ANSWERS: 35
  • Only God or Jesus.
  • No way, why are they better than me?
  • It would depend on the circumstances. If it was an informal meeting then no, it probably wouldn't be expected. If it was a formal occasion such as being given some sort of award I would because it would be part of the ceremony. Of course people from countries that don't have a Royal Family should never be expected to bow or curtsey to members of another country's royalty.
  • If it were expected, of course. And I'd take my shoes off before walking on your white carpet. I'd also wipe the seat off if I accidentally peed on it, and I send thank you cards. It's just polite.
  • No. However, I would give them a series of rude hand gestures.
  • In this day and time I don't think it is expected that everyone bow/curtsey before royalty. However, if I was meeting a member of royalty in a ceremony, I would most likely bow (nod my head) out of respect.
  • I might would as not to cause an international issue.
  • No - I wouldn't feel right doing that - Now if it were the Lord God or Jesus I sure would
  • If I try to curtsey, I'll fall flat on my booty because I've never had to curtsey in my life and I don't plan on trying to any time soon. If I were meeting a queen or king of a country, then I would curtsey, its polite and its usually expected, I wouldn't want to be the lone duck just standing there like a fool, smiling when they pass.
  • no chance, the queen, prince charles, not any off them, really give a s--t about us lot so i wouldnt make the effort to even want to go see them.
  • If in front of them I would have to according to Protocol and Etiquette. Regards
  • Of course. I would be acting rude otherwise.
  • Since this is America, I would not do that sort of thing. Royalty means nothing to me, but all royalty would get from me is a handshake.
  • Never, to me all men and women are equal.
  • No and didn't on the occasions I have met royalty. They are another human being, nothing more, nothing less. You can show respect and dignity without servility. :)
  • Fcuk that, I'm Scottish.
  • Sure. Doesn't take anything away from me as a person. I would feel rude, otherwise.
  • I would because it's traditionally how they're to be treated. I think it would show respect for the British culture, and I believe we should always try to show respect for other cultures. Especially if we are in their country.
  • Yes I would, by bowing to the Queen I am acknowledging her role and years of English history. Why should I go out of my way to rude to anyone? Whether I like her, whether I appreciate her work or not is not the issue for me. I bow to my Head of State and all that has been done in his or her name. I certainly do not like, respect or admire the man that Prince Charles is supposed to be. I would bow to him out of repect to the head of State. Regards
  • Royalty as in David Bowie? HECK YEAH!
  • Suppose it would depend if I approved of them or not. I recently asked myself a similar question, like if I would shake hands with a visiting presidential candidate or Senator if I found his or her actions deplorable. I don't care what title someone has. These people are just human beings, no better or worse than me. They put their pants (or whatever) on one leg at a time, and unless there was danger of starting some kind of war or international incident, I would only treat the person with respect if they had shown me and their subjects the same respect.
  • Wow, I'm surprised at the responses on here... My immediate instinct was..."Yeah! Sure, I would." But I live in the U.S. And if I ran into our version of "royalty" (the president), I'd probably have a few choice body motions for him, but curtsying wouldn't be among them. I'd probably consider mooning him.
  • It's custom, why not. It's no skin off my nose; and maybe I'll get to be a duke out of it! ...Unless it was a dictator like Saddam Hussain-then I'd try to mix him up a Molotov cocktail, high octane, extra dry!
  • No. I'd treat a member of a royal family much the same way as a Congressman or Senator. Whether I agree with their politics or not, politeness and respect is always in order.
  • Only if they bow/curtsied before me first
  • Never, I don't do so before anybody. I don't like monarchy.
  • Yes why not. Bow/curtsey as a sign of respect before royalty(monarchy) is because of the charisma that they have as head of states/countries.
  • I would bow in Europe, but not in the United States. I believe (?) the rule is Americans are not supposed to bow even in Europe because these people are not their rulers, but I think I would anyway.
  • When I met Princess Diana I just bounced up and down and yelled a bit, but I was fairly young. Well, fairly.
  • That's pretty unlikely.
  • not hardly...there not royalty to me and i couldn't care less!
  • Never. I know there is a chick on here that spazzes if you say anything against the "royalty" or queen but I got three words for her. Piss On Them. They are no one to me and I am not bowing before anyone but my Creator. No man or woman is royalty to me.
  • Guess I'll have to chip in one of those "it depends" answers. Whenever I've traveled to countries other than my own, I've run across lots of cultural traditions and rituals that are not my own. I've taken part in many - mostly as a courtesy - and sometimes an honor. To me, there are "etiquette" things I'll do just because "I'm a visitor" in a country. I'll give the local language a go even if I'm horribly "off" .. but it's clear I'm trying! lol So your question is about royalty. Not likely I'd ever run into royalty and that's not "the tradition" the US has for it's government leaders. But let's pretend that an American (or Spaniard or Czech or Mexican ..) is called to see the Queen in England for some reason. There are all sorts of "etiquette" in place. Who am I to say "nope". I would learn that etiquette and try to follow it as best I could as a gesture of respect .. for that person, the "office" they hold and even as a show of respect for the country. There are bow/curtsey traditions (and kissing of rings) and all sorts of things for some religious leaders too. Just look at all the Roman Catholic traditions around that. Anyway .. yes. Only "no way" I can think of is if a country has royalty .. and traditions of etiquette built up around that (one of which is bowing, etc) .. BUT .. I "have" no respect? (not for the person, the generic office, the country and it's traditions) Well then, I'd likely STAY AWAY from that person rather than go near them then refuse to bow. example might be a global terrorist who happens to be "royalty" locally .. or some such ex like that.
  • Yes I would. That's good etiquette when meeting royalty, correct?
  • If it was what is commonly done, proper etiquette and not done as a display of worship, yes. It's no different than standing up when I judge enters a courtroom or a president comes walking by. I'm not kissing anything however, but I will show them respect.

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