Originally Posted by marfre
I don't think that it would matter to Mary one little bit, we can of course read into something what we want. If it was to make a difference to anyone it would be Victoria after all she has been a princess all her life and then all of a sudden she has now to curtsy her new "girlfriends" that have only been around for a few years.
All in all what does it really matter they are friends and when they get together behind closed doors they probably laugh at it all.
I see potential for modern women to have a completely different and less-competitive response.
Were one of my friends to get the promotion she had worked toward all of her life I'd be thrilled for her and crowing in every way possible to celebrate the elevation. That would include a curtsy if that were the done thing. I'd be so happy to make that small gesture to acknowledge all her hard work.
Just because we here on the forums tend to want to rank and compare and micro-analyze every outfit, use of jewels, hairstyle, appearance, choice of makeup, etc. does not mean that the royal ladies are as critical as we are.
I just don't buy that they are all that concerned with the same stuff we are. And I think more than several of them are modern, inclusive women that do lean in.