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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 checked into Travelodge's London City hotel to experience one of the chain's enhanced chambers. Find out why he thinks the new features 'aren't worth making a fuss over'...

Date: 13/09/2018


Etiquette expert William Hanson said mothers hoping to complete the school run with poise should look to the always poised Duchess of Cambridge as a role model.

Date: 07/09/2018


Princess Margaret owned a holiday home - Les Jolies Eaux - on Mustique and MailOnline Travel's William Hanson found that the island is still the Caribbean eden it was for her.

Date: 28/07/2018


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

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