Viscount | Viscountess

How to Address a Viscount or Viscountess

—-The Viscount Astor
—-The Viscount Colville of Culross

NOTE: When a viscountcy’s name has the compound form ‘(name one) of (name two)’, use the viscountcy’s name in the following way: When (complete name) is called for, use (name one) of (name two), when (name) is called for, use only (name one).

For example, Viscount Colville of Culross is addressed as Lord Colville in conversation. The given name of the titled person is never used.

—-Envelope, official:
—-—-The Right Hon.
—-—-The Viscount (complete name)

—-—-The Right Hon.
—-—-The Viscountess (complete name)

—-—-The Right Hon.
—-—-The Viscount and Viscountess (complete name)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Lord (name):
—-—-Dear Lady (name):


—-—-The Right Hon.
—-—-The Viscount Falmouth

——–—-Dear Lord Falmouth:

—-—-The Right Hon.
—-—-The Viscount Colville of Culross

——–—-Dear Lord Colville:

– Robert Hickey How to Address a Viscount or Viscountess How to Address a Viscount or Viscountess

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