J S Curl gives an example on page 216 of "The Victorian Celebration of
Death", (Sutton, 2000, ISBN 0-7509-2318-0.)
In describing the funeral of the Duke of Wellington:
"Etiquette did not permit the Queen to attend the funeral of one of her
In message <001401c67cfb$9ac86e20$1000000a@gateway>, Chris Watts
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From: "David G Jackson" <David_G_Jackson(a)old-hickory.demon.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [SoG] no women allowed
...and yet Queen Victoria was not present at her beloved Albert's funeral.
I get the impression that the Royal Family often do things that the upper
and middle classes would not but which the lower classes are happy to do.
The example that come to mind is the use of fish knives and forks which are,
I understand, not used by royalty.
Am I over generalising??
David G Jackson