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Joint forms of address

Joint Forms of Address

Invitations to private functions were traditionally addressed only to the wife, when sent to the home address, with the names of both husband and wife inscribed on the invitation itself. Joint forms of address to private invitations are now more often preferred, however, and the following examples of names on envelopes may be useful.

  • The Duke and Duchess of Somerset
  • The Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury
  • The Earl and Countess of Radnor
  • The Viscount and Viscountess Slim
  • The Lord and Lady Maclay
  • Lord and Lady John Manners
  • Mr Simon and Lady Victoria Leatham
  • Lt-Colonel the Hon John and Mrs Smith
  • Major James and the Hon Mrs Smith
  • The Reverend John and Mrs May
  • The Hon Guy and Lady Moira Black
  • The Hon William and Mrs White
  • Mr Donald Home and the Countess of Blackadder
  • The Rt Hon John and Mrs Brown
  • Mr John and the Hon Mrs Green
  • Mr and Mrs Thomas Grey
  • Dr John and Dr Jane Watkins
  • Mr Mark and the Reverend Hazel Pugh