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Camilla ditches royal tradition in move to bring closest friends in for ‘personal support’
The monarch having ladies-in-waiting has been a royal tradition since the fifteenth century which are on hand to support the Queen in everyday activities.
However, Camilla has different ideas and has instead chosen six of her closest and most trusted friends to take on the role of the “Queen’s companions”.
This title will replace that of the ladies-in-waiting which signifies a split from the way the late Queen styled her inner circle.
The Queen’s ladies-in-waiting were in attendance at any time to help Her Majesty.
The late-Queen’s ladies-in-waiting played a role in all aspects of the monarch’s life to the point where they moved to whichever residence she was in and dealt with her correspondence.
Though Camilla is changing tradition, the King has ensured that three of his mother’s ladies-in-waiting have been given new positions in his court.
A royal source told The Sunday Times: “Their appointment is an acknowledgement of His Majesty’s loyalty to his mother, and to have the invaluable institutional knowledge that the ladies of the household have.”
However, Camilla’s ‘companions’ will only provide support to the Queen Consort for a small number of events each year.
The appointed companions are the Marchioness of Lansdowne, the Hon Lady (Katharine) Brooke, Jane von Westenholz, Sarah Troughton, Lady Sarah Keswick and Baroness “Carlyn” Chisholm.
Camilla’s closest friends will be the “Queen’s companions”
Kate and William set for US trip to rival Sussex’s as they offer ‘sheer sartorial glamour’
The Prince and Princess of Wales are embarking on their first visit to the United States since Harry and Meghan moved stateside and made a number of damaging revelations about the monarchy.
William and Kate are making their first trip to the US in eight years in the first week of December for the Earthshot Prize in Boston on December 2.
The pair will be attending the second Earthshot award ceremony which is an innovative programme founded by Prince William working towards pioneering ideas which tackle the climate crisis.
Meanwhile, on December 6, Meghan and Harry will be receiving the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for their “heroic” work against “structural racism”.
With both the Wales’s and the Sussex’s in the US at the same time Kate and William are hoping to improve the image of the Royal Family across the pond.
Amanda Foreman wrote for in The Sunday Times: “William and Kate are trading in yesterday’s currency.
“Leaving aside sheer sartorial glamour, where Kate is unmatched, the Waleses offer the world a fixed basket of virtues: duty, probity, discipline, decency, discretion, loyalty, and commitment.”
Despite this ‘basket of virtues’, they are qualities which are valued by some while the Sussex’s portray ‘virtues’ valued by others.
Ms Foreman added: “It is a worthy one, to be sure, and also totally — fatally — in step with the values of the over-40 crowd: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and some millennials.
“But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are dealers in today’s currency: self-actualisation, self-healing, self-identity, self-care, self-expression, self-confidence, and self-love.”
While the Prince and Princess of Wales openly talk about issues such as mental health, violence against women and girls, and LGBTQ+ rights, the Sussex’s embody what are seen as more ‘modern’ values.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK