The Curtsy Rules

Leaked  details of a document show how that the Queen has determined the rules of curtsying. With snobbish predictability, the document says that Princess Kate, because she was born a commoner, must defer and curtsey to all ‘Blood Princesses’, including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, when she is not in the presence of her husband William. If Kate is with William, then she assumes his rank, and the tables are turned, and all Royal ladies – excluding the Monarch, must curtsey and scrape to her.The situation with Camilla is a bit more complex. If Charles is absent and William is present, then Kate outranks Camilla, via her husband, and the older woman should curtsey to Kate. If neither William nor Charles is there, then Kate curtseys to Camilla because Camilla is, basically, posher.

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