I think the members at Harrow may have done it out of respect, and in Rochester it was not used at all except in a friendly environment where we were congratulating him. That may even have been the case at Harrow. IDK.
I suppose it's forbidden to be used in an official sense, like how they wont let me hand out business cards with "Doctor" on them. Oddly, one of my friends is officially a Countess, however that works, but I'm not sure what perks that comes with.
But congratulations are certainly in order, and I'm glad this sort of thing is recognised.
As if it would somehow be possible to prohibit addressing someone as "sir", or being addressed as "sir"?
As a result of so many young people being involved in the military, the use of "sir" is very common. When I am addressed as "sir" I always look over my shoulder first to see it there is an officer or an older person behind me.
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I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.