"Australia's socialist PM under fire for failing to curtsey to the Queen (or bothering to wear a hat)"
Haha, wow, the Daily Mail's nickname for Gillard is apparently "The Lizard of Oz." This above a quote from an actual courtesy expert who notes that "There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting the Queen or members of the Royal Family."
@jfruh I think that gets trotted out a lot. I lived in Queensland in 2000 or so and I remember some scandal where some official touched the queen on the small of her back as she was going up some stairs and there was a similar hullabaloo. Most of it is vague but "The Lizard of Oz" definitely stands out, but maybe this guy has a reputation for this kind of stuff?
Edit: HA! Since it was a lady this time it seems that "Lizard of Oz" is definitely the go to for Aussie officials that don't suck up to the queen enough.
Oh puhleeze…"Oooh, I'm a Queen…curtsy to me peasant! ". The world should be aghast at these doddering British anachronisms. We're the 99.999s damnit.
What Would Reggie Jackson Do?
At least she didn't wear pants like a certain other prime minister.
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