Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Addressing Princely Etiquette

According to the self-appointed arbiter of Gilded-Age New York society, Ward McAllister, "Sir" and "Ma'am" were the preferred titles for the Prince of Wales and his wife. Above — Albert, Prince of Wales, who later became King George VII, after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. 

"Princely Etiquette"


The Prince of Wales is always addressed, even by his most intimate friends, as "Sir." For example, on approaching, the etiquette is to say, "Sir, good morning." This is followed by one's continually addressing him as "Sir" on every and all other occasions. 

The Princess is always addressed as ''Ma'am." Ward McAllister tells us so. — The Boston Herald, January 1, 1895

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