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Old 10-24-2019, 03:00 PM
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Excellent curtseys by CP Victoria, nevertheless I cannot understand why she curtseyd to K Felipe and to the Dutch royal Couple but not to queen Letizia, unless I missed it.
I did see a video of Crown Princess Victoria curtsying to queen Letizia,it might have been just not in that particular video.
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Old 10-24-2019, 04:01 PM
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The one thing I was wondering - I saw CP Victoria curtsying to the now Japanese CP Kiko. Being a CP herself - why would she need to curtsey?
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:32 PM
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Mary's curtsy to Masako
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:48 PM
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Mary is such a graceful woman! I have huge admiration for her!
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:34 PM
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It's interesting to see Victoria curtsying to her former peers and people who are clearly close friends. I loved that Maxima was determined to get her double buss even if there was a curtsey in between them.

I also noticed the degree of curtseys for all the royals was case-specific in that the friends meeting in the hallways prior to the formal reception were all over the place (eg Max) and the kind of curtsey to the new Emperor and Empress as exemplified by the photo of the formal curtsey as shown by Mary in the reception line.

Actually, I like the way the Japanese Imperial House handle a Formal royal reception line to the Emperor and Empress. The formal announcement, the bow and curtsey to them and time to move on as the next announcement. When everyone is lined up it looks messy and sometimes the formalities are rushed and the curtsey reduced to a bob and a bow can even be imperceptible.
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:01 PM
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The Prince of Wales bowing to Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.


https://youtu.be/w2s_hbTj0Wg?t=2832


Prince Charles has now attended two Dutch royal inaugurations (Beatrix's and Willem-Alexander's) and two Japanese enthronements (Akihito's and Naruhito's).



Crown Princess Victoria curtsying twice to Empress Masako. I guess she forgot she had already done it or it was just pure instinct.


https://youtu.be/w2s_hbTj0Wg?t=3389


It is nice that Mary, Letizia, Victoria, Máxima and Mathilde all warmly kissed/hugged Masako, something that would be unthinkable in the rigid Japanese protocol of ages past, I suppose. Of course, they all know what Masako has gone through since she got married and are genuinely happy for her.
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:37 PM
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The one thing I was wondering - I saw CP Victoria curtsying to the now Japanese CP Kiko. Being a CP herself - why would she need to curtsey?
There is never a need to curtsy. It is always and ever optional. That Victoria did it is probably because it came out of herself to do so. Let me say: like Mette-Marit curtsied to Camilla. Victoria even curtsied twice to Masako in one greeting...
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:14 PM
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Japanese are talking about curtseying and how to curtsey. Since Japanese do not curtsey at all, this etiquette seems be quite interesting to them. In this video, you can see princesses curtseyed to HM The Empress of Japan.

There is a lot of news about Crown Princess Mary curtseyed after cheek-kissing. They wondered why she did that.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:06 PM
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There is never a need to curtsy. It is always and ever optional. That Victoria did it is probably because it came out of herself to do so. Let me say: like Mette-Marit curtsied to Camilla. Victoria even curtsied twice to Masako in one greeting...
Is there a picture of Victoria & Kiko? It's very odd that Victoria would do this. I have never understood Mette-Marit's curtsey to Camilla.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:14 PM
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Mette-Marit got it wrong, that's all. HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, the actual wife of a Head of State, made the same error.

Back in the old days they had a lady-in-waiting or a protocol person to instruct them to avoid faux-pas like those.

But it's not a big deal, imo.

Better a too polite error than an impolite one.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:17 PM
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I think Victoria was maybe just so curtsey mad after doing so many in such a short space of time she saw a foreign royal and kissed and bobbed as she has been doing a lot that night.
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I think Victoria was maybe just so curtsey mad after doing so many in such a short space of time she saw a foreign royal and kissed and bobbed as she has been doing a lot that night.
Yes I can see why that could happen
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:46 PM
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Mette-Marit got it wrong, that's all. HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, the actual wife of a Head of State, made the same error.



I am actually on the fence about Charlene having made a mistake or not.


As an HSH, I think it is proper that she curtsies to an HRH. As I think it is proper that GD Maria Teresa, as an HRH, curtsies to HM The Queen.


But then, there is the complication that Charlene and Maria Teresa are both wives of a Head of State. Personally I don't think that exempts them from curstying in the aforementioned situations, but I agree it is controversial. Mme Macron, the wife of the Head of State of France, curtsied to Queen Margrethe II and I believe Mme Chirac curtsied to Queen Elizabeth II.
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I didn't think MT has curtsied to HM The Queen (I assume you mean Queen Elizabeth II), nor has she curtsied to The Queen of Denmark, The Queen of Sweden, The Queen of Norway, The Queen of The Netherlands (Maxima or Beatrix), The Queen of Spain and any others I've forgotten (and I mean since becoming Grand Duchess)

It seems pretty accepted by most that Heads of State and their spouses do not bow/curtsey to other Heads of State and in a royal context that includes Emperors, Kings, Princes, Grand Duke's not bowing / curtseying to others who are Heads of State with different titles. The only exception seems to be Monaco and IMO they are hardly the best at keeping up with strict protocol.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:27 AM
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A deep curtsey from The Queen of Thailand to the Pope Francis. (4:33)

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Princess Charlotte copied her mother the Duchess of Cambridge by curtsying to the Queen as she departed St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham for the Christmas day service.

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I don't think she did, she just took another step down the stairs.
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Old 12-26-2019, 06:50 AM
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I think Kate had her all teed up and was encouraging her but no, little Miss Charlotte had other plans.
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:05 AM
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A deep curtsey from The Queen of Thailand to the Pope Francis. (4:33)

https://youtu.be/O6jAEBd88UU
As a non Catholic queen, she was not obligated by protocol to curtsy. But that was very impressive.
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:27 AM
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I have a question if you dont mind. Charlotte is, as we all know, four.
Does she HAVE to curtsey already, or, maybe better said, should she already?
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