The Order of Precedence of the British Royal Family has been updated and it has been decided that Kate Middleton must curtsy to the so called ‘blood princesses’ whenever Prince William isn’t attending an event with her.
That means that, by order of the Queen, Kate (Duchess of Cambridge) must curtsy to the Princess Royal, and also Princess Alexandra and the daughters of the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who are younger than her but more senior within the Royal Family.
When Prince William is with her, Kate takes his status. But when he’s not around, her status drops and she is expected to show reverence to other members.
However, under the new rules, The Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward’s wife, will have to curtsy to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
Any time, regardless of whether she is with Prince William or not, the Duchess must curtsy to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, his wife.
What do you think about the new Order of Precedence? Should Kate Middleton have to curtsy to younger Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie? Is curtsying at all outdated?