It was a shining example of French gallantry as the country's President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed a special royal visitor to the Elysee Palace.
As Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria approached the entrance, the French leader bent down and politely kissed her hand.
The president, and his glamorous wife Carla Bruni, also shook hands with the princess and her new husband Prince Daniel.
The Swedish visitors are finishing up their first ever joint trip abroad.
Tthey have been commemorating 200 years since the coronation of the French-born crown prince of Sweden, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte.
On Tuesday they toured the king's former chateau at de la Grange at Savigny-le-Temple, south of Paris.
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