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Why didnt the Duchess of Cambridge curtsy to Queen Letizia at Order of the Garter?

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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Letizia of Spain and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Order of the Garter service at St George's Chapel on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III in 1348. This year saw the installation of King Felipe of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands as Supernumerary or Stranger Knights of the Garter. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)

Some of the great and good of European royalty gathered in Windsor on Monday for a lavish Order of the Garter Ceremony.

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Queen Elizabeth II was joined by King Felipe of Spain, alongside his wife Queen Letizia, and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who was accompanied by his wife Queen Maxima.

The ceremony was filled with pomp and splendour, as the Queen honoured the foreign royals with the special distinction reserved for royalty abroad.

The event was followed by hundreds of people lining the streets of Windsor as well as royalty fans around the world, who were quick to spot that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was in attendance, did not curtsey to Queen Letizia when they met on the Galilee Porch.

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However, Hello magazine reports that this was because this was not the first time the two women had met in the day, as they had previously encountered each other at the Castle before getting into their cars and heading over to the Galilee porch.

According to protocol, it is only necessary for one curtsy to be done when meeting the monarch, so the Duchess would have curtsied to Letizia earlier that morning.

Catherine has come under criticism on social media at the event, with some twitter uses interpreting Catherines behaviour as rude.

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Body language Judi James suggests that Catherine was distracted during her meeting with Queen Letizia, which could have been mistaken for rudeness.

She told Cosmopolitan, “A clue that all might not be as it seems in terms of any hints of slight awkwardness might come from the fact that Kate appears to dislike carRead More – Source