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Here's When Princess Charlotte and Prince George Will Have to Start Bowing to the Queen

It's a sign of respect reserved for the Queen alone.
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Unless you've been otherwise distracted by Princess Charlotte's parade of sass across the United Kingdom, you might've noticed that the youngest royals aren't bowing before the Queen just yet.

Kate, Meghan, William, and Harry are all careful to bow or curtsey upon greeting and departing from the Queen—it's a courteous sign of respect. And it seems Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be taking pointers on the art of the royal bow from the Dukes and Duchesses in the near future, since Hello! reports this practice usually goes into effect at an early age.


Marlene Eilers Koenig—a royal historian and the face behind the Royal Musings blog— reported to Hello! that the little royals would begin to bow and curtsey "Certainly by age five. The only person they will curtsy or bow to is the sovereign. A royal highness does not curtsy to another royal highness."

Prince George just celebrated his fifth birthday last week, and while we've yet to see a public bow before the Queen, Koenig says it's more than likely that he's practicing in private.

As a three-year-old,Princess Charlotte has some time before she'll be expected to curtsey before her great grandmother. So for now, she's just trying to curtsey like:


From: ELLE US

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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