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Old 07-19-2017, 02:10 PM
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Princess Charlotte dropping a curtsey like a Boss

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Old 07-19-2017, 02:31 PM
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:50 PM
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Just too cute!


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Old 07-19-2017, 04:20 PM
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Oh that is too adorable.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:44 PM
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No, Beatrice and Eugenie are princesses of the blood royal, HRH's alike their aunt and uncles. And a reverence is always optional, never an obligation. For me -a conservative royalist- curtsies better should be abolished. I found it very awkward to see a royalborn Anne going through her knees for the girl-next-door.

Reverences worked since ladies like Sofía, Frederika, Joséphine-Charlotte, etc. were princesses of the blood royal themselves. These times are over. It was equally awkward to see former newsreader Letizia going through her knees for former banker Máxima. Then it has become a vaudeville, a part of the "oh yes, let us pretend I am higher born and you go down the knees for me"-play.

Better do it like Wimbledon: end the circus. I love traditions but these need to have a real meaning. What is next? The Princess Royal going down her knees for a former waitress from Kristiansand?
What a condescending mentality. That girl next door and former banker are Queens or their respective countries meaning they deserve a curtsy more than Anne. The entire thing is a vaudeville show no matter whose blood is "more blue "
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:15 PM
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Oh, that is too cute! Charlotte is a little pro already.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:18 AM
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No, Beatrice and Eugenie are princesses of the blood royal, HRH's alike their aunt and uncles. And a reverence is always optional, never an obligation. For me -a conservative royalist- curtsies better should be abolished. I found it very awkward to see a royalborn Anne going through her knees for the girl-next-door.

Reverences worked since ladies like Sofía, Frederika, Joséphine-Charlotte, etc. were princesses of the blood royal themselves. These times are over. It was equally awkward to see former newsreader Letizia going through her knees for former banker Máxima. Then it has become a vaudeville, a part of the "oh yes, let us pretend I am higher born and you go down the knees for me"-play.

Better do it like Wimbledon: end the circus. I love traditions but these need to have a real meaning. What is next? The Princess Royal going down her knees for a former waitress from Kristiansand?
I'm speechless to the sheer snobbery of your post. You know this is 2017 and mixing royal blood lines, as in the past, is genetically a NO NO?

By all means lets end once and for all bowing and curtsying:-

1. This is 2017, and

2. This practice should be obsolete in democratic countries independently if they are a republic or a constitutional monarchy.

More importantly lets end it, not because a former newsreader, a former banker and a lawyer (Mary) are not good enough to be queens, but because this custom denotes servilism and should be obsolete in today's European's societies.

And while discussing obsolete, lets also end the practice of some European countries of giving countless "flower bouquets" to royals ending up in the rubbish bin whilst the flower industry in Europe keeps sucking up water resources it can no longer be sustainable by the planet.

You may be stuck in the 1800/1900. The rest of us moved on.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:48 AM
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Well her shoulders were not square and a REAL lady has a much deeper dip.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:46 AM
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Curtsey from Queen Anna Maria Princess then to...

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And Princess Eirini to Queen Anna Maria

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Old 07-23-2017, 03:01 PM
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Spanish kisses

Prince Charles gives King Felipe a double kiss and head bob when they meet.
Camilla gives a kiss and curtsy to each.



I notice too that Prince Philip gives His Majesty a head bob. No so for Queen Letizia who is of the same rank as he. See time frame 5:00.

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Old 07-31-2017, 12:06 PM
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Prime Minister Theresa May curtsey in Belgium to Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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Old 07-31-2017, 12:53 PM
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Nice to see the Prime Minister curtsey to members of the royal family
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:55 PM
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However, yesterday, when she met King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, she bowed only rather than curtsying. Well, it is still better than nothng, I guess.
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I wouldn't expect the British PM to curtsey to foreign royals. It's right she did for Charles, William and Catherine though.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:13 PM
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She only curtsey to the Queen and members of the British royal family. She didn't curtsey to Felipe and Letizia either.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:23 PM
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I wouldn't expect the British PM to curtsey to foreign royals. It's right she did for Charles, William and Catherine though.
If the princesses of the United Kingdom curtsy to foreign kings (remember Anne at the Spanish state visit ?), why shouldn't the PM, who is far lower in precedence ? I don't want to have an argument about that though.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:23 PM
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Not only British princes and princesses. I have a VHS tape from the late 80's early 90's done by a British documentary film maker who visited the Palace of Laeken to interview then King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola. (Baudouin: A King for Europe)

He presented the deepest, most reverent bow to their late Majesties when he met them.

Perhaps he was better mannered than Ms. May.
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Did Hilary Clinton ever curtsey to a royal? It makes sense for PM May to curtsey to her own royals but it makes no sense ( at least to me) for her to curtsey to royals from a foreign country.
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Yeah but we are Americans and we generally don't do that whole curtesy thing anyway. It's not a custom found in a Republic.



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Why on earth should the British PM curtsey to foreign royals? Many of the other heads of states/governments and their spouses doesn't bow/curtsey to royals (not even to the QEII).
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