Mar 14 2011

What is a lady-in-waiting?

Category: Society & Culture


A lady-in-waiting is a term that will often vary from country to country. In the UK it is used to describe the personal assistant to the princess, e.g., Kate Middleton. The UK’s version of the lady in waiting will most often include helping in their day to day tasks and traveling with the royal party on specific types of official visits. They are usually versed in proper etiquette and can give the princess insights on the various ways she should present herself. The role of a Lady in Waiting has changed and evolved over the years in accordance with the demands of the reigning monarch and Queen.

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