Queen Camilla Is Getting Rid of the Royal ‘Ladies-in-Waiting’
28.11.2022 - 23:39
is not the only one . In an attempt to modernize the royal family, Queen Camilla is replacing the role of "ladies-in-waiting" with six assistants referred to as “Queen's companions.” Like the traditional ladies-in-waiting, it seems these companions will still assist at public events…just less. Meanwhile, the position will no longer include administrative duties, per .
Though they will not receive a salary, their expenses will be paid. “Replacing the role of lady-in-waiting will end a feature of court life going back to the middle ages, with such close personal helpers of a Queen often coming from aristocratic families and, over the centuries, sometimes caught up in court intrigue,” BBC reported on November 27. “The new ‘companions’ will be a more occasional and informal position, supporting the Queen Consort at official engagements and not involved in replying to letters or day-to-day planning.”The Marchioness of Lansdowne, Jane von Westenholz, Lady Katharine Brooke, Sarah Troughton, Lady Sarah Keswick, and Baroness Chisholm will now assist Queen Camilla alongside her private secretary and deputy private secretary.
It was Jane von Westenholz's daughter Violet von Westenholz who introduced Prince Harry to his now-wife, . former ladies-in-waiting will now be known as the “ladies of the household” and help with events hosted at Buckingham Palace. In other recent royal news, 7-year-old is likely receiving a of her own. Per , the King is reportedly planning to name his granddaughter the Duchess of Edinburgh, which was last held by his late mother.
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