British manners are an institution in themselves, and while saying “please” and “thank you” is straightforward enough, the more old-fashioned traditions of etiquette can seem an absolute minefield.
Most people believe that there was once a “golden age” of glorious, British politeness, but recent studies find we still care very much about bad manners and unkindness from both friends and strangers.
Fortunately Debrett’s – widely regarded to be the authority on good manners – has an online guide to help you avoid committing a social faux-pas.
Using their advice on dress codes, meeting royalty, apologising, introductions and hasty exists, we’ve put together a quiz to see whether you’d earn their approval.
Give it a go and let us know how you get on.
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