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Links 1 through 5 of 5 by Debbie Coyle tagged LIW

Lots of info on what it's like to be Royality, and what is expected of Ladies/Lords In Waiting. Specific info in "Some Retainer Suggestions", but read through the whole publication, there is lots of LIW info included in the info for Royality.

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HOW TO BE A LADY-IN-WAITING (at the bottom of MCC Theatre - Richard III / Players)

By Baroness Genevieve McCollum du Caen

When one is asked to be a lady-in-waiting by the Queen, it is not only an honor, but it is taking on a responsibility as well. A lady-in-waiting is responsible for making the reign of the King and Queen easier, so she is not only serving the Queen-- she is serving Crown as well. The Crown will ALWAYS have meetings with peers, officers of state, and petitioners and many other duties and responsibilities that take up a great deal of time and energy. The responsibility of a lady-in-waiting is to take care of things that the Crown does not have time for, such as:

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The Lady/Lord In Waiting info is in the "To Be a Lord or Lady in Waiting" chapter. There is other LIW related info throughout the handbook. It's also a very good resource on what it's like to be a Royal.

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Serving on court is an honor and a joy. Always try to remember that the sovereigns have a great burden to carry. As Chamberlain or Chief Lady in Waiting, you have been invited to assist them in their efforts to uphold the traditions and honor of this proud Kingdom; to acknowledge the skills, works, and prowess of our great people and make us proud to be Their loyal subjects. You will be asked to serve as message runner, secretary, body servant, and information service. The role of Chamberlain and Chief Lady in Waiting is a combination of maid and roadie, looking after the Royals’ clothes and other belongings, feeding them or keeping track of children or significant others.

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"This is written from the viewpoint of a lady-in-waiting (I've been chief lady in waiting for two reigns, and helped with retinue on others), but some of this applies to all the retinue." By Dame Mira Silverlock in An Tir

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