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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'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


Etiquette expert William Hanson reveals the cardinal sins of the workplace that are making you look unprofessional with tattoos considered a big no- no.

Date: 15/03/2017


Etiquette expert William Hanson insists that decanters, canteens, bellboards and even horses are necessary to be able to call your home upper-class.

Date: 24/02/2017


William Hanson has given his verdict on whether your relationship is common. He says drinking Prosecco and having pet names are bad. Celebrating Valentine's Day and giving big cards are out too.

Date: 14/02/2017


Etiquette expert William Hanson has revealed the top social media faux pas - including gym selfies, sharing relationship milestones, taking photos of your food and 'lonely' mirror selfies.

Date: 08/02/2017


The Washington Hilton, Capital Hilton and Hay-Adams in DC have all hosted presidential balls and dinners. Here Mr Hanson reveals how they keep presidents safe and well fed.

Date: 03/02/2017


William says we should consider what our choice of bedtime fashion says about our hopes and dreams. He claims slippers are high-class, but says that sleeping naked means you're 'oversexed'.

Date: 13/01/2017


New Year's resolutions can be a social minefield, according to etiquette expert William Hanson. Here he explains which aspects to avoid when it comes to your annual bout of self-improvement.

Date: 06/01/2017

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