Manners Begin at Breakfast

marie chantal

New book by Princess Marie Chantal

The go-to handbook for parents on proper etiquette for children – an indispensable parenting bible for the modern world.

The founder of a successful children’s clothing line, author of an influential parenting blog, and mother of five children, Marie-Chantal of Greece is constantly asked how she manages to do it all. So many of these queries – about proper etiquette for children in our fast-paced, technology-centered world – led her to recognize the need for a modern handbook on children’s manners.

Manners Begin at Breakfast addresses rules of etiquette, including table manners, social media, fashion dos and don’ts, and party conversation. Covering children from infants to teens, it is an essential guide for all parents keen to raise polite, well-rounded children, equipped to thrive in society and develop into confident, successful adults. Illustrated with charming, specially commissioned watercolors, featuring a foreword by designerTory Burch and an introduction by leadingpediatrician Dr.PerriKlass,and writtenin alively, conversational style, it is certain to become a perennial must-have parental resource.


Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is the founder and creative director of Marie-Chantal, an international children’s-wear brand, and author of a parenting blog. Born in London, raised in Hong Kong, and schooled in Switzerland, Paris, and New York, she married Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, in 1995, and they have five children.


Tory Burch is a fashion designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of her own lifestyle brand,Tory Burch LLC. She has three children.

Dr. Perri Klass is a pediatrician, a professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University, and the award-winning author of numerous books on parenting and medicine, as well as the “The Checkup,” the New York Times Well Blog column. She has three children.

Lydia Starkey is an illustrator specializing in hand-drawn watercolor painting and typography. London-based, she works with clients around the world.

Manners Begin at Breakfast by Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece.
Foreword by Tory Burch, Introduction by Dr. Perri Klass, Illustrations by Lydia Starkey.
Published by Vendome Press, available in all good bookstores and online. (5 March, £19.95)