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Duchess of Cornwall: Ladies in Waiting?
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Michael Rhodes
2005-02-16 03:00:26 UTC
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I have, for some time, been of the view that ladies-in-waiting are now
a dying breed. The Countess of Wessex, I think, has appointed none.
Will Camilla be more traditional and name some appointments. Any
suggestions?

Her friends include the Marchioness of Lansdowne/ Lady Sarah Keswick/
the Countess of Halifax/ Countess Peel/or perhaps her current _PA_ at
Clarence House will be given a formal title.

She is close to her sister Annabel Elliot (Diana appointed her sister
Lady Sarah McCorquodale as a Lady-in-waiting)/Mrs Nicholas Soames?


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Michael
kevin
2005-02-16 03:41:28 UTC
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Post by Michael Rhodes
I have, for some time, been of the view that ladies-in-waiting are now
a dying breed. The Countess of Wessex, I think, has appointed none.
Will Camilla be more traditional and name some appointments. Any
suggestions?
Her friends include the Marchioness of Lansdowne/ Lady Sarah Keswick/
the Countess of Halifax/ Countess Peel/or perhaps her current _PA_ at
Clarence House will be given a formal title.
She is close to her sister Annabel Elliot (Diana appointed her sister
Lady Sarah McCorquodale as a Lady-in-waiting)/Mrs Nicholas Soames?
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Michael
Sir Mick Jagger appeared as her butler on Saturday Night Live here in the
States some years ago.
Michael Rhodes
2005-02-16 11:21:43 UTC
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Post by kevin
Sir Mick Jagger appeared as her butler on Saturday Night Live here in the
States some years ago.
Ah, dear Sir Michael. The late Mariga Guinness always called him _Mr
Mick Jagger_ her fast delivery sounding like _Mr McJagger_.
v***@juno.com
2005-02-16 23:19:07 UTC
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Just a question. What do Ladies-in-Waiting do nowadays?

Vandevere
Michael Rhodes
2005-02-17 00:13:18 UTC
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Post by v***@juno.com
Just a question. What do Ladies-in-Waiting do nowadays?
Vandevere
They are seen by the public accompanying their particular HM/HRH on
official visits; they also act as secretaries -they deal with
correspondence from the public. Write to the Queen and you'll receive a
reply from a lady-in-waiting.
v***@juno.com
2005-02-17 01:12:44 UTC
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Post by Michael Rhodes
Post by v***@juno.com
Just a question. What do Ladies-in-Waiting do nowadays?
Vandevere
They are seen by the public accompanying their particular HM/HRH on
official visits; they also act as secretaries -they deal with
correspondence from the public. Write to the Queen and you'll receive a
reply from a lady-in-waiting.
Thanks. i was wondering if it was something like that...

vandevere
Michael Rhodes
2005-02-17 01:33:16 UTC
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Post by v***@juno.com
Just a question. What do Ladies-in-Waiting do nowadays?
Vandevere
They are seen by the public accompanying their particular HM/HRH on
official visits; they also act as secretaries -they deal with
correspondence from the public. Write to the Queen and you'll
receive
Post by v***@juno.com
a
Post by Michael Rhodes
reply from a lady-in-waiting.
Thanks. i was wondering if it was something like that...
vandevere
See Yvonne's splendid work on Queen Victoria's ladies in Waiting. The
role of these ladies haven't changed all that much from the 19th
century to the reign of Elizabeth II.


http://mypage.uniserve.ca/~canyon/Ladies-in-Waiting.htm


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Graham Truesdale
2005-02-19 01:14:46 UTC
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Post by v***@juno.com
Just a question. What do Ladies-in-Waiting do nowadays?
I was tempted to reply 'They wait', but that is the role of the Prince
of Wales.
Michael Rhodes
2005-02-22 01:47:06 UTC
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Adam Helliker in the Sunday Express speculates on two possible
ladies-in-waiting:-

(1) the Hon Kirsty Smallwood, sister of Lord Beaverbrook, an old school
chum of Camilla's (her son Dominic Morley was a page boy at Camilla's
first marriage); and (2) Carolyn (Chubby) Benson, described as _Mrs PBs
second best friend_.


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Michael Rhodes
2005-02-25 17:35:41 UTC
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Post by Michael Rhodes
Adam Helliker in the Sunday Express speculates on two possible
ladies-in-waiting:-
(1) the Hon Kirsty Smallwood, sister of Lord Beaverbrook, an old school
chum of Camilla's (her son Dominic Morley was a page boy at Camilla's
first marriage); and (2) Carolyn (Chubby) Benson, described as _Mrs PBs
second best friend_.
Chubby Benson is a daughter of Colonel William Gerrard Leigh, who
commanded the Household Cavalry and was Silver-Stick-in-Waiting to the
Queen and became known as Polo-Stick-in-Waiting to the Duke of
Edinburgh.
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