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To think seeing an older lady curtesy to KM is sad to see

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Julia2016 Fri 20-May-16 13:05:21

Just saw a photo of an older lady curtesying to Kate Middleton, I felt so sad to see it. Sad as to why anyone would feel the need to bow down to another human being.

Every day I shake my head with who people admire in this world and how the general public swallow all these pr machines. 😒

YoungGirlGrowingOld Fri 20-May-16 13:07:55

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YoungGirlGrowingOld Fri 20-May-16 13:08:12

Ahem, mare. Obv.

CocktailQueen Fri 20-May-16 13:09:27

Well, presumably she wanted to be there and to meet her, and was happy with the idea of curtseying? The idea of curtseying to a commoner is odd, though.

101handbags Fri 20-May-16 13:10:37

From what I could see she's the Vice Lord Lieutenant, so presumably she was happy to be appointed to this role & accept the formalities that go with it when greeting a member of the royal family who visits the county she represents. You don't have to bow or curtsey to a member of the royal family, a handshake is fine.

GraysAnalogy Fri 20-May-16 13:11:01

It's interesting that it's the older woman part that is highlighted rather than it being a person.

ExConstance Fri 20-May-16 13:11:14

The royal family don't expect it. I've met a few of them and that is always in the briefing. We were taught how to do a full curtsey without falling over at school, times have changed.

originalmavis Fri 20-May-16 13:12:14

I thought you only had to curtsey to the Queen?

Clandestino Fri 20-May-16 13:12:14

The idea of curtseying to a commoner is odd, though.

The idea of curtsying is odd. Simple as that. Why would you curtsy to anyone? I wouldn't curtsy to a queen, a Pope or whoever else. Why?

pippistrelle Fri 20-May-16 13:12:47

I don't find it sad, as such, but I do find it kind of weird, whatever the age of the curtseyer.

Literal kowtowing could be kind of entertaining in its own way.

Julia2016 Fri 20-May-16 13:13:37

Obviously the lady was ok with it and she believes in the whole concept of royalty. I find it crazy but I guess it's no different to a religion! 😳

Noodlesg Fri 20-May-16 13:15:06

I'll tell you what's sadder! I though KM was Kylie Minogue 😂😂

BeautyQueenFromMars Fri 20-May-16 13:15:31

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OOAOML Fri 20-May-16 13:16:29

I dance, and we tend to bow/curtsey (probably more of a bob than the full show) to our partner. I don't think I would to royalty but maybe the person in question was happy to/was of a generation where it was expected?

YoungGirlGrowingOld Fri 20-May-16 13:17:00

Yes I would. I despise the monarchy and all they stand for. And self-evidently, that particular parasite is dim and lazy.

Chorltonswheelies422 Fri 20-May-16 13:17:27

YANBU <republican flag flyer also>

GraysAnalogy Fri 20-May-16 13:19:07

younggirl that comment was horrible and misogynistic. No need at all. She's done what many women in this country do, marry, settle down and have children. And people who say she hasn't got responsibilities are just ignorant. Sure, it's nothing like our worlds but she does have duties. Her whole life is now a duty.

GraysAnalogy Fri 20-May-16 13:19:48

How is she lazy?

Julia2016 Fri 20-May-16 13:19:48

The only reason I mentioned the lady's age is because I have a lot of respect for older people and the fact they are around a while, it made it sadder to see her bowing to a work shy lazy younger person.

I would also think it's crazy no matter what the age but it's just sadder to me that she's an older lady. If that makes sense 😊

Wabe Fri 20-May-16 13:20:53

Curtseying to Kate Middleton is frankly no odder than curtseying to the queen, whose oft-remarked-on virtues consist entirely of saying absolutely nothing for the many, many decades of her reign.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Fri 20-May-16 13:21:54

If it's so arduous then she and baldie could always jack in their life of privilege and get proper jobs? I won't hold my breath either.

MN is a funny old world. Almost any adjective may be applied to a Tory politician but bitch about the royals and there is always a forelock-tugger ready to accuse you of being meeeeean!

The whole Royal Family is rooted in misogyny, btw.

TimeforaNNChange Fri 20-May-16 13:22:38

If the only arguments Republicans can present to support their cause are personal attacks on individuals, it's going to take a long time to overthrow the system.

EponasWildDaughter Fri 20-May-16 13:23:24

YANBU to question the idea of curtsying to a commoner.

YABU to pick on this specific person doing it however because you've ruined your argument the person in question is part of the whole system of monarchy herself.

ChronicNameChangerz Fri 20-May-16 13:23:49

* She's done what many women in this country do, marry, settle down and have children.*

As a family they have no money worries whatsoever; they have several enormous houses paid for by the tax payer; their children will never have to worry about trying to get a job; they have the very best healthcare that tax payers money can buy; they go on several holidays every year; they have a crack team of nannies and tutors; their children will go to the best schools that money can buy; her handbags cost more than most items in my wardrobe put together.

On balance, not really what most women do.

SocialDisaster Fri 20-May-16 13:24:01

I would ratger a smile over a curtsey any day. If I was KM I would have staff brief guests not to curtsey.

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