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Old 09-27-2019, 07:52 AM
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Let's face it, we might as well try to hold back the sea. Duchess Catherine and Duchess Meghan sound more friendly and we know who they are talking about when they talk of cuetsies.
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:52 AM
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Should I ever be lucky enough to meet any Royals, I don’t intend to curtsy Plus I think it adds pressure to all those presenting bouquets etc. Its generally a fleeting moment but how many will say they can’t remember much as they were worried about their curtsy? A welcoming smile and handshake are more genuine.
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:54 AM
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Well there's an old saying not to believe everything you read and I always ignore articles that read 'Duchess Kate' as there's no such person,I know I'm too picky
What are you referring to when you say there is no such person as Duchess Kate? Do you mean it should be Duchess Catherine, or do you just not consider her a Duchess?
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:16 AM
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It's not the proper way to address her, is all. It's the way an amateur would call a newly minted Royal Duchess

It's a small thing, I know. But it's as grating and irritating to hear Kate called "Duchess Kate" as it is to hear her addressed as Kate Middleton and Meghan as Meghan Markle.

Neither are correct. Just say HRH or The DoC if you can't be bothered with The Duchess of Cambridge, for goodness sake!
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:22 AM
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It's not the proper way to address her, is all. It's the way an amateur would call a newly minted Royal Duchess

It's a small thing, I know. But it's as grating and irritating to hear Kate called "Duchess Kate" as it is to hear her addressed as Kate Middleton and Meghan as Meghan Markle.

Neither are correct. Just say HRH or The DoC if you can't be bothered with The Duchess of Cambridge, for goodness sake!
I get your point, I guess it's just that HRH is too general. You could be referring to numerous people. She is the Duchess of Cambridge, her name is Catherine, but went by Kate before being royal, so that is how people identify her more easily and directly than just HRH. I mean, people referred to Diana as "Princess" Diana and she was in fact not a Princess.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:28 AM
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"HRH" is too general, unless it's during the course of a conversation where the DoC is the topic. That's what I meant. Otherwise she would be the Duchess of Cambridge or "the DoC" as I call her.

ETA: I never called Diana "Princess Diana" or the egregious "Lady Di" after she married Charles. I
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:32 AM
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"HRH" is too general, unless it's during the course of a conversation where the DoC is the topic. That's what I meant. Otherwise she would be the Duchess of Cambridge or "the DoC" as I call her.

ETA: I never called Diana "Princess Diana" or the egregious "Lady Di" after she married Charles.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:59 AM
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One thing to remember when addressing a married in female to the British royal family is that they're addressed as they're styled. Kate is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. No first names are used. In fact, part of Kate's titles is Princess William. Usage of the female's first name followed by the style, for example, Diana, Princess of Wales and Sarah, Duchess of York denotes a divorced woman that was once married to a peer of the UK. Its then they can use their given names and retain the use of their title/style until they remarry again.

There's a really good thread that goes into explaining all the ins and outs of British titles and styles and makes for a good read. Its located here:

Questions about British Styles and Titles

Happy reading!! Great place to learn all you ever needed or wanted to know about titles and styles.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:39 AM
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I think the name first before title can indicate a widow as well as a divorced person.


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Old 09-27-2019, 12:09 PM
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I think people call Catherine, Duchess Kate, out of a love for her not to Demi is her place in the Family, Society or Position. No one means disrespect and I believe if anyone met Catherine, they would use the correct title appropriate for the event, time and how familiar they are with her.
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:16 PM
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'Call me old fashioned', but I refer to people by their proper names or title, unless they have indicated to me [personally] that they'ed prefer to be called by something else, a nickname or some such..
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:57 PM
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What are you referring to when you say there is no such person as Duchess Kate? Do you mean it should be Duchess Catherine, or do you just not consider her a Duchess?
Its the Duchess of Cambridge or Duchess of Sussex there's no such title as 'Duchess Kate or Meghan' its just a silly media one. It might be cute but its incorrect.

https://www.royal.uk/the-duchess-of-cambridge
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:09 PM
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CP Mary curtsey to Queen Margrethe at the opening of the Parliament today


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Old 10-01-2019, 02:25 PM
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On the video of President Chirac , litlle curtsey from Madame.
Not a lot od bows yesterday at the Funerals.
Bows and curtseys are mostly over in our Countries
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:53 PM
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CP Mary curtsey to Queen Margrethe at the opening of the Parliament today


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Now that's a really lovely curtsey. Mary must have thighs of steel.
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:44 PM
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It's a great photo and a wonderful curtsey but it looks soo uncomfortable!!
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:51 PM
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It's a great photo and a wonderful curtsey but it looks soo uncomfortable!!
It isn't actually. Uncomfortable, I mean. When you watch a video of the same thing, it's an elegant and/but a pretty quick "dip".
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:35 PM
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I found this interview with Alistair Bruce who is historical adviser on Downton Abbey (and equerry to the Earl of Wessex). Towards the end of the article he talks about curtseying and the difference between a "housemaid's bob" and a real curtsey.

Apparently, Lady Susan Hussey has one of the best curtseys.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/le...-royal-family/

My piano teacher says I do a beautiful curtsy; and I agree! We did this exercise a few years ago where you play chords with loose wrists and the book actually said "Dipping; rising", and I told her it's like your wrist is doing a curtsy!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:31 PM
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Doña Maria Zurita curtsey to Queen Letizia at the Palacio Real on Spanish National Day 2019.

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Old 10-12-2019, 07:12 PM
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Doña Maria Zurita curtsey to Queen Letizia at the Palacio Real on Spanish National Day 2019.

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I find curtsies look better in at least knee-length A-line skirts and dresses than with pants.
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