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Old 12-09-2010, 02:17 AM
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Funny picture of Charlotte (with Edwina Alexander) curtseying.



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Old 12-09-2010, 05:52 AM
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Mette-Marit and Obama (Nobel Ceremony 2009)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Dec2009/PPE09121051.jpg

Mette-Marit curtseying to King Carl Gustaf (2005)
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and to Akihito, Emperor of Japan (2005)
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3808/82409131.jpg

another woman to Empress Michiko of Japan (2005)
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/907/20180741.jpg
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:37 AM
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Mette-Marit and Obama (Nobel Ceremony 2009)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Dec2009/PPE09121051.jpg
Why is Mette-Marit curtseying to Obama? That doesn't make sense...
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:48 AM
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Why is Mette-Marit curtseying to Obama? That doesn't make sense...
Agree!! She shouldn't. She made a mistake IMO
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:08 AM
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Agree!! She shouldn't. She made a mistake IMO
Not necessarily.
She is supposed to bow to the heads of State, i.e. the Kings and Queens. Presidents fall under the same category, I think.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:19 AM
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Did Crown Prince Haakon bow to Obama too? Very weird.....
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:16 PM
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No one should ever bow to the president of the United States. Ever.

But as others have noted on these boards, Mette-Marit has a habit of curtsying to everybody, even to people of equivalent rank, such as the Duchess of Cornwall.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:07 PM
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No one should ever bow to the president of the United States. Ever.

But as others have noted on these boards, Mette-Marit has a habit of curtsying to everybody, even to people of equivalent rank, such as the Duchess of Cornwall.
I can't decide if it's because she really doesn't understand what to do or is nervous so she curtseys?

Is the arm grabbing with the curtsey a sign of family/close friendship?
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Princess Mary makes a bow to the Prince Henrik. November 17, 2010

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That was a very very deep curtsey.
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I think MM does it just out of pure old fashioned respect and not out of any written protocol. Plus, I'm rather fond of her quirky curtsying habits.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:36 PM
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Is the arm grabbing with the curtsey a sign of family/close friendship?
I think they curtsey after embracing the person so I guess so. It might also be a precaution against falling (especially when pregnant!).
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I am meeting Prince Edward on Monday afternoon. Should I curtsey?
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:03 AM
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Yes. At least I think you should curtsey.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:33 AM
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I'd wait to see what everybody else does.
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Thanks guys for your advice. We were told before he arrived that the protocol would be to address him as sir or your royal highness but not to curtsey/bow.
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I am meeting Prince Edward on Monday afternoon. Should I curtsey?
If you know how to curtsey correctly you should do it, if not better avoid it. I met once Queen Sofia, and I would like to be able to curtsey, but as I'm unable, i just did a very quick movt not deep at all. It is better not to do it than to be ridiculous!

But since you were told not to do it, this is perfect.
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Generally speaking, does one bow or curtsey to non-reigning royals? Would it matter if the royal in question once reigned? Should I bow to the former King of Greece? What about Archduke Karl? Just curious. I doubt I'll ever meet a royal - reigning or non-reigning!
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Generally speaking, does one bow or curtsey to non-reigning royals? Would it matter if the royal in question once reigned? Should I bow to the former King of Greece? What about Archduke Karl? Just curious. I doubt I'll ever meet a royal - reigning or non-reigning!
I would make a quick bow, more an inclination of the head and shoulders at a slight angle than a big bow from the waist.
It's hard to explain exactly.
Since I'm female, I would drop a small curtsey, particularly if the meet isn't a big formal White tie and gown dress up affair.
I always ave deep curtseys and in the case of a male, bows, for very formal occasions. Not to mention that a deep curtsey looks best in a long skirt!
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Originally posted by HerMajesty.

I think Maxima is taller than that so I assume she's curtseying.
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