Manner Monday®: Dinner with the Duke and Duchess

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As I mentioned back in June, I recently had the opportunity of a lifetime, where my Aunt, sister and I attended a fundraiser for the East Anglia Children’s Hospice with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  It was a small, intimate, affair with 80 people in attendance for dinner at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, England.

I also promised as soon as I had official photos to share, I would pass them along.  The Taste of Norfolk committee also shared a video of the event.

It was truly a fabulous evening where I was able to put into practice all that we teach in our classes:  basic conversation skills, formal introductions, shaking hands, formal continental dining rules, formal dinner conversation rules, and the list goes on.

I hope you enjoy the photos and the video.

My sister, Audrey Seeliger, and I visiting with William, the Duke of Cambridge.


My sister and I visiting with the Duchess of Cambridge.


Houghton Hall, where the event took place.


The Grand Stone Hall at Houghton, with the EACH Choir singing from the balcony.


In this video, you can hear the EACH Hospice Choir singing, they were amazing.


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Thanks for reading!
Carey Sue

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