Saturday, April 28, 2007

No Kissing the Queenly Cuz

British royal historian Robert Lacey gives advice on meeting Queen Elizabeth II, who will be arriving Thursday to help commemorate the Jamestown anniversary.

Address the queen as "Your Majesty" or "Ma'am."

"'Liz' or 'Elizabeth' don't go down well," Lacey said. "And you wouldn't shout out, 'Queen!' or 'Queenie!' That would be considered rather aggressive."
If the queen lingers, feel free to engage her in friendly small talk. "Anything in the public realm is allowable," Lacey said. "But not, 'My family history shows that I am related to the Royal Family,' things like that." It's simply too familiar. [Link]
[Photo by Ricardo Stuckert]

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