LET­TERS TO THE EDI­TOR

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

from, and trust me, it’s not ig­no­rance or bad man­ners on my part.

Hon­orifics were dropped by Fair­fax New Zealand more than a year ago for the sake of ac­cu­racy and con­sis­tency.

It was also to en­able sto­ries to be used across a range of plat­forms such as on­line with­out the need to have the sto­ries re­subbed, which is of­ten where er­rors were in­tro­duced.

How­ever, for your in­for­ma­tion, Lady Mar­garet doesn’t take the ti­tle with her first name, as that’s for Dames only (not the wives of knights like Sir Dry­den), so it’s re­ally a crown rule, not a Fair­fax one.

– Edi­tor

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