Royal household

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A royal household or imperial household is the residence and administrative headquarters in ancient and post-classical monarchies, and papal household for popes, and formed the basis for the general government of the country as well as providing for the needs of the sovereign and their relations.wikipedia
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Royal court

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It was the core of the royal court, though this included many courtiers who were not directly employed by the monarch as part of the household.
A court is an extended royal household in a monarchy, including all those who regularly attend on a monarch, or another central figure.

Monarchy

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A royal household or imperial household is the residence and administrative headquarters in ancient and post-classical monarchies, and papal household for popes, and formed the basis for the general government of the country as well as providing for the needs of the sovereign and their relations.
Most monarchs, both historically and in the modern-day, have been born and brought up within a royal family, the centre of the royal household and court.

Valet de chambre

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Specialists such as artists, clock-makers and poets might be given a place in the household, often by appointing them as valet de chambre or the local equivalent.
Royal households had many persons appointed at any time.

Chamberlain (office)

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A chamberlain (Medieval Latin: cambellanus or cambrerius, with charge of treasury camerarius) is a senior royal official in charge of managing a royal household.

Equerry

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The Royal Household also includes a number of 'extra equerries' – usually retired senior officers with some connection to the Royal Household.

Medieval household

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* Medieval household

Ancient history

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A royal household or imperial household is the residence and administrative headquarters in ancient and post-classical monarchies, and papal household for popes, and formed the basis for the general government of the country as well as providing for the needs of the sovereign and their relations.

Post-classical history

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A royal household or imperial household is the residence and administrative headquarters in ancient and post-classical monarchies, and papal household for popes, and formed the basis for the general government of the country as well as providing for the needs of the sovereign and their relations.

Pope

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A royal household or imperial household is the residence and administrative headquarters in ancient and post-classical monarchies, and papal household for popes, and formed the basis for the general government of the country as well as providing for the needs of the sovereign and their relations.

Government

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A royal household or imperial household is the residence and administrative headquarters in ancient and post-classical monarchies, and papal household for popes, and formed the basis for the general government of the country as well as providing for the needs of the sovereign and their relations.

Monarch

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A royal household or imperial household is the residence and administrative headquarters in ancient and post-classical monarchies, and papal household for popes, and formed the basis for the general government of the country as well as providing for the needs of the sovereign and their relations.

Footman

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There were often large numbers of employees in the household, strictly differentiated by rank, from nobles with highly sought-after positions that gave close access to the monarch, to all the usual of servants such as cooks, footmen, and maids.

Heredity

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Among many of these households there are certain great offices which have become, in course of time, merely hereditary.

History of the world

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In the modern period, royal households have evolved into entities which are variously differentiated from national governments.

Central government

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In the modern period, royal households have evolved into entities which are variously differentiated from national governments.

Titular ruler

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Most modern households have become merely titular.

Monarchies in Europe

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The royal households of such of European monarchies have a continuous history since medieval times.