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Old 03-30-2021, 08:59 AM
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Interestingly it seems that European royalty do a deep curtsey while the BRF just do a small bob. It reminds me of seeing historical movies and TV where the house maids say "yes ma'am" bob and scurry away.

Neither Letizia nor Mary are royal by birth, and CP Mary was not even born or raised in Europe. I suppose their pictures are not necessarily indicative of how deep European royalty curtsy.


Diana was known for particularly deep curtsies and, recently, in 2017, the Princess Royal was also seen doing a very deep curtsy to King Felipe during his UK state visit. So, I don't think there is necessarily a British/Continental divide on depth of curtsies either.
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Old 03-30-2021, 01:58 PM
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Diana was known for particularly deep curtsies and, recently, in 2017, the Princess Royal was also seen doing a very deep curtsy to King Felipe during his UK state visit. So, I don't think there is necessarily a British/Continental divide on depth of curtsies either.

Margaret Thatcher as well.
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Agree. She is delicate and beautiful like a fairy.
Queen Anne-Marie was and still is a precious gem for the Greek throne and the whole country.
Dear Fandesacs;


I SO agree with you again. She would be a wonderful Queen of Greece, just as Constantine would be a good King. But Anne-Marie is special and so Regally elegant with reserve and dignity. I believe it would be good for Greece if Constantine & Anne-Marie were restored to the Throne. But I am a Royalist of course....


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Some posts have been moved to the King Constantine and the Dictatorship of the Colonals thread: https://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...4-a-40952.html

Let's stay on topic please, which is about Bowing and Curtseying.
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Interestingly it seems that European royalty do a deep curtsey while the BRF just do a small bob. It reminds me of seeing historical movies and TV where the house maids say "yes ma'am" bob and scurry away.
Dear MARG, you are correct;
Here in Europe the curtsies are usually deep ones, as performed by Royalty to higher ranking Royals. The Royals set the standards really, and the servants particularly & naturally, are expected to curtsy & bow low to their Royals.
I live & act as A Queen on Our Estate, and I too, expect My maids & lackeys to curtsy & bow deeply to Me. They are also trained to address Me with "Your Royal Majesty" as they curtsy & bow. In the photo below, while seated in the ante hall to My Boudoir, dressed in casual Day-Wear for My morning coffee, I am granting Audience to two new Asian maids, that My husband recently hired for Me. I am asking them questions & making sure that they are comfortable & happy, and generally getting to know them. Interestingly, they automatically curtsied/knelt down to the floor with bowed head, as that is the custom there, and they requested Me sweetly, to allow them to keep doing it that way. I considered their request, and considered it to be wise to allow them to remain faithful to their traditions, in deference to their culture. Subsequently I have found Myself rather approving of their way, as it is very beautiful, and I rather enjoy it. Hence I have since stipulated to all My staff to adopt this beautiful way of curtsying & bowing. I do believe in furthering the spirit & ethos of true Royalty & Royal Customs & protocol. In case anyone wonders, all My servants are very happy to be in My service and they enjoy living at My Royal Court in an atmosphere of bonhomie & joyfulness, while honoring My Royal nature & inclinations. My Asian maids had written to My husband and requested employment. Their resume's were rather impressive, hence I directed Jacques to hire them for Me. They are wonderful servants actually, and I have indicated to Jacques that I would appreciate a few more.
As an addendum: I have a "scribe" who reports and photographs all the Royal audiences, speeches, balls, etc, etc that take place in and around The Estate. The comments and texts on the photo's are his also.

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