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Old 11-20-2003, 12:15 AM
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Originally posted by Alexandria@Nov 19th, 2003 - 10:42 pm

But what about when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visited Norway? There was a lot of chat about how good Mette-Marit's curtsey to the Queen was. And there were also pictures of Queen Sonja and Martha Louise bowing to the Queen, too.
Royalty is another story.

For example:

If the Prince of Wales goes to the Netherlands he would be expected to bow to Queen Beatrix as she outranks him (as do all Monarchs).

If Princess Victoria of Sweden visited Queen Elizabeth II she would be expected to curtsey to the Queen.

But if Queen Elizabeth II visits Queen Margrethe they would greet by kissing each cheek.

Now if Princess Anne visited she would curtsey to the King, the Queen, Princess Victoria, Prince Carl and Princess Madeleine as she is lower in position then all of them when it comes to her place in the line to the British Throne.

Queen Sonja curtsied to Queen Elizabeth II because she is only Queen consort, not a reigning Monarch.

So if you're a reigning monarch you don't bow or curtsey to anyone. From there on you bow or curtsey to anyone who is above you. So if you're the heir you only bow to Monarchs, if you're 8th in line to a throne, you bow or curtsey to anyone in any royal family who is above you, unless they are under 18 (or the age a majority in the country).

Most European courts have really gotten rid of this tradition, but the British court still expects people to bow and curtsey and they bow and curtsey to each other. When Queen Elizabeth II enters a room where her whole family is gathered all her children, grandchildren, and cousins bow or curtsey to her, I don't know many other royal families that do this.
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Old 11-20-2003, 12:22 AM
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The Queen looks so elegant and frail next to my country's tall, healthy redneck of a president. I didn't quite understand why Europeans looked down on Bush as a "cowboy" until seeing those pictures. I can see it now. Bush has raw power, but little grace.

Those pictures are a shock to the senses. I even thought for a second that they'd been created digitally.

Edit: Also, as I was going to say, I suspect it's usually a matter of pride for Americans not to bow to European royalty. Personally I'd be very respectful, but I certainly wouldn't curtsey, and I don't think many other Americans would either. Because of our history, Americans tend to be assertive and independent. Them Europeans ain't no better than us folks! And it's even true. No Queen deserves a curtsy from me, unless she's willing to curtsy back.
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Old 11-20-2003, 12:38 AM
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VERY INTERESTING! President Bush is distantly related to the British Royals..and Winston Churchill

From The BBC NEWS site...

Relative history links Royals with Bush

A distant relation that connects the families of Prince William and US President George W Bush - as well as Winston Churchill - has been discovered by a firm putting genealogical information online.
The company came across the link between the Royal Family, the Bush dynasty and Britain's most famous war-time prime minister during research to put Victorian censuses and other family history documents online.

Researchers from the firm traced all three families back to Henry Spencer who lived in Badby, Northamptonshire, during the 15th century.

The first census being put online will be the one collected in 1891. Other censuses dating back to the first in 1841 will slowly be added over the next few months.

Ancient ties

The news about the common Northamptonshire beginnings of Prince William, George Bush and Winston Churchill was released by US genealogy site MyFamily.com.

It is not the first time a link has been made between President Bush and Churchill.
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Old 11-20-2003, 06:54 AM
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" There's been a lot of talk about George, but what about Mrs Bush? Personally I like her very much. She's intelligent and graceful, never getting herself in a muddle like her poor hubby. Her clothes are on the elegant side too"

All true. You can see also see how her quite but determined manner was a rock in the storm that was W.'s life. She always seems very calm. And she dresses elegantly for a first lady too.
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:41 AM
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The Queen shows American President George W. Bush around the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace.

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A ceremonial welcome for American President George Bush at Buckingham Palace.


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A ceremonial welcome for American President George Bush at Buckingham Palace.


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A ceremonial welcome for American President George Bush at Buckingham Palace.


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Polfoto 19-11-2003 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives with US President George Bush and his wife Laura Wednesday 19th November 2003 for the Buckingham Palace state banquet in honour of the US President, during the first day of his four day state visit to the U.K. Where the Queen told President George Bush that Britain and America stood firm in their determination to defeat terrorism See PA Story POLITICS Bush. PA Photo John Stillwell/Pool


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Old 11-20-2003, 07:55 AM
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Polfoto 19-11-2003 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives with US President George Bush Wednesday 19th November 2003 for the Buckingham Palace state banquet in honour of the US President, during the first day of his four day state visit to the U.K. Where the Queen told President George Bush that Britain and America stood firm in their determination to defeat terrorism See PA Story POLITICS Bush. PA Photo John Stillwell/Pool


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AN EVENING OF ELEGANCE AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE from HELLO magazine.

20 NOVEMBER 2003
A day of pomp and circumstance closed with an evening of elegance last night as President George Bush joined the Queen for a state banquet held in the US statesman's honour in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace.

The Queen donned a gold gown and stunning diamond jewellery and President Bush was in white tie for the lavish affair, which was attended by 170 guests, including the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Tony and Cherie Blair and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Other luminaries at the banquet, which featured an address by the Queen, included US Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Sir Richard Branson and the chairman of the BBC Gavyn Davies.

Invitees enjoyed a menu of consommé with sorrel, roast halibut with herbs, breast of chicken with basil, roast potatoes, savoy cabbage and salad, followed by a dessert of vanilla praline and coffee ice cream. The elegant ambience was enhanced by luxury table settings, including 1953 coronation glass and 1760 Manchester Sèvres china, and a live music programme ranging from bagpipe reels to an array of popular tunes such as My Heart Will Go On and songs from South Pacific, Fiddler On The Roof, The Blue Bells Of Scotland and O Sole Mio.

The day was also marked with royal gift-giving as the Queen and Prince Philip presented President Bush and his wife with symbolic treasures to mark the historic occasion. The First Lady received a jewellery box made by the Queen's nephew Viscount Linley, while President Bush received a solid silver rule engraved with the royal cypher and the US presidential seal, and a specially-bound copy of The Royal Treasures, A Gold Jubilee Celebration catalogue of a recent Queen's Gallery exhibition.

Meanwhile, the Bushes gave the royal couple a specially commissioned set of china.


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Old 11-20-2003, 12:08 PM
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The event marked the end of a day filled with royal pomp and circumstance as the American statesman began his three-day visit to the UK. Photo: © AFP
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More than 170 guests attended a state banquet, hosted by the Queen, in honour of US President George Bush. From left: President Bush, the Queen, First Lady Laura Bush, the Duke of Edinburgh. Photo: © AFP
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Old 11-20-2003, 01:38 PM
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I read in Hello that the cook for the dinners at Buckingham were none other than the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson. Laura is a big fan as our many other people around the world.
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Old 11-20-2003, 01:42 PM
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Nigella Lawson was the cook for the lunch at Nr 10, at the Prime Ministers Residence. the cook at buckinham palace was the Queen's cook.
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