06-26-2012, 07:51 AM #1
Curtsy-gate! Who bows to who?
The Duchess of Cambridge may be the future queen, but she has discovered that there are several women in the Royal family to whom she must show reverence. Mandrake hears that the Queen has updated the Order of Precedence in the Royal Household to take into account the Duke of Cambridge’s wife.
The new rules of Court make it clear that the former Kate Middleton, when she is not accompanied by Prince William, must curtsy to the “blood princesses”, the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra, and the daughters of the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
When William is with her, Kate does not need to bend the knee to either of them, but she must curtsy to the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Despite being married to the Queen’s son, the Countess of Wessex will, however, have to curtsy to Kate, even when William is not present.
06-26-2012, 02:20 PM #2
I wonder if they have an orthopedist on staff, because after years of curtseying, their knees must really hurt. I wonder what the protocol is for someone with arthritis or a torn meniscus . . .
06-26-2012, 07:14 PM #3
It probably looked less silly back in the times when all the ladies who would ever get the chance to meet any royals wore those huge skirts and you didn't see the footwork.
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