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QUEEN BEGINS VISIT WITH LIMP GREETING
The Queen and the Sultan of Brunei
greeted each other with a limp
handshake at the start of the royal
visit to the sultanate.
A firm handshake is bad manners in
Brunei and is one of several "don'ts"
on which the royal party was briefed.
But Prince Philip inadvertantly broke a
social code by pointing with his index
finger - only a thumb is acceptable.
The Queen walked on a yellow carpet -
the country's regal colour.
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