William Hanson

A trusted authority on matters of etiquette, manners and good taste

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Britain’s Youngest Etiquette Expert
Columnist for MailOnline
Works with Royal and VIP households

William Hanson is a trusted authority on matters of etiquette, manners and good taste.

Since achieving the title of ‘Britain’s Youngest Etiquette Expert,’ he has gone on to work within Royal and VIP households, coach diplomats, businessmen, schools and colleges and advise several multi-national brands such as Bentley, Champagne Bollinger, The Ritz, London and WeWork.

William is an engaging speaker, delivering humorous and informative talks to national and international audiences, having taken his expertise around the world to teach etiquette in countries such as China, India, Monaco and Russia.

William is a columnist for MailOnline where he employs his candour and wit to write on the etiquette of modern society, from how to correctly write your emails to avoiding disastrous dinner dates. He is also frequently quoted in such publications as The Times, the Sun and the Telegraph. His first book is the best-selling The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette which explores etiquette and decorum at all stages of our lives.

He is a popular guest on various radio and television programmes including BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon, BBC Breakfast, CNN, Sky News and ITV’s This Morning. William was also the resident expert on the hit ITV daytime show Let’s Do Lunch with Gino & Mel.

Since 2018 he has co-hosted the hit podcast Help I Sexted My Boss, answering listeners’ intriguing and unusual dilemmas about everyday life.

William sees that good manners are not just part of a bygone age but are in fact timeless and he strives to make them accessible and comprehensive to everyone.

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