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Old 04-01-2018, 07:50 AM
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Zara curtsey to Queen Elizabeth today

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Old 04-01-2018, 08:01 AM
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Princess Eugenie and Lady Louise were seen doing so as well today:


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Old 04-01-2018, 12:40 PM
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Bowing and Curtseying

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The RF arrive for The service / HM & curtsey
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:34 PM
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So is curtsying a thing in a past with "commoners"?
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:45 PM
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In certain parts of the south they did curtsey's for a long long time, even during most of the 1900's. Pretty sure the East Coast did as well. Lots of traditions came from the 'old country' to the Americas.


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Old 04-04-2018, 05:47 PM
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In certain parts of the south they did curtsey's for a long long time, even during most of the 1900's. Pretty sure the East Coast did as well. Lots of traditions came from the 'old country' to the Americas.


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Well I mean today. No one is expected to curtsy to royals anymore.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:52 PM
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Its solely a matter of personal choice these days. Its basically a gesture of respect.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:54 PM
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It IS 'optional', but most people adhere to it, often a courtesy to what they represent in the Nation, rather than as an obeisance to the actual individual themselves.
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:04 PM
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Same principal if you kneel or bend the knee to a member of the clergy, or the pope. It's more about the office they represent than the person holding the office.



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Old 04-04-2018, 06:08 PM
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It IS 'optional', but most people adhere to it, often a courtesy to what they represent in the Nation, rather than as an obeisance to the actual individual themselves.
I see. Thanks
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:03 PM
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Well I mean today. No one is expected to curtsy to royals anymore.
It depends on the country. In the UK, Denmark and Spain, people usually curtsy to royals at public events. In Belgium and the Netherlands, they do not. In Sweden, people don’t normally curtsy either, but you may see it sporadically.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:26 PM
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It depends on the country. In the UK, Denmark and Spain, people usually curtsy to royals at public events. In Belgium and the Netherlands, they do not. In Sweden, people don’t normally curtsy either, but you may see it sporadically.
I've seen countless videos, and it just depends on the person. Not a lot of people curtsy to the British royals well except the Queen.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:37 PM
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I've seen countless videos, and it just depends on the person. Not a lot of people curtsy to the British royals well except the Queen.
They normally curtsy to Prince and Princess of Wales too. And the Queen is definitely curtsied to.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:39 PM
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If I'm not wrong Princess Eugénie and the wife of Peter Philips did not curtsey? Could it be so? Why?
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:56 PM
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If this is the Easter service it could be that William & Kate had not arrived when the Queen had, there seemed a little bit of glancing around to see if they were on their way, glances at watches etc. It could be that simply distracted. Also its likely many of those present had been present in the Castle earlier so would have already curtseyed to the Queen then so were under less obligation to do so again. Or they simply forgot!
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:23 PM
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If I'm not wrong Princess Eugénie and the wife of Peter Philips did not curtsey? Could it be so? Why?
If they have already seen the Queen earlier in the day they would of already made their curtesy, no need to do it again.


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Old 04-08-2018, 01:56 PM
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If they have already seen the Queen earlier in the day they would of already made their curtesy, no need to do it again.


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I did not know that it was like this. I thought they had to curtsey every time they saw the Queen
Thanks a lot
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:48 PM
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Thank heavens, no! It is actually quite funny when you see them at Royal Ascot when HM is walking around. Beatrice may have seen her 15 minutes earlier so when they encounter Gran, only Eugenie curtseys.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:11 PM
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I did not know that it was like this. I thought they had to curtsey every time they saw the Queen
Thanks a lot
Princess Michael once described the curtsey as "hello and goodbye" -first meeting, and when leaving. Otherwise they'd be popping up and down all day...
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:12 PM
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A deep curtsey from Masako to Silvia.

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