🌟Fourth commemorative interview😊
Her Highness Princess.... our interviewee preferred to remain anonymous😎
But, she authorized us to inform that she belongs to the Bulgarian Royal Family 👑😊
1- How do you understand the royal protocol in today's society?
👸🏼 I think royal protocol is the basis for good manners. So curtsying and bowing may not be done regularly but being respectful and polite should be.
2- Of the most well-know royal protocolary gestures such as the hand kiss, bow and curtsey, do you believe they are applicable in everyday life, among non-royal people?
👸🏼 I don’t think they are applicable to everyday life. But they are beautiful traditions and signs of respect. In some countries they are still observed on special occasions by the general population.
3- Can you share with us some protocolary anecdotes that Your Highness has witnessed?
👸🏼Once visiting King Umberto of Italy I was the first child to greet and curtsied as I had been taught. My brother aged around 5, was behind me. He got a bit nervous and forgot to bow and curtsied instead. And my Uncle, as a true gentleman, did not react and make him feel embarrassed.
4- About precedence: do non-reigning kings (Simeon II and Constantine II) take precedence over de jure kings (Alexander of Serbia, Jean of Orleans, Leka of Albania)? Should the wives of the second curtsey in front of the wives of the first?
👸🏼 I don’t know much about precedence but it looks that technically yes they do.
5- As a woman, what do you think of hand kiss (protocolart or affective)?
👸🏼 It can be either, or both at the same time, depends on where, to whom and how.
6- How does protocol work in the Bulgarian Royal Family?
👸🏼 Tsar Ferdinand took protocol very seriously. My grandfather Tsar Boris was more relaxed perhaps as a result of this but also due to being more down to earth.
👸🏼@royaltyandprotocol Thank you for your wonderful account highlighting the art of protocol.
🌟Our thanks to @royalfamilyofbulgaria for the intermediation🙏🛡😊