Dos & Don'ts in Photos

Dos & Don'ts

catholic Do Teach Your Children to Greet Dignitaries
The Count of Paris receives President Macron

catholic Don't Adopt Buddhist Greetings
King Charles III pushes a pagan agenda on his visit to France

catholic Do Wear a Tie at a Tennis Champions Tournament
The Prince of Wales & his son give good example in the Royal Box

catholic Don’t Sit on the Table in an Interview with the Pope
Youth failing to act respectfully to the Pontiff

catholic Do Offer Flowers to Your Special Guests
The people of South Holland welcome Queen Maxima

catholic Don't Wear Pants on Solemn Occasions, Ladies
Princess Anne dons man's trousers at the Queen's Funeral

catholic Do Use Your Best Tableware for Special Occasions
The Danish Royal family celebrates Queen Margrethe's Golden Jubilee

catholic Don't Pick Your Teeth with Your Fingers
Joe Biden displays his bad manners

catholic Do Show Benevolence to the People You Help
Dr. Denis Mukwege greets the women he helps at Panzi Hospital

catholic Don't Appear in Shorts If You Are a Distinguished Man
Prince Albert of Monaco in a public documentary on ecology

catholic Do Teach Your Children to Have a Noble Composure
Princess Elizabeth at age 5 is serious, calm & content

catholic Don't Be a Woman Soldier
The Duchess of Brabant participates in a commando training course

catholic Do Encourage the Use of Traditional Folk Dress
The Danish & Swedish royal families appear in their traditional costumes

catholic Don't Announce Your Engagement with Immodest Photos
Prince Philippos of Greece in an unseemly pose 

catholic Do Visit the Elderly & Sick
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visits shut-ins during the covid panic

catholic Don't Strive to Act Younger than You Are
Queen Silvia of Sweden dribbles a basketball at a youth center

catholic Do Wear a Suit & Tie Often
This good custom of the movie stars should be imitated

catholic Don't Use Dark Makeup & Fingernail Polish
Hollywood and Disney are spreading macabre customs

catholic Do Dress Well even When You Make Physical Effort
Fred Astaire sets a model for Americans

catholic Don't Look Like a Clown in Public
Prince Emmanuele Filiberto de Savoia impersonates Elton John

catholic Don't Wear Rainbow-Colored Dresses
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa shows a tolerance toward this sin

catholic Do Publicly Commemorate the Feasts of Our Lady
The Prince of Liechtenstein processes to town on the Assumption

catholic Don't Strike Ridiculous Poses in Public
Prince Charles of England jokes around to be more popular

catholic Do Have Your Family Meals with Dignity
King Felipe VI of Spain sets a good example at the table

catholic Don't Promote Satanic Rock Bands
Heiress of the Swedish Crown poses with members of KISS

catholic Do Show Respect to Your Superiors
A young girl catches the attention of Queen Elizabeth

catholic Don't Wear Tennis Shoes in a Wedding Party
An extravagant combination that should be avoided

catholic Don’t Forget Your Necktie When You Are Invested in Dignity
George Bush and Nicolas Sarkosy follow the 'casual revolution'

catholicDo Show Appreciation for the Gifts You Receive
The English royal couple shows us how to receive a gift

catholic Don't Pick Your Nose in Public
Hillary Clinton gives us a bad example

catholic Do Encourage Local Catholic Traditions
Prince Albert of Monaco endorses the Port Wine Makers Guild

catholic Don't Be Too Close to Animals
Queen Sofia experiences an embarrassing moment at the Zoo

catholic Do Pay Homage to Your Superior
Vanessa Redgrave kneels before Prince William

catholic Don't Eat Too Large a Portion at One Time
Angela Merkel shows us how we should not eat

catholic Do Wear Appropriate Mourning Clothes for a Funeral
Some helpful examples of deep and light mourning dress

catholic Don't Push Your Friend on His Derrière
The Duchess of Cornwall makes an enormous gaffe

