As a general rule, a lady treats all personal information an individual shares with her with a presumption of confidentiality, and does not repeat it to others. Even when the news does not appear to be of a secretive nature, a lady always gives the person concerned the right to tell whomever he or she pleases, and to deliver the news firsthand. To take it upon herself to tell another's personal news would be a violation of her code.
Principle: A lady does not repeat personal information about others.
Photo: Karen Radkai, Vogue, August 1953