Debrett's and Tatler to Teach Posh Kids How To Tweet

By James O Malley on at

It's a hard life being young and posh. I mean, how are you supposed to figure out whether to spend the summer in Saint Tropez or Dubai? And how can it be fair that you can't bring your horse with you?

The good news is that etiquette guide Debrett's has teamed up with Tatler magazine to try to tackle some common headaches in the lives of the aristocracy, and is launching a number of new courses to help prepare kids for a life of inherited privilege - with a big focus on behaviour online.

According to the Evening Standard there's five different courses on offer.

The "Coming of Age" course will teach 13-16 year olds how to communicate with adults - with a particular focus on digital etiquette. This entails instruction on the impact of social media, managing your reputation online and how to navigate personal relationships. Presumably Debrett's will teach the Tory Peers of tomorrow how not to act as crassly as the Rich Kids of Instagram.

The "Finishing School" course will teach young people how to dress appropriately for meetings as well as offer tips on how to make video CVs, which are apparently a thing now. It will also address dining etiquette in a module taught at Claridge's, addressing tricky questions like "Can I eat asparagus with my hands?"

"Best of British" will run important skills like the art of smalltalk, how to make a good first impression and the different rules and regulations that are important to what posh people call "the season".

"Style and the Season" also covers this important part of the high society calendar, as well as style tips - when you should wear lounge suit, and when should you wear a cocktail suit? Finally, some answers.

And finally there's a "Hosting and Entertainment" course that will teach kids how to host a dinner party - and which different knives and forks to use for each part.

Sadly pricing isn't listed on Debrett's website, but let's face it - if you have to ask, you can't afford it anyway. [Evening Standard]