Are you checking your mail daily for the invitation to arrive. As a public service I want to give you a “Save the Date” warning, April 29, 2011 is the date Prince William will wed Kate Middleton in West Minster Abbey. I am sure you won’t want to miss it.
I have always believed in being prepared, so just in case you happen to run into the Queen of England or other royal person at the wedding, here are some of the official rules for meeting royalty
• Women should curtsy and men should nod their heads
• If the Royal person offers a hand, the handshake should be short and not hard
• Allow the Queen or other royal person to leave the room first; backs should never be turned toward the Queen
• During meals, the Queen eats first and when she stops the others at the table stop
• If something drops at dinner do not speak; someone will retrieve it quietly and without fanfare
So why all the fuss? Because there is a place for showing honor to a person of a superior position. Honor is a key ingredient to any relationship. The Bible is clear, both in family and in society in general, in that He expects us to honor others (Eph. 6:2, 1 Pet. 3:7, 2:17). We often seek honor for ourselves when we need to heap it on others. So you may not meet a king or queen this week but there is someone in your life that you need to treat like one; do it to honor the God who has made us all.
So you and I can both show honor in the biblical sense regardless if we get an royal wedding invitation not.