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Would you survive a dinner party at Downton Abbey?

Ever wondered if your dining skills are up to Downton Abbey’s standard? The Sydney School of Protocol share their top tips for perfect etiquette even the Earl of Grantham would be impressed by.

By Blake Nadilo

Downton Abbey might be set in the early '1900s but we could all learn a thing or two from their pristine manners and perfect etiquette, although it might be a good idea to leave out the lessons about deceit, drama and secrets that they seem to relish in.

In an Woman's Day exclusive video Rachel Fenwick and Julie Lamberg-Burnet from The Sydney School of Protocol talk us through the dinner table protocol and decorum that the Ladies and Lords of The Abbey have in spades.

From making an appropriate entrance, to introducing yourself, as well as nailing networking over a meal, Rachel and Julie leave no fine pieces of china unwashed in this in depth look at Downton Abbey level etiquette.

The Crawley family might be swimming in lies, betrayal and an army of servants but there’s no denying that they know how to throw a good dinner party – so who better to learn from?

Get ready to take a leaf out Lady Mary’s book and find out how to make an impressive entrance at even the most high-brow of occasions.Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Downton Abbey season 5, for your dose of British high society drama, treachery and scandal.

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Downton Abbey Season 5 on Blu-ray and DVD from June 4 2015

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