Sunday, September 18, 2022

Etiquette for Addressing Royalty

Writing to His Majesty the King Buckingham Palace London (England on cables and envelopes only) — Photo source, Pinterest



How to Address British Royals, British Officials and Individuals 

It is exceptional for a private individual to address a King, Queen, or other member of a royal family. A foreigner should address them only through the regular diplomatic or other proper channel. An American citizen in addressing any member of the royal family or nobility or anv foreign official may use the American form of formal address and close. 

THE KING writing to His Majesty the King Buckingham Palace London (England on cables and envelopes only) 
Letter opening: Sir or Your Majesty
Closing: Yours very respectfully or Yours respectfully speaking to Your Majesty. 
In prolonged conversation, Sir introducing or referring to His Majesty the King 
Note: In England the form for letter closing always properly begins with “Yours.” The term “My dear” is the intimate form of opening, “Dear” the formal quite the opposite of the American form. 

THE QUEEN writing to Her Majesty the Queen Buckingham Palace London (England on cables and envelopes only) 
Letter opening: Your Majesty
Closing: Yours very respectfully or Yours respectfully speaking to Your Majesty. 
In prolonged conversation, Ma'am introducing or referring to Her Majesty the Queen 

A ROYAL PRINCE OR A ROYAL DUKE writing to His Royal Highness the Duke of Trent, K.G. 
Local address Letter opening: Sir 
Closing: Yours respectfully speaking to Your Royal Highness. 
In prolonged conversation, Sir introducing or referring to His Royal Highness the Duke of Trent or His Royal Highness, Prince Thomas 

A ROYAL PRINCESS OR A ROYAL DUCHESS writing to Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal Local address Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Trent, Local address 
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Local address 
Letter opening: Madam
Closing: Yours respectfully speaking to Your Royal Highness. 
In prolonged conversation, Ma'am introducing or referring to Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal —From “Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette : A Guide to Gracious Living,” 1957


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