The Royal Butler's Etiquette Blog

So here are my top 5 tips on telephone etiquette for any self-respecting user of the modern or old-fashioned communicating device.

Saint Valentine’s Day

Arguably one of the most romantic days of the year falls on the 14 February. We are constantly reminded in the shops, online and from your loved ones that you must remember to buy a card, present or flowers for that special person in your life. As...

Do you know your Christmas Etiquette? Here is Grant Harrold, The Royal Butler's top tips for Christmas.

It is that time of year again when everyone is getting ready for Christmas. Unlike in the days of our grandparents, these days the Christmas build-up begins in July. However, when it comes to the famous office party, this is only first mentioned around October/November...

Cars only came into global use during the 20th century. However, the year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car, when German inventor Karl Benz built his Benz Patent-Motorwagen. 

Cars did not become widely available until the early 20th century. One of th...

The Season refers to the The London Social Season which evolved in the 17th and 18th centuries. In was at its height in the 19th century. The aristocratic families in the United Kingdom who owned a country home as their main residence, would then spend parts of the yea...

Barbecue or barbeque (informally BBQ or barby/barbies) is both a cooking method and an apparatus. Barbecuing is done slowly over low indirect heat as the food is flavored by the smoke while the English word "barbecue" and its cognates in other languages come from the S...

Afternoon tea is one of Britain’s greatest pastimes and is very much set in British tradition. There are many variations on this iconic meal and a lot of confusion over the etiquette and guidelines of the correct procedures to enjoy afternoon tea. 

Let’s begin with the...

For those of us residing in the UK, believe it or not we are officially in summer, however there are those of us that don't quite understand summer etiquette. “Is there such a thing?” you may ask! Yes there is and I have created my top ten rules to keep all of you love...

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