Ladies and gentlemen, may I welcome you to the Bad Manners Awards 2016?
The judging committee (of one) has spent weeks deciding which members of the Royal family, politicians and celebrities deserve one of these most galling of gongs to mark a grievous breach of protocol or lapse in mannerly judgement over the past year.
Recipient: President-elect Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton (joint winners)
Well, at least Hilary has won something this year. I'm sure she's thrilled.
At the time of the third presidential debate in October both candidates churlishly refused to greet or bid farewell to the other in the custom of the handshake.
Recipient: Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (joint winners)
Despite the reported success of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official visit to Canada back in September, timekeeping needs to be looked at for future trips.
There were multiple instances of the glamourous royalty keeping Canadians waiting, including the arrival, where the family took a whole 20 minutes to disembark in order to be greeted by the Canadian welcome party.
The Queen would have been down the stairs like a shot as soon as the aircraft came to a final halt.
They also arrived 40 minutes late for the official welcome and were running late to an event in Vancouver, too.
Recipient: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Full marks to Prince George for giving the patronising high-five of the Canadian prime minister the eye.
Who greets a member of any royal family, however young, with a high five?
BEST THROWING TOYS OUT OF PRAM
Recipient: His Royal Highness Prince Harry
Who can forget Prince Harry's unprecedented communique to the media a few months ago over the then speculation over his girlfriend Meghan Markle?
Whatever happened to ‘Never complain; never explain' – the unofficial motto of the House of Windsor?
The media are annoying, we get that, Your Royal Highness, but there may have been more dignified ways for you (and the establishment you represent) to air your concerns.
Recipient: Britney Spears
Britney, YOU drive me crazy for appearing on Loose Women smacking gum like it's 1998 as the panel interrogate you.
Have some respect for those who are promoting your work and hosting you to remove the gum before the interview begins.
Frankly, this sort of behaviour means you are very much still a girl and definitely not yet a woman.
WORST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Recipient: Lindsay Lohan
Nothing tops the insensitivity and stupendous lack of awareness as Lohan's insensitive post five months ago.
The actress posted on Instagram a seemingly heartfelt missive after the attacks in Nice and Turkey. But she paired it with a photo of her in some skimpy lingerie attempting to look seductive.
Recipient: Kim Kardashian
No Bad Manners Awards could be complete without a mention of a Kardashian, could it?
As the socialite arrived at Kylie Jenner's 19th birthday party in August she alighted her sports car in such a cack-handed (cack-legged, I suppose) way that meant that more was glimpsed than intended.
Kim, it's so simple and entry-level Finishing School stuff: keep knees and ankles together and swivel.