Queen Camilla and first ladies of different countries

Queen Consort Camilla opened the gates of Buckingham Palace this week to welcome a number of European royals for a special event. King Charles’s wife hosted the likes of Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and the Countess for a Violence Against Women and Girls Event. The gestures don’t need to be long or exaggerated – a subtle bow or curtsey is adequate. Other ‘do’s’ for a royal meeting are; only speak when you are spoken to and do not sit or begin to start eating until the monarch has done so. One should also be early for an appointment with a royal – guests should always arrive first.