According to The Financial Express:
Their day begins with a lecture from Mme Neri on protocol. It soon becomes clear that, for some people, seating your guests at dinner can be a worryingly complicated affair.
Where should you put the second son of a duke, for example? Is he more important than a daughter? Which country’s ambassador takes precedence?
“We’ve been taught how to dress appropriately,” says Jessica. “And how to eat correctly, how to have polite conversation. It’s a good experience, to know how to behave better.”
“Etiquette and table manners, these are the soft skills that are important,” insists Sonom.
Nobility.org Editorial comment: —
Some years ago a senior TFP member, a diplomat’s son, held open an elevator door and waited for a woman to enter before him. Being egalitarian, she took offence, and instead of showing herself gracious and grateful, she snapped at him rudely: “You did that because I’m a lady!”
Well schooled in the finer arts, the TFP member answered evenly: “No, ma’am. I did it because I’m a gentleman.”