PM
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Okay. You are probably a better judge than I am.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:42 PM
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Hi Lady Nimue...I will have to look up the Countess of Wessex on youtube...I can't say I've noticed her curtsies!

Sadly I have to disagree about the Duchess of Cambridge. I find her quick, barely there little bobs among the least impressive and most awkward of all.
I think people are overly impressed by the very low executed curtsies and seem to think the little bobs are clumsy and awkward. I think we have to remember that when The Queen was Princess Elizabeth, she too did very little bobs and has been said to not be impressed by very deep curtsies. In fact she's known to make fun of those who go too low. She surly did so to the late PM Margaret Thatcher.

Bows and curtsies are pretty much down to the comfort and liking to the person who's executing them.
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I like the overall effect...a flowing, graceful, well-executed dip. I agree that an exaggerated low curtsy looks silly and theatrical.

But from what I've seen, Kate Cambridge is simply not one of the better ones. She just seems awkward and self-conscious.

The best I have noticed are the two Swedish princesses(CP Victoria and Princess Madeleine), the late Diana Princess of Wales, HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg, Mary of Denmark and yes Lady Nimue is right about Sophie Wessex.

She seems born to it!

ETA: The less said about the late Lady Thatcher by me the better. But it doesn't surprise me one bit that she made a fool out of herself before the queen, attempting a grand curtsy!
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Catherine's curtsey is textbook. Her short 'bob' is reminiscent of HMQ with her curtsey.

I think a lot of royal women are influenced by movies and cinema, and their curtsey reflects this flair for the dramatic.

A proper curtsey, a woman should briefly bend the knees with one foot forward. The move should create a distinct bobbing movement, with the upper body kept straight and should be repeated when the member of the Royal family leaves.

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Old 04-19-2017, 02:59 PM
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One of the members of the BRF (maybe it's Autumn or one of the York girls) has a very weird leg position when they curtsey. It would probably be okay if they had a long dress on but it's odd when you can see the legs.

Diana did speed curtsies! lol

I sometimes wonder at the exaggerated slow type..perhaps a bit of insult intended when done as such.


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Old 04-19-2017, 03:01 PM
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I appreciate that you think the DoC's curtsy is "textbook" Rudolph but my opinion is that I have seen much, much better from several of her peers.

In one particularly awkward photo poor Kate's legs were turned out at angles and reminded me of a frog. Maybe she will grow into it with time like the Countess of Wessex.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:04 PM
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I liked Diana's, but to be honest a lot of those low curtsies are done to look cute. Nothing wrong with looking cute, but they can look painful at the same time. Us guys have it easy though. A quick bow of the head and done. None of it was meant to look like you're doing lunges in a gym.
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I get the distinct feeling that when I see someone do a very low, formal curtsy that I'm watching a scene out of The King and I. To me, it seems very overdone. The quick bobs of respect are perfect for me.

Then again, no matter what kind of curtsy I'd ever attempt, I'd end up flat on my face.
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I appreciate that you think the DoC's curtsy is "textbook" Rudolph but my opinion is that I have seen much, much better from several of her peers.

In one particularly awkward photo poor Kate's legs were turned out at angles and reminded me of a frog. Maybe she will grow into it with time like the Countess of Wessex.
A proper curtsey is rare. You're probably used to seeing it done wrong so many times, that it's difficult to recognise when done properly.

Bend the knees, back straight, and a distinct bob.
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I mean, if a lady like doing very deep curtsies, then do so, but one have to remember it's not meant to look like some exercise. It's just a quick bounce really. It appears that if you're greeting a senior royal or someone else, that person have to use alittle upper arm strength to pull you back up. It can get too dramatic and cute.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:39 PM
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I get the distinct feeling that when I see someone do a very low, formal curtsy that I'm watching a scene out of The King and I. To me, it seems very overdone. The quick bobs of respect are perfect for me.

Then again, no matter what kind of curtsy I'd ever attempt, I'd end up flat on my face.
Same here...I had to end ballet lessons as a girl because I simply grew too tall!
There is no way I'd manage a correct curtsey. My hats off to all the Royal ladies who have to execute them!
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Same here...I had to end ballet lessons as a girl because I simply grew too tall!

Same with Diana at 13.


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I can do the full, practically to the floor courtly curtseys, guess years of gymnastics help my balance. But when done in pants looks awkward as hell. Having long skirts back in the day made it look more graceful. I tested my theory in my grad dress, and a full skirted bridesmaid dress, seems true.

Honestly I don't mind either deep or shallow. As long as it is graceful. If you can't do a quick deep curtsey, a bob us a better choice.
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I like the overall effect...a flowing, graceful, well-executed dip. I agree that an exaggerated low curtsy looks silly and theatrical.

But from what I've seen, Kate Cambridge is simply not one of the better ones. She just seems awkward and self-conscious.

The best I have noticed are the two Swedish princesses(CP Victoria and Princess Madeleine), the late Diana Princess of Wales, HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg, Mary of Denmark and yes Lady Nimue is right about Sophie Wessex.

She seems born to it!

ETA: The less said about the late Lady Thatcher by me the better. But it doesn't surprise me one bit that she made a fool out of herself before the queen, attempting a grand curtsy!
lol @ Kate Cambridge - where did this come from??
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Well one day Kate will be Queen Consort and she won't have to worry about how well she curtesy anymore.
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If Charles is as long lived as the Queen then Kate may be well into her 50's (or early 60's) before that day ever arrives!


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