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Queen Etiquette Quiz: Would You Know How to Treat the Queen?

Don't Call Her Queenie! How Well Would You Treat the Queen?

Michelle Obama arrived in Washington this morning after she left Europe early to be home in time to start Sasha and Malia's school week. Overall, her first European tour was a success, with the exception of that fateful hug with the queen. Though Buckingham Palace said the first lady did not err because the only rule is to be polite, respectful, and courteous, it's, of course, just being polite. There are rules — old-fashioned and unspoken, but rules nonetheless. Think you'd know what to do? Find out with my quiz.


Don't Call Her Queenie! How Well Would You Treat the Queen?

How do you greet the queen?

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StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
I said give her a fist bump, wtf I thought that was etiquette for leaders of countries. :shrug: Just please don't give her an IPOD again mr president. huge insult.
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
Jessie, others would say regal, not stiff. Meeting the Queen would be so far down on my "to do" list, that it would probably take three normal lifetimes to get to it.
JessieSP JessieSP 8 years
The Queen always seems so darn stiff. I wouldn't want to meet with her for a long period of time.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
5/5 - I don't know how I got them all right...
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Thank you Hypno! And the time just flew by didn't it? Every day seems to get shorter and shorter.
stephley stephley 8 years
Well, the short people could use the tall ones for cover.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
I don't think you can't curtsy if you're not from the UK, it's just not required. So, have at it, valancy! I would love to witness a room full of people leaving a party thrown by the queen and trying to back out the door so they don't turn on her. Hilarious.
stephley stephley 8 years
My parents taught us to curtsy when we were introduced to grown-ups, but we all rebelled before we were ten. Now my knees pop, so it would just be embarrassing.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
I'm disappointed to see that a curtsy is no longer required ...I have quite a nice curtsy, if I do say so myself. :)
MrsRachel MrsRachel 8 years
I too erred on the side of being too formal. But seriously, if its too formal for the queen....then where are those kind of manners practiced?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Hey GS that's the finest looking bun out of the oven I've ever seen! God has it been that long, I remember when you announced you were expecting.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Yay, 5/5! :) And Modus, if there aren't specific rules, there are at least expectations - do you remember when that volleyball team wore flip flops? :oy: Big story du jour!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Modus - I'd be willing to bet there are rules for meeting the President. GS - the baby is adorable! Congrats! I want to love him and hug him and squeeze him and call him George. :)
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Great S, I erred on the side of too formal, too. Which I imagine would be fine if the occasion arose. Are there rules like this for meeting our president?
janneth janneth 8 years
I thought I knew this stuff, but I got 2 wrong.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
4/5...not too shabby!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
poissondujour, you took the words out of my mouth!
poissondujour poissondujour 8 years
Citizen- Did you refer to the Queen as the "queen mum"? The queen mum died in 2002.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Just give her a piece of my peach cobler, she'll be puddy in my hands.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
:rotfl: Steph!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I almost was! But I came back!
flutterpie flutterpie 8 years
for a queen b, i didnt score very, i thought you were gone forever!
metallicnymph metallicnymph 8 years
it's our american culture to be warm in this way, perhaps the real issue here (if there even is one, it doesn't sound like it to me, just speculation and eveyone making such a huge deal out of it) is ethnocentrism... we should allow for all leaders (and thier spouses) to express esteem according to their own culture, and respect it as such. there is no need to be offended here.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Whoops, I picked the "too formal" choices.
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
:rotfl: ;-)
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