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Old 07-07-2019, 07:03 PM
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They didn't need to bow to the QueenMother, she was not the Monarchy, if they did it was probably out of respect. The QueenMother bows to the Queen.
Exceptions are generally made for consorts. I’ve seen footage of members of BRF curtsy to Prince Philip.
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:10 PM
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They didn't need to bow to the QueenMother, she was not the Monarchy, if they did it was probably out of respect. The QueenMother bows to the Queen.

It is customary and proper to curtsy to queens dowager.
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:17 PM
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They didn't need to bow to the QueenMother, she was not the Monarchy, if they did it was probably out of respect. The QueenMother bows to the Queen.
Once a queen always a queen. It's correct to curtsy to the widow/er of a monarch.
The Queen Mother probably only curtsied once when she first met her daughter after she ascended the throne. As did her grandmother Queen Mary, who when Queen Elizabeth came to visit her at Marlborough house at first curtsied and then said "Lilibeth, your skirt is to short for mourning"
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:47 PM
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I wonder what the reaction would be if someone performed a perfectly-executed Texas dip upon meeting a monarch. I am fairly sure that would be seen as way too much, but I'm not 100% certain.
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:47 AM
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What is a Texas dip?
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:59 AM
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A similar thing happened when Harry and Meghan visited Tonga and the Princess who welcomed them at the airport curtsied to them. Why???

They were there in Place of the Queen who is the official head of the Commonwealth.


Bowing and Courtseys are done:


out of respect:
- for the age of a person
- for their achievments
- out of pure respect
- for the position they represent.


In some contries it is still custom, that elder people are treated with loads of respect. Or anyone who is higher in the social order; Children to their parents.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:53 AM
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Hmmm...good question. It was perhaps just simple courtesy because they are of the same rank.

She was not obliged to curtsey to Charles.
She did it out of respect for elders.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:18 AM
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What is a Texas dip?
The Texas dip is a form of elaborate curtsey and prostration performed in Texas during debutante balls. It involves the woman extending her arms completely to either side and lowering herself fully so that one knee touches the floor while simultaneously bowing her head to the side so that her left ear touches her lap.

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Old 07-08-2019, 07:44 AM
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What is a Texas dip?
The way Lady Thatcher used to do it.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:28 AM
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The way Lady Thatcher used to do it.


Were Margaret Thatcher’s curtsies to the Queen really that elaborate? Does anyone have any video clips?
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:50 AM
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I remember seeing a video of it. It was something else...that's the most charitable way I can describe it.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:18 AM
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Oh dear. That is quite a deep curtsey. Reminds me of the curtseys in the Sisi-films.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:28 PM
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I'm a monarchist & have met several members of the BRF but I've never curtseyed to any of them because it's archaic nonsense IMO. I have no problem with anyone else doing it if they want to.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:56 PM
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Oh, I thought a Texas dip was like barbecue sauce.
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:11 PM
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Texas Dip is nice but made only for balls gowns, when you see only the graceful part of the gesture. Imagine with a short dress or pants, it would appear so ugly. And of course only for young girls, an older lady couldn't rise up....
I'm wondering since America has no royalty to whom were these ladies curtseying. Maybe only for the débutantes bal.
And I'm astonished that it is named Texas. I would expect it to be commun in Boston high society or in the US south States, like New Orleans or Atlanta, before the secession war.
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:27 PM
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I've been part of a discussion about the pic on Instagram. While it's only speculation I wonder if Haya's curtsey is either due to the fact that as a Second wife she's not afforded the same rank as a Princess consort or that since Dubai is part of the UAE her husband isn't seen as equal to a European HRH.
It could also be that she has a traditional view of rank - in discussions on Instagram I've seen members of royal families claim that any HSH should curtsey to an HRH which goes against what many of us instinctively feel that all heads of state are alike.
But Haya has a rank from bitth! She is a royal highness by blood, she is daughter of a King. She has an equal rank to prince Charles by blood, like him. She is Royal Highness and will never loose it. This is the reason she is titled HRH princess Haya and not Sheikha. The other wifes of Sheikh Mohamed are titled only Sheikhas, I don't know if they have HSH before the Sheikha..
By the way she is not second wife, I think she is the 6th, but this is nor the subject.
When Princess Alexia of Greece, daughter of King Konstantin got married in London, before the Queen, she curtseyed to the Queen but not to Prince Philip. She might have done it by respect to his age but she didn't. Prince Philip is a royal highness and not majesty, they are both HRH but Alexia is daughter of a King, prince philip not.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:11 PM
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By the way she is not second wife, I think she is the 6th, but this is nor the subject.
Being a Second wife is a position and doesn't mean that you married someone right after hid First wife. Princess Haya as the daughter of a Hashemite king and a Sayyida would never be considered anything lesser than a Second wife. Because of her descent Princess Haya is one of the most highranking ladies in the Arab world.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:50 PM
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Oh dear. That is quite a deep curtsey. Reminds me of the curtseys in the Sisi-films.
It's basically to curtseying as full prostration is to bowing.

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And I'm astonished that it is named Texas. I would expect it to be commun in Boston high society or in the US south States, like New Orleans or Atlanta, before the secession war.
Make no mistake, Texas is a part of Dixie. The antebellum planter aristocracy of the South (the "American gentry") was the closest thing the United States ever had to landed nobility, and many southerners still yearn for that genteel image as a part of the Southern identity.

And Texans, on top of being Southerners, also have an incessant drive to always try to do things, for lack of a better term, "bigger" than everyone else. That's part of Texas's own state identity.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:26 PM
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Texas Dip is nice but made only for balls gowns, when you see only the graceful part of the gesture. Imagine with a short dress or pants, it would appear so ugly. And of course only for young girls, an older lady couldn't rise up....
I'm wondering since America has no royalty to whom were these ladies curtseying. Maybe only for the débutantes bal.
And I'm astonished that it is named Texas. I would expect it to be commun in Boston high society or in the US south States, like New Orleans or Atlanta, before the secession war.


If you find it too difficult you can always cheat and still make it appear graceful; you’re under a big ball gown so no one can see what your legs are doing.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:51 AM
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Being a Second wife is a position and doesn't mean that you married someone right after hid First wife. Princess Haya as the daughter of a Hashemite king and a Sayyida would never be considered anything lesser than a Second wife. Because of her descent Princess Haya is one of the most highranking ladies in the Arab world.
Thanks for exlapanation about second wife.
Agree with you a out her high position by birth. And for this reason I was wondering why she curtseyd
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