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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.


Etiquette expert William Hanson gives his top tips on enjoying a first class holiday this summer from picking a destination and what accommodation to book right down to the airline you opt for.

Date: 20/07/2018


Mr Hanson checks into the noble Pierre hotel on the Upper East Side and the contemporary Mandarin Oriental on the Upper West Side. Find out which one gets his vote.

Date: 11/07/2018


Amid the royal baby boom, British etiquette expert William Hanson reveals how people without children can navigate their way through congratulating the proud parents on their new arrival.

Date: 22/06/2018


In conversation it would now be the protocol to refer to Meghan as, ‘Your Royal Highness’ and then ‘Ma’am’ (to rhyme with ham, not farm).

Date: 19/05/2018


Five-star hotels are a worthwhile treat. But they can be a bit bizarre, with conventions that are sometimes a mystery even to seasoned well-heeled travellers. Mr Hanson is here to help.

Date: 27/04/2018


FEMAIL's etiquette expert William Hanson tackles some of the common misconceptions around royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle's big day, which is now less than a month away.

Date: 21/04/2018


According to etiquette expert William Hanson, adding the gift registry to the invitation and a lengthy gap between the service and the wedding breakfast are among the major faux pas to avoid.

Date: 26/03/2018


Etiquette expert William Hanson says Meghan Markle's beagle Guy will be a welcome addition to the royal family when she marries Prince Harry in May because he is an upper class breed of dog.

Date: 23/02/2018

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