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Old 10-13-2018, 10:51 PM
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Ah cool...haven't seen those yet.


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I would.d hope so! She's had decades of training and practice!
My point was that I haven't seen many deep curtsies like that, even among those who have had years of practice.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:57 PM
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Thanks for explaining as I wouldn't have known that was what you meant from your original comment.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:59 PM
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Yeah, I should have been clearer.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:27 PM
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The visit of the Dutch King and Queen to the UK shortly made me think that T.M. are not used to receiving bows and curtsies as its no longer practiced in the Netherlands ,the last time I recall the Dutch King and Queen getting one was in Spain by the Infanta Elena.

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Old 10-14-2018, 02:33 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge gave a curtsy to the Dutch King when she had lunch with him in the Netherlands.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:40 PM
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The visit of the Dutch King and Queen to the UK shortly made me think that T.M. are not used to receiving bows and curtsies as its no longer practiced in the Netherlands ,the last time I recall the Dutch King and Queen getting one was in Spain by the Infanta Elena.

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They were bowed/curtsied to in their recent state visit to Denmark.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:41 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge gave a curtsy to the Dutch King when she had lunch with him in the Netherlands.


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Old 10-14-2018, 03:05 PM
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Kate's curtsy looks like a quick bounce. This is where I'm confused. How low do you go? The wedding picture show different levels.

Here's Anne with King Felipe

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Old 10-14-2018, 03:23 PM
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This is the definition of a proper curtsey according to Debrett’s

“To 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”

Kate’s is bang on
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:42 PM
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The Princess Royal curtsy seems to have bemused queen Letizia
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:32 PM
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Outside of formal events (like weddings etc) those deep exaggerated curtsy's can be awkward looking ESPECIALLY in shorter dress/skirts.


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Old 10-14-2018, 05:36 PM
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The Princess Royal curtsy seems to have bemused queen Letizia


It also looks especially deep since the king is so tall!
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:54 PM
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The late Duchess of Alba curtsies to HRH The Infanta Elena,Duchess of Lugo.

https://goo.gl/images/EUAonB

HRH The Infanta Cristina curtsies to her father King Juan Carlos

https://goo.gl/images/3h8H7k
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:18 PM
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have a question on the matter of the DEPTH of the curtsy. in The Queen, it's mentioned that "the depth of the curtsy, I leave that to my sister".....years ago, the King or Queen received the deepest one...and so on down the line. any info on this?
I interpret that to mean that the Queen was saying that she doesn't concern herself over the depth of curtsy but that is something that her sister may take note of.
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:48 PM
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For me, the most memorable and impressive curtsies right off the top of my head are Princess Madeleine of Sweden to Pope Francis when she was heavily pregnant with her son Nicolas and the one a couple of days ago Princess Eugenie to her grandmother.

HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg is also consistently graceful with her curtsey, as was the late Diana Princess of Wales. Diana could nail it in a short or long dress despite her grand height

In all fairness, all of the women I named spent most or all of their lives curtsying and didn't have to learn it after they married.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:56 PM
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Duchess of Cornwall curtsy today Queen Maxima

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1052806826

And PM Theresa May to Queen Elizabeth

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1052808110
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:03 PM
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Duchess of Cornwall curtsy today Queen Maxima

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1052806826

And PM Theresa May to Queen Elizabeth

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1052808110
Of course it was correct for the Duchess of Cornwall to curtsy to Queen Maxima, but I can’t help thinking how awkward the PoW’s position must be. He and his wife are already in their 70s and are still lower in rank than all those new, much younger royal couples e.g. in Spain , Belgium and the Netherlands.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:13 PM
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how awkward the PoW’s position must be.
HRH is 'well versed'.. he knows that if Catharina-Amalia should succeed her Father next week, and the Prince was to meet her.. he would bow to her, be she 50 years his junior.. a
‎Sovereign is a ‎Sovereign, be they ever so young.. therefore not in the least awkward..
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:28 PM
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Duchess of Cornwall curtsy today Queen Maxima

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1052806826

And PM Theresa May to Queen Elizabeth

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1052808110
William III and Mary II looking on (see paintings). I assume this greeting was in the residence of the Dutch Ambassador.
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