After winning the men’s singles final, Federer met briefly with Kate and Prince William, wife Mirka Federer, and other fans. When it was Kate’s turn to greet the champ, she gave three kisses instead of the more typical one or two, presumably because Federer is from Switzerland.
FRANCE: The bise (yes, it’s notorious enough for a name) is complicated: Offer your right cheek as a starting point. The ensuing number of kisses will vary by region, anywhere from one kiss in certain areas to four kisses in huge swaths of the north. Just go with it.
GERMANY: A simple handshake is common here, except between family members and close friends, who may offer kisses with rules that vary by region. Ever the stoic sort, some Germans have recently called to abolish the kiss, which they say snuck its way into their culture from other countries (ahem, France).