Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philp, had been in attendance on the Royal Windsor Cup polo match in 2018, seated on the sidelines to observe the motion. One of many prime horse occasions on this planet, it commonly attracts the who’s-who in each Britain and past, together with celebrities like Susan Sarandon, whose son was invited to DJ the occasion afterward.
Conventional protocol says that it’s best to wait to be launched to the monarch (aka, she has to deem you worthy of her time), however Saradon simply determined to go for it, marching up and saying “howdy!” Moreover, we’re fairly positive we did not see a small curtsy earlier than the actor reached out and politely shook the queen’s hand. Whether or not Sarandon meant to buck custom or was unaware of the correct etiquette, Her Majesty did not appear to thoughts. The pair had been seen exchanging nice smiles whereas Prince Philip regarded on. Some say he was unimpressed with the American actor’s forwardness, whereas others declare he might not have acknowledged her.
Sarandon has been to the UK earlier than, however this was her first recognized encounter with the royal household. Subsequently, we’re not shocked that she wasn’t within the know concerning the guidelines of greeting a royal member of the family, which says ladies ought to give a slight curtsy. The palace is evident that the general public will not be held to those formalities, as the principles aren’t compulsory, however for individuals who want to “observe conventional kinds,” their pointers are a should.