The paparazzi are constantly taking photos of the royals making their way down the stairs when going to a charity event or A-list evening. Have you ever observed how they keep cool, calm and collected while walking down? Here are some common tips to keep in mind:
Stand on the left. In many countries, the general rule is to walk on the staircase's left side. This allows for a smooth traffic flow and helps avoid collisions with people moving in the opposite direction.
Steady does it. Try to maintain a consistent walking pace when using the stairs, and avoid sudden stops or changes in direction, as this can create people bumping into each other.
Staircase blockage. Avoid stopping to talk to friends or slowly walking and having a video conversation whilst on the stairs. If you need to stop, move to the side, allowing others to pass without obstruction.
A stair at a time. When climbing or descending the stairs, it's best to take one step at a time and look towards the direction you need to go. This helps maintain balance and reduces the risk of tripping or accidents.
Pass on the left. If you need to pass someone on the stairs, do so on the right side. Give a friendly "excuse me" or nod as you pass to avoid startling the person.
Personal space. Respect other people's personal space when using the stairs. Avoid crowding too closely or pushing past. Maintain a comfortable ‘social’ distance to ensure everyone feels at ease.
Top Tip >> Hold the handrail: If the stairs have handrails, use them as a guide rather than gripping them for dear life. Watch how Her Majesty The Late Queen Elizabeth II walked down the stairs with elegance and grace >> Note how the Queen balances herself with her hands!
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