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Old 05-04-2006, 12:23 PM
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Ahh..but technically when Diana married Charles she went straight to the top of the social and protocol list.

Which means that technically Princess Anne, Princess Margaret, and Princess Alexandra, all born royal, had to curtsey to her as she was now the number two lady in the land.

Whether they actually did or did not... I don't know.

Curtseying amongst the royals is done more on the position of your title and rank....but there is some intermixing if you are born royal vs. marrying into it.
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:44 AM
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1. Camilla to Queen Rania 2. Mette to Camilla
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To this day I still dont understand why Mette-Marit curtsied to Camilla...

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Old 05-05-2006, 04:51 AM
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To this day I still dont understand why Mette-Marit curtsied to Camilla...

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It seems as though Mette-Marit curtseys to everyone regardless of rank lol. Maybe she does it as sort of a greeting rather than acknowledgement of rank?
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1. Camilla to Queen Rania 2. Mette to Camilla
RANDOM!! why did Mette-Marit curtsey, this is NOT necessary, they are of equal Royal rank, however MM is more senoir to Camilla.
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:35 AM
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Ofcourse she is not senior to the Duchess, Camilla is married to the Heir, Mette-Marit is married to the heir. Because Queen Elizabeth has been much longer on the throne than King Harald, Charles and Camilla will take presedence over Haakon and Mette-MArit on royal events.

She clearly did not have to do it, maybe she forgot herself, maybe she did it because Camilla was the hostess (or as a sign of respect to the elders :p )
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:44 AM
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In some of the pictures it looked like MM just needed to bend down a bit to hug her.

Sometimes though I think MM is the princess I would be, when in doubt just curtsey to everyone
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Ofcourse she is not senior to the Duchess, Camilla is married to the Heir, Mette-Marit is married to the heir. Because Queen Elizabeth has been much longer on the throne than King Harald, Charles and Camilla will take presedence over Haakon and Mette-MArit on royal events.

She clearly did not have to do it, maybe she forgot herself, maybe she did it because Camilla was the hostess (or as a sign of respect to the elders :p )
MM is senior having been a member of the royal family for longer, the reign length has nothing to do with it.
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I'm not sure, but doesn't Camilla givven smth to MetteMarit and that was the reason why it looks that MM was coutsey to C?
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Great Pictures Weinyer...thank you so much!

Who is that in the 7th picture curtseying to the Emperor of Japan? Is that CP Mary or someone else?
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Letizia's curtsies are really deep!

As far as I am concerned: absolutely no reason for Mette-marit to curtsy to Camilla! but then again one can never be too polite!
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Great Pictures Weinyer...thank you so much!

Who is that in the 7th picture curtseying to the Emperor of Japan? Is that CP Mary or someone else?
Yes, it is HRH the Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth :)

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Old 05-06-2006, 08:04 AM
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Seeing the photo of camilla and APB together, I wonder , after being married to each other for years, now that she is in her new position as duchess, future queen, does he have to bow upon their greeting? We were talking earlier, of the Royal ladies, Sophie, P.Michael , P.Anne, whom had to curtsey to whom... I wonder what it is like also say for Annabelle, camilla's sister, and even their close circle of friends, e.g Soames etc.Do they now also have to curtsey and bow?
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Great pictures Weinyer, really deep curtsies from everyone. Even the Duchess of Windsor curtsied very deeply to the queen.
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Mary Donaldson (at the time) curtseying to HRH Prince Henrik


HRH Princess Martha Louise curtseying to HM Queen Elizabeth II


Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby (at the time) curtseying to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:57 PM
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Mette-Marit's curtsy was so dramatic & deep...but I like it

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I know I LOVE Mette-Marits curtsy. The dress and everything makes it looks so regal and wonderfull. I wonder if she curtsies like this to everyone.
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I know I LOVE Mette-Marits curtsy. The dress and everything makes it looks so regal and wonderfull. I wonder if she curtsies like this to everyone.
This was a great encounter, which I guess is why this picture is still brought up and discussed.
Meeting Queen Elizabeth II, everyone watching, photographer's cameras clicking and whirring, and Mette-Marit pays deeply respectful homage. Perfect.
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Infanta Cristina curtseying to King Juan Carlos at the Laureus Awards in May 2006

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