Here, First Lady Brigitte Macron breaks royal etiquette in a meeting with Queen Camilla

Here, First Lady Brigitte Macron breaks royal etiquette in a meeting with Queen Camilla

Thursday 6 June marked 80 years to the day that the Allies invaded Normandy in Nazi-occupied France, during World War II.

Among those attending the commemoration ceremony were Crown Prince Haakon (50), US President Joe Biden (81), French President Emmanuel Macron (46), and King Charles (75).

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The latter's two wives, First Lady Brigitte Macron (71 years old) and Queen Camilla (76 years old), also attended. Their meeting subsequently made headlines in the international media.

Heads of State: King Charles and President Emmanuel Macron, with their wives Queen Camilla and Brigitte Macron.  Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Pool/AFP/NTP

Heads of State: King Charles and President Emmanuel Macron, with their wives Queen Camilla and Brigitte Macron. Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Pool/AFP/NTP
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The meeting was of the most embarrassing kind, as he among others writes Electronic news.

After placing flowers at the memorial, the two women took a few steps back to pay their respects. The First Lady then chooses to hold the Queen's hand.

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She shouldn't do that. The site continues to violate royal etiquette.

In the photos you can see that Camilla does not return Brigitte's handshake, and keeps her hand to herself. This led to an awkward moment where you could see the First Lady reaching out and then holding the Queen's hand around hers.

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Photo: Chris Jackson, pool photo via AP/NTB

Photo: Chris Jackson, pool photo via AP/NTB
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Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay/NTB

Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay/NTB
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The whole thing was also captured in a video published by the DailyMail which was noticed by several people on X/Twitter.

He mocked: - Tampon

He mocked: – Tampon


It appears in the video that Camila was not interested in holding Brigitte's hand. But it's also possible that the Queen simply didn't register the First Lady's gesture.

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The 71-year-old quickly left the British Queen's hands.

Charles, on the other hand, seemed to take a more casual approach to etiquette during the meeting.

Among other things, the 75-year-old kissed the French First Lady on the hand when they met.

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According to them, there is no mandatory way to behave when meeting the British royal family Royal Family website.

However, there are traditions one should (and prefer) follow in Great Britain.

For men, this is a goat with only a head, but for women they must refuse. You can also shake hands in the usual way.

Hidden Hint: - That says it all

Hidden Hint: – That says it all


When introducing oneself to the Queen and King, the correct formal manner is “Your Majesty” or “Ma'am”/”Sir”. As for other members of the royal family, their “royal adoption” applies to them.

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