Ditch gin and tonic, iPads and air fresheners if you want to be upper class in 2010, says Tatler… but you can fly Easyjet

The society bible has revealed the guidelines to raising your rank next year, and what characteristics will bring you down.

If you are looking to fit in with aristocrats, there are some very surprising things you should do and have.

Alongside the obvious champagne, upper class people will relish having a job, eating bread and being into astrology.

And if you are looking to book a holiday next year, Tatler advise should choose Sweden or Athens and avoid France (except for Paris).

Surprisingly, you should fly by easyJet instead of British Airways, which could be good for the purse-strings.



Celebrity-haunt Soho Farmhouse, where Meghan Markle is said to have booked for her hen do, is also a big no-no if you want to be upper class.

And Windsor, where Prince Harry and Meghan got married in May, should also be avoided at all costs.

The new upper class of 2019 will also not be seen whiling away their time on the likes of Tinder or iPads, but will instead indulge in audiobooks and having a much older best friend.

Also out are having a trophy spouse, using mouthwash and buying wet wipes.

HOW TO BE UPPER CLASS IN 2019

WHAT TO AVOID IF YOU WANT TO BE UPPER CLASS IN 2019

If you fancy a tipple, elaborate gin and tonics and most white wines are also a huge no (sorry), and the upper class will be caught sipping on SodaStream and Yorkshire Tea.

Meanwhile, dining out should involve eating fried eggs and avoiding dips.

The Tatler guide says: “A complicating factor in modern U-usage is that for years it has been cool not to be U.



“Sixty years of rock stars and Hollywood actors dominating the scene means nobody wants to seem upper class, even if they are.

“So being U has evolved to mean other things. It is about taste, and style, and culture.”

So do you think you’ll make the cut next year?

See the full Tatler feature in the January issue available on digital download and newsstands now.


Etiquette expert William Hanson reveals the words that prove you’re upper class.

Meanwhile, Kate Fox, a social anthropologist and author of Watching the English, has revealed everyday words you’ll never hear the Queen say.

And, this is the one thing the royal family are banned from doing – even if you ask them nicely.

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