Names on Invitations

titles

In the case of guests, prefixes such as 'His Grace' and 'His Excellency' are omitted, but 'The Right Hon' is included for a privy counsellor who is not a peer.

The prefix 'The Hon' and the suffix 'Esq' are never used.

unmarried guests

An invitation to a pair of guests with a relationship other than husband and wife takes one of the following forms:

- Brother and sister: Mr John Debrett and Miss Emma Debrett

- Mother and son: Mrs George Chesterfield and Mr William Chesterfield (note that invitations to adult offspring are usually sent separately from those to their parents).

- Unmarried couple: Mr Richard Maddox and Miss Ilsa Curzon

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