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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2011, 06:14:44 PM »
Particularly interesting is how CP Cecilie reaches out to shake the hand of the sea captain. Royals usually did not touch or were touched.
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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2011, 06:23:58 PM »
Particularly interesting is how CP Cecilie reaches out to shake the hand of the sea captain.

And particularly poignant that it's a German royal. As you might know, Germans are a very hand-shaking people. Even young people shake hands when meeting their friends.

I can very well imagine how Cecilie was the German Diana of her day. She looks so radiant, especially compared to such contemporary royals as Their Royal Shynesses the Wales sisters.
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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part II
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2011, 06:49:10 PM »
Particularly interesting is how CP Cecilie reaches out to shake the hand of the sea captain. Royals usually did not touch or were touched.

Really? i haver tons of images of her and other royals shaking hands.

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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part II
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2011, 11:47:20 AM »
Yes, I do as well. I think it's one thing if the royal initiates it--no one was supposed to touch royalty first. Remember Carter or Reagan who hugged Elizabeth II first? Scandal!  :)
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« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2011, 02:27:59 PM »
Interesting. I was referring to timeframe of the photo and I believed the point valid up to WWI ish; the main piont being that she did so while it is fairly uncommon to see such a gesture by peers toward average/common people. Love to see photos though that show other royals of the day being so congenial to average folk.
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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part II
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2011, 09:33:52 PM »
I was referring to the pre-WW1 period--the reference to EII was just to show how it's continued into modernity. Most of the photos I have of royals shaking hands are the British royals--namely Queen Mary & King George or a royal like Princess Christian who carried out many engagements and was very visible publicly. George and Mary frequently greeted people on their countless WW1 engagements--everyone from soldiers to nurses. Also some images of them shaking hands with people who had come to see the King as he was leaving Bognor after his illness. They came and walked about for a bit apparently before departing. George V especially liked to stop, talk with, and sometimes shake the hands of soldiers. There's one candid image where a soldier, post-WW1 raced up to the King as he was out for a walk and they had a nice meet & greet. The Schleswig-Holsteins even gave out hugs. I can't speak for KF's collection.

As for Cecile, I wonder what the occasion was. The caption says he was a Naval flier and they are on the beach with him in uniform. I wonder if he had just successfully completed a flight for royal observation? (Doesn't erfolgriechen mean 'successful' or something similar?) They obviously didn't meet just strolling along.  :)
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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2011, 09:22:02 PM »
thanks for the clarification. The wartime conduct was different than the peacetime, was it not? Treating the troops with handshakes and warmth was necessary to keep the morale up, but perhaps that was nothing new and the image of Cecilie well before 1914 was not so uncommon. I've just not seen similar images of that time.
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« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2011, 09:22:14 AM »
Those were just some examples I've given. I don't want to divert the thread but there are many pre-WW1 and post-WW1 (ie the Bognor example) regarding the British royals.

Also, the man Cecile shaking hands with was a naval aviator, not a common person on the street. Can anyone decipher the rest of the caption? I believe it's congratulating him on a successful flight but am not sure.
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« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2011, 09:39:41 AM »
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« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2011, 07:25:01 AM »
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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2011, 04:47:04 PM »
Those were just some examples I've given. I don't want to divert the thread but there are many pre-WW1 and post-WW1 (ie the Bognor example) regarding the British royals.

Also, the man Cecile shaking hands with was a naval aviator, not a common person on the street. Can anyone decipher the rest of the caption? I believe it's congratulating him on a successful flight but am not sure.

As you assume the capture of the picture says: Crownprincess Cecilie congratulates a sucessful navy flier.

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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part II
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2011, 04:21:56 PM »
I love this picture especially for the spontaneity of Cecilia

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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part II
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2011, 07:57:44 AM »
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