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Old 01-25-2009, 06:20 PM
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I think we agree more than you think! I don't think there is an obligation either (I certainly don't find it "rude" not to; indeed, in another thread I had an argument with someone who kept claiming that)! I just think there is not an obligation to do it or not to do it for anybody, regardless of what their passport says they are.

I can get behind that!
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I believe, regardless of nationality, that being mindful of the culture and traditions of those one meets; a curtsy or bow does not violate one's obligations as a citizen of XYZ country. I would certainly do so when I meet one of the royals, even as a US citizen. I think it's a physical sign of respect that is not beneath me.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:00 PM
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I believe, regardless of nationality, that being mindful of the culture and traditions of those one meets; a curtsy or bow does not violate one's obligations as a citizen of XYZ country. I would certainly do so when I meet one of the royals, even as a US citizen. I think it's a physical sign of respect that is not beneath me.
I'd rather be mindful of my own culture and traditions, as an American. I've never desired to be a faux foreign national (a la Madonna and her "British" accent.) On US soil, we do not bow or curtsey. I don't intend to start, as much as I admire in particular HM.

But I'm sure when you meet a royal (and I like your enthusiasm in stating not if, but when!) on foreign soil, that you will behave appropriately.
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Great picture! I love the "old world" feeling the black & white picture creates! It also makes me think more of the old world royalty-glamour thing.
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A woman curtseys princess Letizia yesterday at the 30 anniversary of Spanish Journals Editors Association.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:03 PM
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A woman curtseys princess Letizia yesterday at the 30 anniversary of Spanish Journals Editors Association.
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The Spanish always do such lovely curtsies, pity about her tights though
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:20 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II receives Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina Jadranka Negodic at Buckingham Palace on February 17th.
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I would never bow to a royal, not because I'm citizen of a republic but because I'm a Muslim. Bowing to other human beings is frowned upon in Muslim cultures as all human beings are considered equal. Muslims bow to God only, so I'd stand up upright if I ever meet a royal.

Do Muslims around the world respect this rule? Are there any photographs of Muslims bowing to royals?
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:48 AM
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I would never bow to a royal, not because I'm citizen of a republic but because I'm a Muslim. Bowing to other human beings is frowned upon in Muslim cultures as all human beings are considered equal. Muslims bow to God only, so I'd stand up upright if I ever meet a royal.

Do Muslims around the world respect this rule? Are there any photographs of Muslims bowing to royals?
Don't quote me on it but I think I've seen members of the Jordanian Royal Family bowing and curtseying, also some sheiks from The Middle East
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Are there any photographs of Muslims bowing to royals?
Check out the Brunei subforum and the Malaysian Royalty threads. Plenty of bowing going on there.
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Check out the Brunei subforum and the Malaysian Royalty threads. Plenty of bowing going on there.
Yes Warren, the famous example of the Malaysian Queen / Princess??? curtseying to The Princess of Wales while Diana curtsied to her- I'm sure she was a Muslim
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I'm sure she was a Muslim
The nine Royal Families of Malaysia, the Royal Family of Brunei and the Sultanate families of Indonesia and the Philippines are Muslim.
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Samantha Bond to HM The Queen

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A woman curtseys prince Felipe today:
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, curtseys to Queen Elizabeth.
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LONDON - FEBRUARY 26: Queen Elizabeth II receives Her Excellency the Ambassador of Morocco Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui who presented her credentials in Buckingham Palace on February 26, 2009 in London, England.

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Well I can only say . . . . . Wow, is Mary fit or what? Look! No hands!

First try and curtsey. Now try again without falling over. Again but without looking like someone dropped a sack of spuds.

OK! We're all ready . . . . add 5 inch heels and dip! I said dip you moron, not disintergrate! . . . Is there an EMT in the audience?
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