Royal Protocol 101: To Whom Must Duchess Kate Curtsy?

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I read last night that the last time Queen Elizabeth II ever curtsied was when she curtsied to her father the King’s body at his funeral.

Intrigued by this fact I immediately begin looking into the ‘Order of Curtsying,’ or so I call it.

I was surprised to come across the above graphic of the Duchess’s curtsying protocol. I remember reading a bit about the kerfuffle behind the Queen’s deciding of Kate’s position in the royal family, and now looking back at the whole thing a bit more closely, I bet it ruffled Kate’s feathers quite a bit. Especially since she must curtsy to the York Princesses whenever William is not present. (See this post for that situation.)

Oh the drama that must occur behind the ornate drapes of Buckingham Palace.

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2 thoughts on “Royal Protocol 101: To Whom Must Duchess Kate Curtsy?

  1. Pingback: Royal Protocol 101: What to Do (and Not Do) When Meeting Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II | Duchess-at-Large

  2. Thanks for your welcome insights into royal protocol. I believe Kate must also curtsy to foreign Kings and Queens as well (I remember Princess Margaret curtsying to the King of Norway). Perhaps you have some updates on this practice?

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