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Old 06-30-2007, 01:54 PM
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In the earlier pages of this thread (post #56) there is a picture of MM curtseying to QEII. The picture and/or link seems to be missing. Does anyone have access to this picture so they could post it again?

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Yep, here you go. Source - Corbis

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...mettemarit.jpg
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Old 06-30-2007, 02:43 PM
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Every time I see this picture, I think how very elegantly MM made her courtsey. If I am correct, this meeting took place before MM's marriage, so the difference in their rank was extremely great. It may be that, as a CPss, it would not be necessary to be courtseying so low. On the other hand, there is the great difference in age and experience, so maybe it would still be a polite thing to do.
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:44 PM
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Princess Mette-Marit looks very regal courtseying Elizabeth II.

I also think that courtseying a person is not to be submited to him/her, but only a way to show respect to this person. Anyone would said that Elizabeth II is better than Norway Crownprincess as a person. A peasant could be better than a Royal as a person, that's easily understable and nobody should deny it. But respect is a good thing , I suppose and anyone will be harm just to bow in front of a Queen or a King.Bowing before other persons will not make yourself a fool, keep your intelligence away or just shows that you have a bondage relationship with the person you courtsey. Quite the opposite. You will be so sure of yourself that you are ready to bow in front of anyone.

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Old 07-03-2007, 12:24 AM
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http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...8050741318.jpg

a curtsey for the king of thailand
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:58 AM
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After Mette Marit curtseyed to QE2 did she kiss her?
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:10 AM
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After Mette Marit curtseyed to QE2 did she kiss her?
Doubtful especially as Mette Marit was still a commoner during this meeting. I think only the Queen's relatives may kiss her (a la Ernst August, but not Caroline of Hanover).
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:59 AM
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Mette Marit really performs the most graceful curtsy, she went down almost as far when she met HM is london in 2005, though she was heavily pregnant at the time.
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I was wondering what does a person do who is unable to curtsy? Say, for example, a woman with multiple sclerosis or in a wheelchair.

Is there an appropriate thing to do in those circumstances?
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:38 AM
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I don't know if these have been posted yet but I thought I would share.

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Princess Diana curtsies to The Queen as she arrives to a royal banquet, in 1991.

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Princess Diana curtsies to Empress Michiko upon her arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in 1995.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:11 PM
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I was wondering what does a person do who is unable to curtsy? Say, for example, a woman with multiple sclerosis or in a wheelchair.

Is there an appropriate thing to do in those circumstances?
I would imagine that most royals would neither expect a curtsey nor be offended by a lack of one from someone who was physically unable to do so and would probably appreciate any kind gesture to the best of the persons ability.
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:37 PM
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i love the MM curtsey - very graceful.
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:43 PM
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Yup. They still do it in private. We saw it quite alot during "Elizabeth R", a series on the Royal Family from the 80s (?). There's footage around that shows a Royal birthday party, I think for the Queen Mother, and when people greet the Queen they kiss her on each cheek and then either bow or curtsey. It seems it's the same in private as in public.
i didn't know that...i assumed that the lesser of the "intimate" (if you will) greeting would come second....at least that's how my kids do it when they're greeting me!
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Indeed they do. Princess Anne, as with other female Royals, kisses the Queen on each cheek and then curtseys. She also refers to the Queen as "The Queen" and not as "Mummy" or "My Mother". It's protocol.
My god, lol, I would have a hard time to do so. Question of habit though ...
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:53 PM
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Mary made quite a beautiful curtsey to Queen Margrethe at her daughters christening last week. But MM does make the most beautiful.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:48 AM
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Mary made quite a beautiful curtsey to Queen Margrethe at her daughters christening last week. But MM does make the most beautiful.
Is there a picture of Mary's curtsy, I think her's are often quite shakey!
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:11 AM
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Well, she did very well, especially if you consider that she was also carrying ababy with a very long christening gown on.

I saw it during the ceremony. If you go to Danish Royal Watchers, and look at the links to the ceremony it is something like 11 or 12 minutes in. They come in after the Queen obviously.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:35 AM
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we got to see maxima curtsy to sonja just a few days ago, also mette-marit , but i do not know if we swaw any other curtsy
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A quick (and probably very obvious) question: what happens when two monarchs meet? For example, if Queen Elizabeth II met Queen Margrethe, would they both dip their heads in recognition? Would they curtsey? Or just give a friendly, informal wave? Sorry if this is a stupid question - I've just been wondering about that!
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A quick (and probably very obvious) question: what happens when two monarchs meet? For example, if Queen Elizabeth II met Queen Margrethe, would they both dip their heads in recognition? Would they curtsey? Or just give a friendly, informal wave? Sorry if this is a stupid question - I've just been wondering about that!
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They embrace one another (either both hands on both arms or with their right hands) and 'kiss' (more of a brush) the left cheek, then right. This is common amongst many European sovereigns and their consorts.
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What are the differences between a man or women, on the way they bow or show curtsy?
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