Ah, royal protocol.
It has come to our consideration that whereas Queen Camilla elegantly made her 2023 Wimbledon debut at the moment, she was not greeted by the gamers as, say, Queen Elizabeth II would have been greeted.
On Wednesday, the spouse of King Charles III attended the elite tennis event on the All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership in London; it was her first day on the Grand Slam championship this yr, in addition to her first ever as queen consort. She in fact sat within the royal field, the place she was joined by sister Annabel Elliot and Prince Albert II of Monaco. In keeping with custom, Camilla wore a tennis-chic long-sleeved white costume with navy stripes, a woven beige tote, pearl earrings, and layers of gold jewellery.
Whereas tennis gamers definitely observed the senior royal’s presence, they didn’t bow or curtsy in her route, as athletes usually do when members of the royal household are seated within the field.
However there’s a easy motive for this.
In 2003, the Duke of Kent—then president of the All England membership—dictated that gamers not needed to bow or curtsy to royals who have been getting into or leaving the Centre Courtroom, except these royals have been the sovereign or their successor (at the moment, Queen Elizabeth and then-Prince Charles). As a result of Camilla is neither (and nor are her sister or Prince Albert), she was not greeted with a bow or curtsy.
However as images from the day present, all stays effectively at Wimbledon.
Rosa Sanchez is the senior information editor at Harper’s Bazaar, engaged on information because it pertains to leisure, style, and tradition. Beforehand, she was a information editor at ABC Information and, previous to that, a managing editor of celeb information at American Media. She has additionally written options for Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Forbes, and The Hollywood Reporter, amongst different retailers.