Prince George now has to bow to the Queen, but Princess Charlotte does not
All the members of the royal family including Prince George have to bow to the Queen but Princess Charlotte does not
Prince George, who turned five on July 22, will now be expected to bow to the Queen in public while his sister Princess Charlotte is still exempted from that rule. All royals are expected to bow down to the Queen whenever they see her. Since the little princess is only three years old, she is deemed too young to take part in such an adult tradition.
According to royal historian Marlene Eilers who spoke to Hello magazine, all the royal children were generally expected to bow to the Queen by the age of five which gives Princess Charlotte a little more time before she has to follow suit.
It is understandable that royal children do not have to follow the royal rules and protocol when they are children but are slowly introduced to all the traditions as they get older and mature enough to understand.
Marlene also explained that there was some misleading information about who Princess Charlotte would have to curtsy to when the time came. "The only person they will be expected to curtsy or bow to is the sovereign. A Royal Highness does not curtsy to another Royal Highness. Yes, there are articles that state this, but it is not true," she shared.
"Curtsying and bowing is etiquette, nothing to do with precedence. You bow or curtsy the first time you see the sovereign and then again when you leave. At Christmas at church, we saw the Cambridges and Prince Harry and Meghan curtsy and bow when the Queen arrived and left. Other royals including Charles did not because they had come from Sandringham and had already seen the Queen," she continued.
Marlene also hinted at the fact that Prince George would have started to practice curtsying behind-the-scenes, ahead of the time that he had to do it in public. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton's second-born child may be only three but she is already proving to be the perfect princess. Though she may not curtsy just yet, she has been able to master the royal wave.
Princess Charlotte has been seen smiling for the cameras and has also shown off her sassy side to a group of photographers. Charlotte has already given everyone a sneak peek of what her royal curtsy could be like and decided to try it out at her family's royal tour of Poland last year.
Princess Charlotte is already making her mark in the British royal family at the age of three and, as estimated by 'Reader's Digest', she is worth around $5 billion. The reason she is so valuable is due to the 'Charlotte Effect' and, like her mother Kate Middleton, all the clothing that she wears instantly sells out. The 'Little Alice London' periwinkle dress that she wore to visit her baby brother Prince Louis in the hospital, sold out in less than 24 hours in every single size starting from 6 months to 6 years.