I’m an etiquette expert and here’s the correct way to greet people, it’s what the Queen always did

AN ETIQUETTE expert has revealed how to properly greet someone new – without saying “How are you?”

Grant Harrold, originally from Airdrie, worked for the royal family for six years.

Grant Harrold is an etiquette expert and worked for the royal family for six years


Grant Harrold is an etiquette expert and worked for the royal family for six yearsPhoto credit: (@the_royal_butler)

Between 2005 and 2011 he was the butler to the current King Charles and Queen Camilla at Highgrove House.

And from time to time he also served under the late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

The former butler describes himself as Britain’s leading “royal etiquette expert” and trains other housekeepers in the UK.

As an etiquette coach, he now creates videos on social media (@the_royal_butler) and advises Brits on good food and good manners.

In a recent clip, he revealed how you should always greet someone when you meet them for the first time.

And he revealed that it was the expression the late queen always used.

Grant said: “Ladies and gentlemen, it is the right thing to tell someone when you meet them. Just like the late queen did.”

“When we meet someone for the first time, we don’t walk up and say, How are you? How are you doing? How are you doing?

“We always say how nice to see you. And if you’ve met her before, you can say how nice it is to see you again.”

“After all, the late Elizabeth II did this, and if it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for you.”

Grant previously revealed how to use cutlery correctly.

He explained in a video: “Ladies and gentlemen, please remember that such a beautiful sandwich, when presented to you, can be quite substantial and we are not anacondas.”

“So you take your knife and cut off a little piece, and that piece is easier to handle.”

This also applies to burgers.

He explained: “When we eat a burger we use a knife and fork.

“We never use our hands, unless of course you’re Fred Flintstone.”

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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