Camilla is putting an end to the role of “ladies in waiting” for the Queen in favor of “the Queen’s Companions”, who will take on a less formal role than before.
UNITED KINGDOM – Modernization is underway at Buckingham Palace. From the next official visit of the Queen Consort, the role of women in waiting, better known as ” Women in waiting across the Channel, will gradually develop following the decision of Queen Consort Camilla this Sunday 27 November.
From now on, 75-year-old Queen Camilla will therefore be accompanied by six ” the queen’s attendants “(” the queen’s attendants », in Shakespeare’s language), not to mention his private secretary (and his assistant private secretary). All were appointed this Sunday and are close friends of the Queen. Their main mission is to occupy a similar position, while being more ” relaxed and informal “, according to the BBC.
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For these honorary positions of the British crown, it is therefore the end of a (very) long tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages. Six in number, these assistants to the Queen will not disappear entirely.
For ” the queen’s attendants “, the missions previously entrusted to the ladies of the companies will not be part of their role, particularly in terms of tasks such as correspondence and administration, but will continue to accompany Camilla during the Queen’s official engagements.
In addition, the six ” the queen’s attendants are not paid for this position, but have their expenses covered by the crown. The change will officially come on the sidelines of an event planned for Tuesday at Buckingham Palace, for a reception for activists against domestic violence and violence against women.
As for the ladies from pre-existing companies, they will now work with King Charles, except that they will now be called ” the ladies of the household “, it is ” ladies of the house “. Their missions: to organize events at Buckingham Palace.
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