I was always taught the height of manners was to make those in your presence feel comfortable.
Obviously that sentiment doesn't fly in the Palace. Oh, and whatever you do don't speak
to the Queen unless she speaks to you first. "Are you kidding me?"
And, her children are not allowed to refer to her as their Mother. (?)
"Is this true?" (I heard that on TV)
I love to think of royalty as Disney portrays them, singing and smiling with birds fluttering about. I don't like to think of them as snooty and bound by antiquaited rules that separate them from the very people they are to represent. She is the Queen because of nothing she has done, but because of the luck of her birth.
We're not the typical family.
I've recently become Caregiver/Guardian to my Mom as she deals with Dementia. I'm married, have three grown children and also an 18 yr. old daughter who lives at home and recently made us grandparents to her beautiful new baby girl. That means that we have four generations of women under the same roof. Mister and I have been married forever. . .It's not the life we dreamed about, nor the one we would have chosen, but most days we find a way to laugh and bumble our way through. We're enjoying the journey, even with the unexpected side trips along the way. FOLLOW ME, if you dare! LOL!