Ladies of the bedchamber

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eight ladies, all titled, holding a similar official position in the royal household, during the reign of a queen.

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| Letters and notebooks belonging to Lambton's second wife, Louisa, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria.
Lady Diana Beauclerk (born Lady Diana Spencer, daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough) was a Lady of the Bedchamber (1762-68) to Queen Charlotte, and supplied classical scenes such as NGV's Bacchanalian Boys, plaque (c 1790).
As a lady of the bedchamber, Blanche would have helped to embroider the queen's dresses, looked after her personal (as opposed to state) papers and her jewels.
Anne had already formed a close relationship with her own lady of the bedchamber, Mrs.
Winston Churchill wrote to his father saying `Is Keppel going to be the first lady of the bedchamber?' which suggested both that her intimacy was well known and her role in relation to the King was well accepted.''
It is interesting that the Duchess of Somerset is not one of their number, despite being a lady of the bedchamber, but of course she was not a beauty.
Some of those TV tributes, featuring interviews with Duke This, Earl the Other and the former Lady of the Bedchamber must have struck many viewers like a David Starkey documentary about the wives of Henry VIII - just as long ago and as irrelevant to today.
Elizabeth's beauty soon made her Anne's rival, attracting the attentions of the Duke of York after her appointment as Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Catherine in 1662.
They might as well go the whole hog and invent a few Scottish equivalents of farcical titles such as Gold Stick in Waiting, Black Rod, Mistress of the Robes and Lady of the Bedchamber.
The Queen maintains a highly exclusive and meticulously hierarchical court of aristocratic and military hangers-on, performing obsolete roles, sometimes wearing fancy dress and bearing such titles as Keeper of the Privy Purse, Lady of the Bedchamber, Gentleman Usher ("We really do ush," Lieut.
He was also one of the [euro]rst of a swathe of Grand Tourists to arrive in Italy in 1773 with wife Elizabeth, who went on to become a central [euro]gure at the court of George III and was Queen Charlotte's lady of the bedchamber.
Now, she's the openly acknowledged Mistress-in-Waiting and First Lady of the Bedchamber, later to be Royal Consort, perhaps even Queen.