Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla
In Royal Romance, it was mentioned that after the wedding ceremony of Prince Edward of Kent and Katharine Worsley, Katharine curtsied to Queen Elizabeth II.
After the ceremony, the slow and elegant curtsey worked beautifully, and the Queen and Queen Mother, no doubt knowing the problems it had entailed, smiled their blessings warmly.
What happened was Katharine's train dragged on the carpet, so she had to "take a step back into the folds of her gown, thus releasing the tension on her train, and with her head slightly bowed, perform her act of homage."
I thought you took a step back and bowed your head when you curtsied anyway? I always did to my piano teacher during my lessons this year. One foot behind, knees bend, head bowed. That's how I do it.