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Old 07-30-2011, 08:59 AM
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I think something happened to the dress she had planned to wear at the wedding and she had to do the best she could with what she had at hand
So Mabel at the Swedish CP wedding had men's pants, a torn ballet skirt and a corsage top at hand and just wore everything together? You're kidding Meraude, right?
The designers of this avantgarde catastrophe worn in the wrong place, Viktor & Rolf, probably wouldn't be amused.
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:26 PM
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How about Princess Mabel's outfit at Crown Princess Victoria's wedding? More a fashion error than a protocol breach?
Yes, probably more reflective of her taste than anything else.
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Because in marriages that are realized carried through on the morning the women have to use a short skirt and, generally, hat.
What do you mean by short? I don't think I have eve seen a royal in a mini skirt.
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:53 PM
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Short (day dress) as opposed to wearing a gown for women, mourning suit, uniform or business suit as opposed to white tie or gala uniform for men.
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HM The Queen and the Obamas

I remember the international hoopla over the fact that Michelle Obama touched HM The Queen while they were at Buckingham Palace a year or two ago. I thought it was rather nice actually, especially since the Queen returned the gesture.
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I remember the international hoopla over the fact that Michelle Obama touched HM The Queen while they were at Buckingham Palace a year or two ago. I thought it was rather nice actually, especially since the Queen returned the gesture.
What makes toucing the queen a big deal? She is not God or anything special, except by their own made rules.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:51 AM
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What makes touching the queen a big deal? She is not God or anything special, except by their own made rules.
I think you completely fail to understand the Queen's point of view. By virtue of the work she does, she meets and greets all manner of people in their hundreds. She shakes hands with perfect strangers. Preserving the basic dictates of what has now be identified as "Personal Space" is not only good manners, but it is essential.
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The notion of personal space was introduced by Edward T. Hall, who created the concept of proxemics. In his book, The Hidden Dimension (1966), he describes the subjective dimensions that surround each person and the physical distances they try to keep from other people, according to subtle cultural rules.[1]
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Most ordinary people function on the concept of "Personal Space" and in the case of Michelle Obama, not only did she invade the Queen's personal space, she invaded her "Intimate Space". She was a complete stranger to the Queen, she had never met her nor even spoken to her, yet she had the incredibly bad manners to put her arm around her, like she was a small child or best friend. How incredibly gauche and what an incredible breech of protocol!

What the h**l was she thinking? No, the Queen is not God, nor have we "made" her one by our own rules, but she is special and as such deserves to be treated with respect and Michelle Obama breeched both etiquette and protocol. The Queen, as is her habit, smoothed the situation by returning the "favour".

Not everyone is "touchy feely", some people hug anyone, others friends and family and others hardly touch at all. Even when Sharing the Peace in Church one needs to remember who likes a handshake and who hates to be hugged!

The BRF, like most every other royal families, have protocol. We have good manners!
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:59 AM
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Agreed. Protocol is simply good manners "writ large."

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Royals making protocol mistakes

are there any anecdotes of royals breaking protocol and etiquette unconsciously / when not intending to?
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The President of the United States had to put on the table his champaign congratulation glass because the God Save the Queen started.
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What makes toucing the queen a big deal? She is not God or anything special, except by their own made rules.
I think that touching and embracing someone you don't know fairly well is very rude..
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I think that touching and embracing someone you don't know fairly well is very rude..
If you watch the video, The Queen actually touches the First Lady, first.
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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway curtsied to President Obama. It was a nice gesture, however, as she is royal, there was no need to curtsey even though he was a head of state.
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