Mistress of the Robes


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Mistress of the Robes

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) a lady of high rank in charge of the Queen's wardrobe
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Whilst Jenny Bloodworth's essay on Terry's role as Countess Glicka in Clotilde Graves's The Mistress of the Robes (1902) occasionally neglects to account for the influence and persistent presence of established stage conventions and public reception of them, it reveals a focused analysis of a facet of Terry's character that extends our understanding of her as a professional actress and celebrity performer.
She lived a life of luxury - Lord says she never actually cooked anything in her entire life - and was Mistress of the Robes in the National Eisteddfod's Gorsedd y Beirdd, who dressed in traditional Welsh costume every morning until after lunch for 10 years.
Ela, from Ysbyty Ifan, near Pentrefoelas, has been been appointed the Gorsedd's Mistress of the Robes.
The churchman will then be given a new bardic name while the Mistress of the Robes, Sian Aman, will dress him in a white headdress before he joins other members inside the sacred circle.
Few things better show the incompetence of the Hitler regime than an event in which prominent figures thought that a Scottish Duke could overthrow Churchill and arrange a negotiated settlement with the aid of the Mistress of the Robes.
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.
A function where Basil and his wife, Naomi, will be swept up by the Mistress of the Robes and ushered by the Lord Steward into the Green Dining Room for a presentation to the Queen, President Mandela and the Duke of Edinburgh.
17The mistress of the robes (nearly always a duchess) is the grandest of the Queen's Ladies.
IN her bright blue-green robe the Mistress of the Robes stands apart from the other members and officers of the Gorsedd.
Winifred Margaret Coombe Tennant ('Mam o Nedd'; 1874-1956) was a delegate to the first assembly of the League of Nations, a suffragette, a Mistress of the Robes of the Gorsedd of the Bards, and a well-known medium.
Winifred Margaret Coombe Tennant (1874-1956) was a delegate to the first assembly of the League of Nations, a suffragette, a Mistress of the Robes of the Gorsedd of the Bards, and a well-known medium.