Names on Invitations

titles

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

The prefix The Honourable and the suffix Esquire are never used. In both cases a man is shown as Mr John Smith.

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 Brown and Miss Elizabeth Brown

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

- Unmarried couple: Mr Richard Blaine and Miss Ilsa Bond

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