Maid of honour

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For the ceremonial position in a wedding, see bridesmaid.wikipedia
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Anne Boleyn

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Traditionally, a queen regnant had eight maids of honour, while a queen consort had four; Queen Anne Boleyn, however, had over 60.
Anne was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Howard, and was educated in the Netherlands and France, largely as a maid of honour to Queen Claude of France.

Lady-in-waiting

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The position was and is junior to the lady-in-waiting.
The rest of the female noble courtiers consisted of the Hoffräulein (maid of honour), unmarried females from the nobility who normally served temporarily until marriage.

Elizabeth Knollys

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Elizabeth Knollys was a maid of the court at the age of nine.
Elizabeth Knollys, Lady Leighton (15 June 1549 – c.1605), was an English courtier who served Queen Elizabeth I of England, first as a Maid of Honour and secondly, after 1566, as a Gentlewoman of the Privy Chamber.

Anne Tennant, Baroness Glenconner

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The daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, Glenconner served as a maid of honour at the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953, and was Extra Lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth II's sister Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, from 1971 until the Princess died in 2002.

Coronation of Elizabeth II

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At her coronation, Queen Elizabeth II had maids of honour who attended to her throughout the ceremony, especially carrying the trains of her robes.
Attached to the shoulders of her dress, the Queen wore the Robe of State, a 6-yard (5.5 metre) long, hand woven silk velvet cloak lined with Canadian ermine that required the assistance of the Queen's maids of honour—Lady Jane Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Lady Anne Coke, Lady Moyra Hamilton, Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton, Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill and the Duchess of Devonshire —to carry.

Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland

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In 1912, for example, Ivy Gordon-Lennox was appointed a maid of honour to Queen Alexandra.
On 1 January 1912, Ivy Gordon-Lennox was appointed a Maid of Honour to Queen Alexandra, the Queen Mother.

Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill

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Lady Rosemary Mildred Muir (née Spencer-Churchill; born 24 July 1929) is an English aristocrat who served as a maid of honour to Elizabeth II at her coronation in 1953.

Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

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She was one of the six Maids of Honour at the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Lady of the Bedchamber

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An attendant upon one of the latter is a Lady of the Bedchamber or Woman of the Bedchamber, and the senior lady-in-waiting is the Mistress of the Robes.
In the Middle Ages, Margaret of France, the wife of King Edward I of England, is noted to have had seven ladies of the bedchamber: the three married ones were called Dominæ and the four unmarried ones were known as maids of honour.

The Honourable

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In 1912, King George V granted maids of honour the style of The Honourable, with precedence next after daughters of barons.
In 1912, King George V granted Maids of Honour (royal attendants) the style of The Honourable for life, with precedence next after daughters of barons.

George Baillie-Hamilton, 12th Earl of Haddington

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His daughter, Lady Mary, was one of Queen Elizabeth II's maids of honour at the coronation in 1953.

John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough

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Lady Rosemary was one of Queen Elizabeth II’s Maids of Honour at the 1953 Coronation.

Bridesmaid

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For the ceremonial position in a wedding, see bridesmaid.
In the United Kingdom, the term "maid of honour" originally referred to the female attendant of a queen.

Made of Honor

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For the 2008 movie see Made of Honor.

Maids of honour tart

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For the traditional English dish, see Maids of honour tart.''

Royal household

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Maids of Honour are the junior attendants of a queen in royal households.

Queen regnant

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Traditionally, a queen regnant had eight maids of honour, while a queen consort had four; Queen Anne Boleyn, however, had over 60.

Queen consort

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Traditionally, a queen regnant had eight maids of honour, while a queen consort had four; Queen Anne Boleyn, however, had over 60.

Lady Jane Grey

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Maids of honour were commonly in their sixteenth year or older, although Lady Jane Grey served as a maid of honour to Queen Catherine Parr in about 1546–48, when Jane was only about ten to twelve years old.

Catherine Parr

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Maids of honour were commonly in their sixteenth year or older, although Lady Jane Grey served as a maid of honour to Queen Catherine Parr in about 1546–48, when Jane was only about ten to twelve years old.

Mary I of England

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Under Mary I and Elizabeth I, maids of honour were at court as a kind of finishing school, with the hope of making a good marriage.

Elizabeth I of England

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Under Mary I and Elizabeth I, maids of honour were at court as a kind of finishing school, with the hope of making a good marriage.