How to Behave at the Royal Wedding
What do you do when you have 1,900 guests attending your wedding, and every moment will be filmed by multiple TV cameras? You send all of your guests a 22-page etiquette book about how to behave at the wedding; and that’s exactly what the Royal Family just did!
Some of the rules are fairly standard: Don’t try to upstage the bride by wearing a white or cream dress. Keep your cell phones on silent.
In case you have not yet met the Queen, there are instructions for that, too: When Her Majesty enters or leaves, all guests must curtsy or bow. Do not offer your hand to the Queen; it is she who puts her hand out first. In conversation with the Queen, she is to be addressed directly as ma’am.
Men who are serving in the armed forces should don military attire. Other men shall wear a lounge or morning suit. Top hats must be carried, but not worn, inside of the church.
How to handle the masses of cutlery at your table setting? Start from the outside and move inward. Regarding the tea cups, only the cup — not the saucer — is to be lifted, and it must be returned to the saucer after each sip.
The catering staff has been given strict instructions to keep their heads down and not look at any of the royals while serving at the wedding; they must act as discreetly as possible.
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