Camilla scraps position of lady-in-waiting at Buckingham Palace

The position of lady-in-waiting has been scrapped at Buckingham Palace, bringing to an end a centuries-old tradition. Combining the roles of companion, adviser and secretary, ladies-in-waiting played a key part in Royal life, accompanying the late Queen and her sister Princess Margaret on official duties and foreign tours. But in a sign of the new … Read more

The Crown’s portrayal of the Royal Family is ‘complete fantasy’ says Lady Anne Glenconner

The Crown’s portrayal of the Royal Family is ‘complete fantasy’ and ‘so unfair’, Lady Anne Glenconner, the late Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting, has said. The socialite, 90, who was a maid of honor at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, told BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour that the show ‘just makes me so angry’. She said: ‘The trouble … Read more