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Since 2015 William has written a regular tongue-in-teacup column for the world’s most read news website, the MailOnline. He comments on matters of taste, social class, etiquette and civility.


William Hanson provides a step by step guide to your child's first years and reveals why you should hire a nanny before they are born and that trousers should not be worn until the age of seven.

Date: 07/07/2017


According to Femail's etiquette expert William Hanson, taking a leaf out of Kate and Pippa's book could help you to 'stride ahead in your social life'. But the rules have changed in 2017...

Date: 19/06/2017


From the tablecloth to the wine glasses, etiquette expert William Hanson reveals what your culinary accouterments say about your social aspirations and character.

Date: 02/06/2017


Etiquette expert William Hanson believes Pippa Middleton's attempts to out-do her sister - our future Queen - is distasteful and that she should have chosen something more low-key.

Date: 20/05/2017


Etiquette expert William Hanson reveals how millennials are irritating their senior colleagues with their workplace antics and why they really DO need to know their place.

Date: 13/05/2017


Alcohol can be something of a social booby-trap. When choosing what to drink and how to serve it follow my guide to ensure you don’t become socially corked and left in the dank cellar of social solitude.

Date: 27/04/2017


William Hanson found himself impressed with just about every aspect of the hotel's afternoon tea, which features round sandwiches with just one piece of bread and the filling placed on top.

Date: 05/04/2017


William Hanson's plea was prompted by a group of women disturbing his preparation for a talk on table knives. When they sprayed Champagne on his knitwear, that was the final straw.

Date: 22/03/2017

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