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Do Royals still address each other as "Cousin"?

Question #139935. Asked by chabenao1.
Last updated Apr 20 2023.
Originally posted Apr 02 2015 9:12 PM.

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Royals bow and curtsey toward other Royals except those lower than them in rank. They shake hands with those they are meeting informally, or who are equal with them in rank no longer exists

Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 20 2023.
May 06 2015, 10:50 PM
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There is nothing on the royal website referring to a "cousin" greeting.

Generally speaking, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of a Sovereign, as well as their spouses, are members of the Royal Family. First cousins of the monarch may also be included. Children are included on coming of age or after they have completed their education. Precedence of the Royal Family at Court does not follow the line of succession. Thus, The Duke of Edinburgh takes precedence immediately after The Queen. no longer exists

Kate downgraded: Duchess is told to curtsey to 'blood princesses' Beatrice
and Eugenie as new protocols push future QUEEN down the royal rankings
| By Sam Greenhill | Daily Mail | Published: 25 June 2012 }
In an effort to avoid conflicts, the Queen drew up the first Order of Precedence in 2005, after Charles married Camilla. Its effect was to change the order along 'blood lines' so that Princesses Anne, Beatrice, Eugenie and Alexandra - the granddaughter of George V - were all ahead of Camilla. The etiquette, though arcane to some, is taken very seriously by the royals, who bow and curtsey to each other in public and behind closed doors.

Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 20 2023.
May 07 2015, 2:19 AM
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