lady in waiting


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lady in waiting

n. pl. ladies in waiting
A lady of a court appointed to serve or attend a queen, princess, or royal duchess.
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When a lady in waiting attempted to enlighten her, Elizabeth sacked her despite long years of their friendship.
Fascinatingly, her elder sister, Lady Margaret Colville, now 78, is still a lady in waiting to the Queen Mother.