LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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.