maid of honour

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maid of honour

n
1. US and Canadian the principal unmarried attendant of a bride. Compare bridesmaid, matron of honour
2. (Cookery) Brit a small tart with an almond-flavoured filling
3. an unmarried lady attending a queen or princess
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations

maid of honour

ndamigella d'onore
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Previous maids of honour at other royal weddings have been tasked with looking after bridesmaids and page boys - but this was instead left to 14-year-old Lady Louise Windsor who, at times, struggled to get the children in order.
Bridesmaid dresses are often tricky, but some of our favourite brides of the past few years have given us a lesson in how to achieve the perfect look for their maids of honour.
Later, Cindy, right, clashes with Tegan and the two maids of honour go to war to throw the best party, resulting in a trip to the police station, where Joanne plants drugs in Mercedes' bag.
The 81st carnival procession wound through the town's historic streets, headed by Miss Kenilworth, Carnival Queen Sarah MacPherson, aged 16 - and her maids of honour, Katie Harwood, 17, and Emma Johnson, 15.
With a long bed sheet attached to her shoulders, representing the velvet train of the Robe of State, she and her six Maids of Honour practised folding, walking, holding and halting along the long gallery of Buckingham Palace.
The girls did seem to get a bit excited about the prospect of being bridesmaids, with Jesy saying they would all have to be maids of honour.
All the girls in the band and my maids of honour are my best friend Jojo and my sister," she said.
The princess of the North Ormesby Carnival, Olivia Hall, 11 and her two maids of honour, Courtney Agar, nine, and eight-year-old Jade Grange, enjoyed the ride in the carriage, which has also appeared in the Catherine Cookson TV series as well as Emmerdale.
Expect plenty of jokes about tarts and maids of honour as Dave Myers and Simon King (above) examine the UK's obsession with teatime treats.
And with her maids of honour in tow, Bernadine, who was just 15 when she was crowned, travelled the city visiting sick children in hospitals.
The town council, who helped finance the event, Blackwood Carnival committee for organising it, the Carnival Queen and her maids of honour and all those who took part in the parade.
As her Maids of Honour helped her out of the coach and unfurled her 18ft train, she quipped: "Ready, girls!" There was one moment of trouble when the friction between her robes and the carpet made it hard for the princess to move forward, so she said to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher: "Get me started!" The only other alarm came when Maid of Honour Lady Ann Coke, then 20, nearly fainted.