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In 1887, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show went to the American Exhibition in England, where Oakley met Edward, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, Princess Alexandra. Royal protocol dictated that the Prince be greeted first, but it was no secret that Edward was having an affair, and to show her support for Alexandra, Oakley shook her hand first, saying, "You'll have to excuse me, please, because I am an American and in America, ladies come first."
Bibliography: Wills, Chuck. Annie Oakley: A photographic story of a life. New York: DK Publishing, 2007. Print.
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