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    addressing honorable women

    When officially addressing an honorable woman,
    is it always 'Her...' and not 'His...'?
    1. Her Excellency Anne Jones
    Ambassador of COUNTRY NAME
    (never His Excellency Anne Jones?)
    2. Her Grace the Duchess of PLACE NAME
    (never His Grace the Duchess of...?)
    Thank you.

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    Re: addressing honorable women

    If you're addressing them, use 'your excellency'. If you're talking about them, use 'her'.

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