catholic Do Pick Up an Object a Lady Accidentally Drops
King Carl Gustaf of Sweden gives the example of a perfect gentlemen

catholic Don't Use Mobile Devices when in the Company of Friends
Going online is discourteous to those present

catholic Do Visit Natives Properly Dressed
The visits of Queen Elizabeth II vs. those of Pope John Paul II

catholic Don't Show Your Thighs
The inconvenience of Michelle Obama's poses when she sits

catholic Do Use Opera Glasses when It Is Appropriate
An elegant complement to the Princesses of Denmark

catholic Don't Let your Enthusiasm Make You Neglect Good Customs
Princess Victoria of Sweden tests the strength of weather equipment

catholic Do Perform Willingly when You Are Asked
Princess Elisabeth of Belgium plays the piano for her family

catholic Don’t Try to Appear Younger than Your Age
The Duchess of Alba makes a pitiful figure

catholic Do Wear a Veil at Mass
Jacqueline Kennedy leaves the church dressed with distinction

catholic Don't Wear Short Skirts in the Military
A West Point cadet transgresses rules of discipline and morals

catholic Do Dress up Your Children for Ceremonies
Viscount Lynley enforces the good rules for his children

catholic Don't Put Your Feet on the Furniture
President Barack Obama sets a very bad precedent

catholic Do Dress Your Daughters with Dignity
The Princesses of Belgium have an interesting discussion

catholic Don't Wear Pants in the Presence of the Pope
Angela Merkel scorns the protocol upon receiving the Pope in Germany

catholic Do Kiss the Hand of the Pope
King Juan Carlos of Spain pays a homage of respect and submission

catholic Don't Wear Extravagant Colors in Your Dresses
Michelle Obama provides an example of what not to do

catholic Do Teach Good Manners to Children
Etiquette classes on how to greet Prince William and Princess Catherine

catholic Don't Accept Drinking Challenges
Hillary Clinton tries to prove she can drink like a man

catholic Do Use a Fan in Hot Weather
Princess Mathilde of Belgium chooses an elegant way to cool herself

catholic Don't Put Your Fingers in Your Mouth
Historian David Irving displays a disgusting humor

catholic Do Pay Attention to What Your Hosts Show You
King Albert II of Belgium teaches us how to be good guests

catholic Don't Cover Your Mouth when Whispering
Nicolas Sarkozy shows us what should be avoided

catholic Do Smile Discreetly in Public
Good example at the birthday celebration of King Karl Gustav

catholic Don't Fix Your Make-up in Public
Queen Sylvia of Sweden gives bad example at a formal banquet

catholic Do Cover Your Mouth when Yawning
Princess Claire of Belgium teaches her daughter good manners

catholic Don't Embrace the Queen
Michele Obama makes another glaring breach of protocol

catholic Do Pick up Objects Dropped by Ladies
Prince Frederik of Denmark gives a good example

catholic Don't Kiss Animals
Doing so degrades a man to the level of an animal

catholic Do Wear Dignified Clothing even on Casual Occasions
Prince Philip and the Kennedys giving good example at casual functions

catholic Don't Wear Shorts in Air Force One
Michele Obama offends the dignity of all Americans she should represent

catholic Do Light the Cigarettes of Your Friends
Prince Frederik of Denmark performs this courtesy regularly

catholic Don't Make Grimaces in Public
Senator John McCain loosing his composure

catholic Do Dress Your Children Well
Not so long ago the average American family dressed with dignity

catholic Don't Stand on Tables
Mrs. Betty Ford poses on a White House meeting table

catholic Do Keep Your Jacket Buttoned
Prince Charles of Wales sets good example at the farmers' market

catholic Don't Sit on the Steps
Richard Nixon takes a ridiculous position in the White House garden

catholic Do Kiss the Hand of Ladies
Paul Newman returns to a gallantry that is always well received by ladies

catholic Don't Take off Your Shoes in Public
Princess Beatrix of York gives a bad public example

catholic Do Protect Ladies from the Rain
Prince Felipe of Spain demonstrates how to be a gentleman

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