The then Duchess of Cornwall takes her seat next to Lady Sarah Keswick (left) in this 2011 photo. Lady Sarah has been named one of the Queen’s Companions to Queen Consort Camilla, as the duchess is now known under the reign of King Charles III.  Photo: Getty Images
The then Duchess of Cornwall takes her seat next to Lady Sarah Keswick (left) in this 2011 photo. Lady Sarah has been named one of the Queen’s Companions to Queen Consort Camilla, as the duchess is now known under the reign of King Charles III. Photo: Getty Images

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Queen Consort Camilla drops ladies-in-waiting for Queen’s Companions, so how are they different?

  • Some royal traditions have changed under King Charles III, including Queen Consort Camilla’s dropping of the title ladies-in-waiting for Queen’s Companions
  • Since the Middle Ages, ladies-in-waiting have traditionally helped queens with dressing and bathing, and more recently, with correspondence

The then Duchess of Cornwall takes her seat next to Lady Sarah Keswick (left) in this 2011 photo. Lady Sarah has been named one of the Queen’s Companions to Queen Consort Camilla, as the duchess is now known under the reign of King Charles III.  Photo: Getty Images
The then Duchess of Cornwall takes her seat next to Lady Sarah Keswick (left) in this 2011 photo. Lady Sarah has been named one of the Queen’s Companions to Queen Consort Camilla, as the duchess is now known under the reign of King Charles III. Photo: Getty Images
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