Lady-in-waiting facts for kids
A lady-in-waiting (also called waiting maid) is a female personal helper at a noble court. A lady in waiting would be in charge of waking, dressing and accompanying a lady in her daily activities She helps a queen, a princess, or other noblewoman. A lady-in-waiting is often a noblewoman of a lower rank than the one she goes to. She is not thought to be a servant. Their duties are different depending on the court. People with artistic talents were usually chosen. In Russia, girls between "fourteen or twenty [sic]" were chosen, and left the court when she married. People like Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr were all ladies-in-waiting.
- The princesse de Lamballe (Lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette)
- Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr (all eventually wives of Henry VIII of England)
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Marie Louise of Savoy-Carignan, Princesse de Lamballe was lady-in-waiting to Queen Marie Antoinette of France
Walking behind Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to Toronto in 2010 are two of her ladies-in-waiting: Lady Susan Hussey (a Woman of the Bedchamber, left) and Diana, Lady Farnham (a Lady of the Bedchamber, right).
In Spanish: Dama de compañía para niños
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