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Old 03-29-2014, 04:37 PM
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I thought it seemed like it was almost an afterthought. A good curtsey, yes, but the way it happened almost seemed like Kate was going "oh, ****, am I supposed to curtsey to this one?"
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:07 AM
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I thought it seemed like it was almost an afterthought. A good curtsey, yes, but the way it happened almost seemed like Kate was going "oh, ****, am I supposed to curtsey to this one?"

I too thought the same thing!
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:11 AM
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I think that is the way I've seen other royals do it though..kiss then curtsey.


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Old 03-30-2014, 11:48 AM
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.. sorry, thats not a curtsey; to me it looks like a bob. E real cursey is much lower.
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:41 PM
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I disagree, this is pretty much how it looks in social settings among the royals. The kiss, or double kiss and the hang on and curtsey.
Go and look at the recent reception of Matilde Windsor (I think it was Windsor - might have have been BP).

Frankly, while I know I am really linear and American, I just don't understand the order. You are going to let me kiss you and then hang on you and then bob? If the curtsey is intended as respect, in my mind (American linear) it should be non-hanging curtsey, greeting and kiss.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:13 PM
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I've noticed that Kate does not curtsay very deeply, in other pics also.
Letizia curtsays very deeply, every time i saw her i feared she will fall.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:05 AM
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Some warm curtsies for Queen Sofia of Spain from a visit to an Madrid exhibition on Saturday.

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Old 03-31-2014, 06:50 AM
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I disagree, this is pretty much how it looks in social settings among the royals. The kiss, or double kiss and the hang on and curtsey.
Go and look at the recent reception of Matilde Windsor (I think it was Windsor - might have have been BP).

Frankly, while I know I am really linear and American, I just don't understand the order. You are going to let me kiss you and then hang on you and then bob? If the curtsey is intended as respect, in my mind (American linear) it should be non-hanging curtsey, greeting and kiss.
it seems to me that when royals exchange kisses and then the lower in rank bow/curtsy it means they're in a close relationship (family and friends) ... when the relationship is formal they don't kiss at all.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:25 AM
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a woman curtseying to the king last friday
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:22 PM
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a woman curtseying to the king last friday
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Baron Brockdorf, Thank you for sharing the photograph.
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I've noticed that Kate does not curtsay very deeply, in other pics also.
Letizia curtsays very deeply, every time i saw her i feared she will fall.
The Spanish princesses's curtsey are always deeply, as same as the Danish princesses.
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The Spanish princesses's curtsey are always deeply, as same as the Danish princesses.
Thanks, i ve noticed also CP Mary and Pcs Marie, going deeply, but i did not realise it was their country custom.
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The Hon. Mrs. Bayliss & Mrs. Rosemary Ussher curtseys to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh & the Duke of Cambridge. (video, 0:09-0:15 & 1:35-1:51)

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Old 04-02-2014, 07:24 AM
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How sweet..the Queen bowed her head at the little boy first.

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Letizia curtsays very deeply, every time i saw her i feared she will fall.
almost on the floor

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Some bows & curtseys to the King & Queen of Spain. But I noticed there's no curtseys to the Prince & Princess of Asturias. (video)

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The Queen kisses the Arcbishop of Madrid's hand. (video, 0:34)

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As we may have known that the Dutch are not so stick to protocols of curtsying, but I have throught that it would only apply to the Royal House, how's about with foreign Royals? The King & Queen of Sweden are on an official visit to the Netherlands and Princess Beatrix was present at the dinner hosted by King Willem-Alexander for King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia. With only her as HRH there, protocol does dictate that she needs to curtsy to the Swedish Royal couple, isn't it? And does anyone know if she actually did?
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As we may have known that the Dutch are not so stick to protocols of curtsying, but I have throught that it would only apply to the Royal House, how's about with foreign Royals? The King & Queen of Sweden are on an official visit to the Netherlands and Princess Beatrix was present at the dinner hosted by King Willem-Alexander for King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia. With only her as HRH there, protocol does dictate that she needs to curtsy to the Swedish Royal couple, isn't it? And does anyone know if she actually did?
i think this isnt about the dutch royal family being more relaxed, but it applies to everyone in the netherlands (to abolish curtsying in dutch ground) - even foreign royals. in the inauguration of WA and Maxima as king and queen, no foreign royals curtsied to them, either as prince and princess or when king and queen as far as i know. however, this may be broken when in a private situation, but in that case i very much doubt beatrix curtsied to silvia - herself having held the same rang.
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i think this is about the dutch royal family being more relaxed, but it applies to everyone in the netherlands (to abolish curtsying in dutch ground) - even foreign royals. in the inauguration of WA and Maxima as king and queen, no foreign royals curtsied to them, either as prince and princess or when king and queen as far as i know. however, this may be broken when in a private situation, but in that case i very much doubt beatrix curtsied to silvia - herself having held the same rang.
When did the curtseys is abolished in Netherlands? Thanks for answering
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When did the curtseys is abolished in Netherlands? Thanks for answering
it wasn't abolished officially, but Queen Juliana of the Netherlands discouraged being curtsied to and ever since them you will see no curtsies in Netherlands. however, maxima used to curtsy to foreign monarchs when abroad when she was still the princess of orange.

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