How do you address a letter to someone with the title "Sir"?


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When addressing a letter to someone with a knighthood, the socially accepted method of address is to include the title "Sir" before including their full name. This method of address only applies to nationals of the British Empire; foreign nationals are not entitled to use the formal prefix "Sir."

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Under the British knighthood system, there are two types of knighthoods that can be granted. These are Knights of the Orders of Chivalry and Knights Bachelor. A knight belonging to a chivalric order carries letters after his name. The letters indicate which order he belongs to. A Knight Bachelor, on the other hand, does not carry letters after his name. A title of Knighthood is not inherited after death.

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