Former Wife of a Marquess
If a marriage between a marquess and marchioness has been dissolved, the former wife (although no longer a peeress) may continue to use her title as a marquess's wife, preceded by her forename (unless she remarries*).
How to address the Former Wife of a Marquess
The recommended (social) style of address is as follows:
|Beginning of letter||Dear Lady Audley|
|End of letter||Yours sincerely|
|Envelope||Elizabeth, Marchioness of Audley|
|Verbal communication||Lady Audley|
|Invitation||Elizabeth, Lady Audley|
|Description in conversation||Lady Audley|
|List of Directors or Patrons||Elizabeth, Marchioness of Audley|
|Place card||Elizabeth, Marchioness of Audley|
|Legal document||Elizabeth, Marchioness of Audley|
*If the former wife of a marquess subsequently remarries she adopts her style of address from her present husband. Thus if Elizabeth, Marchioness of Audley, marries Mr Charles Robinson she becomes Mrs Charles Robinson.
Former Wife of a Marquess by Courtesy
She is styled as the former wife of a marquess.