Sharon Stone has angered the people of Norway after "breaking royal protocol and upstaging the country's King and Queen at a banquet."
But she's a star! Royal protocol in Europe dictates that when a King and Queen attend an event, everyone is required to be in their seats when the royal couple make their entrance, making them the last to arrive.
Stone offended the Norwegian royals by strolling into the room 10 minutes after the couple, which "has been interpreted by Norwegians as the actress declaring herself more important than the King."
Stone's faux paus also offended several guests, with former palace official Carl-Erik Grimstad calling it a "violation" of international custom. He tells Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, "When the king is invited to such an event, guests need to have a very good reason for arriving after he does. I'm sure that if she didn't have a good reason, she'll be sorry about it." You think? Sorry for about 10 minutes maybe
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Posted by Gabs at 7:42 AM