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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 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


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

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