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Suppose Jennifer Boyle is a married woman and her husband is Peter Smith. This woman is an ambassador of one country assigned to our country. She is introduced here as Jennifer Boyle. As an ambassador, however, I have to respect her especially when I speak to her in a formal situation, such in an audience (especially when I asked her about her country's policy).

Then my questions are:

  • What is the proper way to address her? Should I call her Madam Jennifer? Madam Boyle? Madam Smith? Ms. Jennifer? Ms. Boyle? Mrs. Jennifer? Mrs. Boyle? Mrs. Smith? Or what?
  • When I have to address her with HER POSITION as an ambassador, how do I address her? Madam Ambassador? Mrs. Ambassador? Ms. Ambassador? Or any other?

closed as off-topic by Jason Bassford, Skooba, Robusto, Andrew Leach Mar 9 at 21:42

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    "Honor married" is a strange term to these English ears. What does it mean exactly? – Michael Harvey Mar 8 at 12:14
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    You mean a married woman of high status. I should think 'Ms Boyle' would be appropriate if it is known that she uses her maiden name. – Kate Bunting Mar 8 at 13:11
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    I would suggest this is a matter of etiquette rather than of English Language and Usage, and that different contexts and even countries will have varied terms of address. – Sarriesfan Mar 8 at 14:51
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    As others have noted, this is not a matter of English grammar or usage, but of protocol and convention. How you address her "the right way" may differ between Malaysia and Ireland, Canada and Ghana. There are entire books devoted to matters of honorifics, forms of address, and diplomatic style, to offer some terminology that should yield useful web search results. – choster Mar 8 at 15:24
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about protocol, not English. – Robusto Mar 9 at 21:33