Queen Consort Camilla will never have to curtsy again in just three months time

Queen Consort Camilla won't have to curtsy ever again in just three months' time – and here's why.

It has been a period of dramatic change for the Royal Family following Queen Elizabeth II's passing on September 8, 2022.

Several members of The Firm have already been allocated new titles or roles, for example with Prince William and Kate Middleton becoming Prince and Princess of Wales.

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The transition period will come to an official end at King Charles' coronation on May 6, and it won't just be titles that will have changed.

There have also been tweaks to the traditions of bows and curtsies.

His status as monarch means all family members should bow or curtsy to King Charles and, with Camilla as his Queen Consort and known as Her Majesty, the likes of William, Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be expected to bow or curtsy to her too.

This also means that Camilla is no longer required to curtsy to anyone in the Royal Family – although Hello! reports she will still carry out the gesture when greeting foreign monarchs as it is an age-old mark of respect for royal women to do so.

Before the death of the late Queen, royals were often seen bowing or curtsying to her in public at events such as Christmas Day, Easter or Royal Ascot.

Both Kate and Meghan gave deep curtsies to the late Queen when greeting her on their respective wedding days in 2011 and 2018.

If royals don't perform the gesture, it was probably because they had seen the monarch earlier in the day and had been formally greeted in private.

Meanwhile, when it comes to members of the public meeting royals, the official Royal Family website points out that there are "no obligatory codes" when greeting a royal but that "many people wish to observe the traditional forms".

It advises that for men, this is a neck bow "from the head only" and for women, it is a "small curtsy" – although the site points out other people simply "shake hands in the usual way".

When greeting the King or Queen Consort, the correct formal address is "Your Majesty" and subsequently "Sir" for the King or "Ma'am" pronounced so it rhymes with jam for the Queen.

The website adds: "For male members of the Royal Family the same rules apply, with the title used in the first instance being 'Your Royal Highness' and subsequently 'Sir'.

"For other female members of the Royal Family, the first address is conventionally 'Your Royal Highness' and subsequently 'Ma'am'."

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