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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2011, 11:09:07 AM »

Is there anyone here that has been subjected to this demeaning practice?  Dead I know I would never give Yrma the pleasure of looking down her ski slope at me.  No


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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2011, 12:20:44 PM »

I wouldn't not curtsey to anyone either. I like to see how they do it but I leave it for the wannabe royals.
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2011, 02:05:38 PM »

Is there anyone here that has been subjected to this demeaning practice?  Dead I know I would never give Yrma the pleasure of looking down her ski slope at me.  No
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 03:27:33 PM »

I'm old-fashioned, but I don't so much mind the idea of curtsying (not that I've ever had occasion to do it).  You don't curtsy so much to QEII or to Mary or whoever as you curtsy to the position of Queen of England or Crown Princess of Denmark.  I see the positions as national institutions worthy of respect, as long as I respect the country they represent.  To me curtsying is the same as standing for the national anthem. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2011, 12:22:42 AM »

But that would mean that you respect the monarchy as an ok form of government. I doubt that you would be irrespectful if instead of curtseying you shake their hand.

Curtseying means that you are not equal to the person you are curtseying to.  Thinking
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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2011, 12:29:30 AM »

I had to curtsey to QUEII, in 1966; when she made a State Visit to Belgium, I was at the time working for the British Embassy; it didn't embarass me at all.  We had special lessons with the Ambassador's wife!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2011, 12:32:04 AM »

Why should you be embarrassed? And I'm sure that your curtsey was beautiful  Thumb up (Long time no see Zinzen, I hope you will be here for the wedding!)

But was it compulsory? Nowdays AFAIK it's not needed to curtsey to the queen.
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2011, 02:10:31 AM »

Yes it was, if I could avoided the ceremony I would have preferred because at that thime I was very shy, but now I'm proud I met that Grande Dame Smiley
I was also introduced to Princess Margareth and Lord Snowdon.  The Royal sisters were beautiful ladies, and I don't mention the Duke of Edinbourgh
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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2011, 04:35:28 AM »

But that would mean that you respect the monarchy as an ok form of government. I doubt that you would be irrespectful if instead of curtseying you shake their hand.

Curtseying means that you are not equal to the person you are curtseying to.  Thinking

I do respect the system of monarchy (constitutional monarchy) as an ok form of government, if it's what the majority of people in a country want. Smiley  I don't think it means you're not equal in worth as a person - if I thought that, I wouldn't do it - but I'm okay with it meaning I'm not equal in rank, because I'm not.
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2013, 05:39:18 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2013, 11:43:25 PM »

Lalla Joumala to QEII  Wink

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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2013, 06:36:54 PM »

I went to a convent school and we were taught to curtsey to our teachers and to any sister we encountered in the hallways. We also curtseyed at the end of our various musical performances.  Nothing demeaning about this, simply a sign of respect. And no, there was none of that silly holding out the corners of our dresses you see when you see little girls performing what I consider a travesty of a curtsey on stage.

In ballet classes, we always finished with a ``reverance,'' which is a ballet curtsey.  We would then applaud our teacher.  Nothing demeanng about this either.
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2013, 07:59:32 PM »

It implies that one thinks that they are inferior to the person they are curtseying to, I only curtsey to the mirror in the mornings
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2013, 08:08:55 PM »

It implies that one thinks that they are inferior to the person they are curtseying to, I only curtsey to the mirror in the mornings

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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2013, 08:10:16 PM »


In my part of Nigeria we curtsey to our elders i.e. old people, it is a show of respect. Even if the person you are curtseying to isn't worthy of your respect to not do so would be a slight against you.
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