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Old 01-13-2019, 07:40 AM
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PM Justin Trudeau bows to HMQ

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Old 01-13-2019, 11:03 AM
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The "which leg goes back in a curtsey" conversation makes me want to find all the pictures of ladies curtseying and seeing which leg is dominant, and seeing if, as Ista suggested, it's correlated with the preferred writing hand.

(I prefer to move my right leg back, as I feel sturdier on my left. And I'm right handed.)
I'm in my 60s and remember that I was taught one or the other was the leg that went behind, but for the life of me I cannot remember which leg I was taught was the right one. So, not great training.

The reason we learned to curtsey at my school was that I went to a Catholic grade school and we had to curtsey whenever we crossed past the Tabernacle. It was a pretty quick bob, but one did have to square up to the tabernacle.

We learned a very proper curtsey to the the statue of Mary for some religious event. I remember practicing depth and speed for that religious event. It was big deal.

I had not thought about this for a loooong time.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:21 PM
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I'm in my 60s and remember that I was taught one or the other was the leg that went behind, but for the life of me I cannot remember which leg I was taught was the right one. So, not great training.

The reason we learned to curtsey at my school was that I went to a Catholic grade school and we had to curtsey whenever we crossed past the Tabernacle. It was a pretty quick bob, but one did have to square up to the tabernacle.

Technically, I believe Catholics don't curtsy in church, but rather "genuflect". I also think it is done with the left leg behind (or, at least, that is how I've always seen it being done).
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:32 PM
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There are many Pinterest pages showing royals and others curtseying and it seems to me that it is done with both the left or right leg behind".

Either or:

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2...9674382564.jpg
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:48 PM
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There are many Pinterest pages showing royals and others curtseying and it seems to me that it is done with both the left or right leg behind".

Either or:

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2...9674382564.jpg

I was referring to how Catholics genuflect in Church, not to the way royals curtsy (US spelling).
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:55 PM
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Technically, I believe Catholics don't curtsy in church, but rather "genuflect". I also think it is done with the left leg behind (or, at least, that is how I've always seen it being done).
Personally I genuflect with my right knee touching the ground if I'm entering the pew from the left. I do the opposite if I'm entering from the right.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:28 PM
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Personally I genuflect with my right knee touching the ground if I'm entering the pew from the left. I do the opposite if I'm entering from the right.

As a child, I was taught at school that one's knee is actually supposed to touch the ground when genuflecting, but I do think that most people (including myself) just bend the knee, which is more "practical".


On the left or right debate, maybe it is like curtsying after all and people do it either way.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:50 AM
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As far as genuflecting is concerned in the Catholic Church, there is one knee touching the ground for God (tabernacle), and the other for a human high authorities (monarchs, etc). I just don't remember which knee for what (left, right)
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:21 AM
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A old collection of the British Royal Family bowing, curtsying and hand-kissing- Enjoy!
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:53 PM
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A old collection of the British Royal Family bowing, curtsying and hand-kissing- Enjoy!
Magnificent video, thanks a lot
Elegant people executing effortless bow and courtseys, like ballet dancers, well dressed and classy. Lovely
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:46 PM
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Great but the same royals are seen more than 3 times.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:42 PM
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Magnificent video, thanks a lot
Elegant people executing effortless bow and courtseys, like ballet dancers, well dressed and classy. Lovely
This is beautiful!
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:14 PM
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The Duchess of Sussex curtseys to Mohammed VI of Morocco.

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Old 02-25-2019, 05:03 PM
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Nicely done and an interesting occasion. The dynamics were very interesting.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:10 PM
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The Duchess of Sussex curtseys to Mohammed VI of Morocco.

https://mobile.twitter.com/2MInterac...06209816965121
Very nice ..I always give extra points when a curtsey is done well by a heavily pregnant woman.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:08 PM
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Very nice ..I always give extra points when a curtsey is done well by a heavily pregnant woman.
Yes, I think that gets an automatic ten out of ten points. And Meghan's posture is excellent, as usual.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:28 PM
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Yes, I think that gets an automatic ten out of ten points. And Meghan's posture is excellent, as usual.
I totally agree!
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:14 AM
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Princess Anne curtsey to King Abdullah and to Queen Rania today.

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Old 02-28-2019, 08:01 PM
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Nicely done by Anne.


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Old 03-01-2019, 12:01 AM
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Here’s the video of The Princess Royal Curtsying to The King and Queen of Jordan-
https://itnproductions.com/news/vide...ident?type=raw
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