How to Be Proper

Listing 5.2

Basic Etiquette for a Gentlemen Greeting a Lady Aquaintance

Recourse for a Lady Toward Unpleasant Men Who Persist in Bowing

  1. A simple stare of iciness should suffice in most instances.
  2. A cold bow discourages familiarity without offering insult.
  3. As a last resort: "Sir, I have not the honour of your aquaintance."

Proper Address of Royalty

Your Majesty
To the king or queen
Your Royal Highness
To the monarch's spouse, children, and siblings.
Your Highness
To nephews, nieces, and cousins of the sovereign.