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20 ways to eat like a Downton Abbey Lady

We've brought you how to eat like a French, Italian and Japanese woman. And now, after four seasons of being hooked on one stately home and well-spoken family, we present to you a guide to eating like a Downton Lady.

We consulted the UK's leading expert and consultant in etiquette and protocol, William Hanson, over one very fine afternoon tea to find out we're holding our tea cups all wrong, there are rules to napkin sizes, and why dessert is NOT the sweet course that follows dinner.

Downton Abbey is on ITV on Christmas Day at 8.30pm

Words: Sejal Kapadia, picture credit: ITV pictures and Rex Features

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