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Old 10-27-2017, 06:07 AM
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When I remember the deep curtsey from Princess Mathilde and Princess Maxima at the last Thailand Glittering Event.
Now it is the Royal Family who cutsey the Consort Queens
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:12 AM
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Not all of the Princesses performed the curtsey to Queen Sofia. Was it because she no longer Queen Consort? As I remember once a monarch, always a monarch.
My interpretation is that's because Sofia insisted on kissing everyone. Both Princess Sirindhorn and the last lady in line both started curtseying but Sofia bent forward to kiss them while the lady in the back did a deep curtsey.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:45 AM
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It seems the British has a different curtsey style? They usually places their right leg behind the left leg (like Sophie's), while the others just put their right leg backward (see Marie's).

It looks quite difficult to balance to me
I am amazed at Sophie's ability to curtsey. I would literally fall down.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:32 AM
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It's practice really, just practice.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:13 PM
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Practice indeed. Actually, I some of those royals who curtsey put their left leg behind their right. I kept wondering what was different and then the penny dropped. I think it comes down to which is your dominant hand, right or left.

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Old 10-27-2017, 10:04 PM
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My interpretation is that's because Sofia insisted on kissing everyone. Both Princess Sirindhorn and the last lady in line both started curtseying but Sofia bent forward to kiss them while the lady in the back did a deep curtsey.
That was my reasoning as well. Clearly Sofia is rather close to the family, so it was less formal and she made it hard for the princesses to curtsey to her while she was embracing/kissing them at the same time.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:36 PM
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Prime Minister Theresa May curtsies to The Duke of Cambridge.

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Danish royals arriving to the Reformation 500th anniversary event. Typically the Danish royal ladies perform a deep curtsy to Queen Margrethe. Yesterday I noticed that CP Frederik and Prince Joachim do not appear to bow to their mother and that Princess Benedikte does not curtsy to her sister. QM is in the video greeting her family around 9:45. Would Benedikte be excused from curtsying for age related reasons ie: balance/knee strain or do she and Anne Marie not curtsy to their elder sister?
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:28 PM
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In 1995 when she visited Japan, Princess Diana curtseyed to the Emperor and Empress.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:57 PM
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It seems the British has a different curtsey style? They usually places their right leg behind the left leg (like Sophie's), while the others just put their right leg backward (see Marie's).

It looks quite difficult to balance to me
If you read back though this discussion, there is a lot of discussion about curtsey form and foot positioning. And, depending on your flexibility and balance and choice of depth, it is hard. I have neuropathy in my feet from a medical treatment and I would for sure risk falling over with a curtsey. So, I know I would give a very respectful bow just like the guys do.

People on this thread can be quite harsh about the RIGHT way to curtsey. IMO, respect shown is respect shown. But do read back for lots more info on the how to's.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:37 AM
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Princess Alexandra's curtseys to Empress Michiko and CP Naruhito

http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms...0c30d0a26b.jpg
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id880072758

CP Masako curtseying to GD Henri:
http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms...2a82bfad30.jpg
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:40 PM
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Princess Alexandra curtseys to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko before the state banquet:
http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms...82b9011956.jpg
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:39 PM
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Princess Alexandra curtseys to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko before the state banquet:
http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms...82b9011956.jpg
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Off topic but that is one glorious dress. The color is mesmerizing! Plus the exquisite tiara.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:47 PM
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Off topic but that is one glorious dress. The color is mesmerizing! Plus the exquisite tiara.
Funny how opinions differ. I first liked the dress when she was curtseying to the emperor and empress but when she was seated at the table the dress in combination with the 'jacket' made her look really wide; doing exactly the opposite of what a dress should do to her figure. I really liked her look when they first were received by the imperial couple.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:54 PM
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Funny how opinions differ. I first liked the dress when she was curtseying to the emperor and empress but when she was seated at the table the dress in combination with the 'jacket' made her look really wide; doing exactly the opposite of what a dress should do to her figure. I really liked her look when they first were received by the imperial couple.
An example of when the camera lens becomes the arbiter of what looks good or not. It's really an illusion that is created by the camera which has everything to do with lighting and angle, etc. Its why when I see someone who seems to always nail their snap shots I assume (yes) that they are spending time factoring in all the elements. If they don't have a full time dresser, what a labor they engage in. A lot of work (and not worth it, to my mind). JMO. Speculation.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:31 PM
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CP Naruhito bows to GD Henri:
http://www.tageblatt.lu/wp-content/u...ess_406822.jpg

Handkiss for CP Masako:
http://www.tageblatt.lu/wp-content/u...ess_406831.jpg

Princess Mako curtseys to GD Henri (partial):
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:20 AM
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That's really neat that Princess Mako would curtsey, even partially. It's not part of the Japanese culture. But she obviously knows it is part of European culture. And it can't be easy to do in a kimono, they are quite tight around the body and restrictive in movement. Very nice!
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:41 AM
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The Japanese princesses always curtsey to European royals, some recent examples:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f0/28...68fc559b69.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ea/50/a7/e...etherlands.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cuu-gSBVMAA3Tpw.jpg
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:46 AM
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Oh oops. I meant partial photo, not partial curtsey.

ETA: Full curtseys from RTL
http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms...265c220fb5.jpg
http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms...0808f02e82.jpg
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That first, formal real curtsy will be as Meghan and Harry leave the altar as man and wife and both formally bow and curtsy to HM, The Queen.

I bet Meghan practices it over and over again while wearing her wedding dress until "that" moment arrives.
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