Names on Invitations
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.
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