Etiquette

How to Curtsey at a Court Presentation

From the Everywoman’s Encyclopaedia, volume 4: In the first place, a Court curtsey is much lower than an ordinary curtsey, and quite different to the curtsey in a minuet or gavotte, where the front foot is extended. A Court curtsey is always made on the right foot. The learner should practise standing with her feet …

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Etiquette

The Court Presentation

During Victoria’s reign, the Court Drawing Rooms were held in Buckingham Palace at four stated periods every year–two before Easter and two after. Levées, hosted by the Prince of Wales for the presentation of gentlemen, were held at intervals during the like season in St. James’s Palace. Though of lessening distinction as the Victorian period …

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