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Spin Wheel

The Spin Wheel is a British drill manoeuvre. The manoeuvre is not written down, but is instead passed down from one generation of musicians to the next. The manoeuvre is performed at the Trooping the Colour by The Massed Bands, Corps of Drums, an ...

                                               

Alternative successions of the English and British crown

British history provides several opportunities for alternative claimants to the English and later British Crown to arise, and historical scholars have on occasion traced to present times the heirs of those alternative claims. Throughout this arti ...

                                               

St Mildreds Church, Whippingham

The village of Whippingham, and St Mildreds Church as its parish church, are best known for their connections with Queen Victoria. Whippingham was the centre of a royal estate supporting Osborne House and Barton Manor. Queen Victoria took a close ...

                                               

List of Masters of the Horse

The following list contains many of the people that held the office of Master of the Horse in England. The list is not complete, because many of the earlier holders are unknown. The periods of service for some of the earlier holders are patchy, a ...

                                               

Personal aide-de-camp

A personal aide-de-camp is a senior military officer who is appointed to act as the honorary military attendant to the monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms or any of his or her viceroys. The Sovereign will typically com ...

                                               

Air aide-de-camp

An air aide-de-camp is a senior honorary aide-de-camp appointment for air officers in the Royal Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force and the Indian Air Force. Normally the recipient is appointed as an air aide-de-camp to the head of state. T ...

                                               

Apothecary to the Household

The Apothecary to the Household is an officer of the Medical Household of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. He has a salaried daily surgery. The Apothecary to the Household was originally responsible for providing medici ...

                                               

Apothecary to the Household at Sandringham

Apothecary to the Household at Sandringham is an officer of the Medical Household of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. He is paid a small salary.

                                               

Apothecary to the Household at Windsor

Apothecary to the Household at Windsor is an officer of the Medical Household of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. He has a salaried daily surgery. The current Apothecary to the Household at Windsor is Kirstin Ostle.

                                               

Board of Green Cloth

The Board of Green Cloth was a board of officials belonging to the Royal Household of England and Great Britain. It took its name from the tablecloth of green baize that covered the table at which its members sat. It audited the accounts of the R ...

                                               

Clerk Marshal

The Clerk Marshal was an official of the British Royal Household in the department of the Master of the Horse. From the Restoration the office was held with that of Avenor until the latter post was abolished in 1793. The office of Clerk Marshal w ...

                                               

Crown Equerry

The Crown Equerry is the operational head of the Royal Mews of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. He is responsible for the provision of vehicular transport for the Sovereign, both cars and horse-drawn carriages. Train tr ...

                                               

Dean of the Chapel Royal

The Dean of the Chapel Royal, in any kingdom, can be the title of an official charged with oversight of that kingdoms chapel royal, the ecclesiastical establishment which is part of the royal household and ministers to it.

                                               

Defence Services Secretary

The Defence Services Secretary is the senior member of the Royal Household responsible for liaison between the Sovereign and the British Armed Forces. He is answerable to the Secretary of State for Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff for tri-s ...

                                               

Deputy Clerk of the Closet

The Deputy Clerk of the Closet is the Domestic Chaplain to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. The office was created in 1677. Since 1931, the Deputy Clerk is also the sub-dean of the Chapel Royal. The Deputy Clerk is the only full-time clerical ...

                                               

Equerry

An equerry is an officer of honour. Historically, it was a senior attendant with responsibilities for the horses of a person of rank. In contemporary use, it is a personal attendant, usually upon a sovereign, a member of a royal family, or a nati ...

                                               

Field Officer in Brigade Waiting

The Field Officer in Brigade Waiting holds an appointment in the Royal Household. He performs his duties at State Ceremonies under the authority of the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord Chamberlain and the Earl Marshal. When dismounted he carries ...

                                               

First Lady of the Bedchamber

In British Royal Households, First Lady of the Bedchamber is the title of the highest of the ladies of the Bedchamber, those holding the official position of personal attendants on a queen or princess. The title had its equivalent in several Euro ...

                                               

Flower Painter in Ordinary

Flower Painter in Ordinary, also called Flower Painter to the Queen, is a position in the United Kingdom awarded to a painter, and connected to the Queen. Holders of the office included: Augusta Innes Withers, to Queen Adelaide and Queen Victoria ...

                                               

Gentleman of the Horse

Gentleman of the Horse was a position in the stables department of the British Royal Court, subordinate only to the Master of Horse. It occurred from 1693 until abolished in 1782, and carried a salary of £256. The post was revived in 1828, with a ...

                                               

Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State

The Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State is an officer of the British Royal Household. He is responsible for bearing the Sword of State before the monarch on ceremonial occasions. However, the Gentleman Usher was removed from the procession at t ...

                                               

Groom of the Chamber

Groom of the Chamber was a position in the Household of the monarch in early modern England. Other Ancien Regime royal establishments in Europe had comparable officers, often with similar titles. In France, the Duchy of Burgundy, and in England w ...

                                               

Groom of the Robes

Groom of the Robes is an office in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of England. In 1953, the Groom of the Robes to Elizabeth II had the task of bringing forward the robes and other items of ceremonial clothing worn by the monarch at various p ...

                                               

Her Majestys Representative at Ascot

The holder of the unique British royal household post of His or Her Majestys Representative at Ascot heads the Ascot Office at St. Jamess Palace and is responsible for admitting people to the Royal Enclosure at Ascot Racecourse.

                                               

Historiographer Royal (England)

In England the office of Historiographer Royal, a historian under the official patronage of the royal court, was created in 1660 with an annual salary of £200 and a butt of sack.

                                               

Honorary Chaplain to the Queen

An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen is a member of the clergy within the United Kingdom who, through long and distinguished service, is appointed to minister to the monarch of the United Kingdom. When George VI reigned, Honorary Chaplains were know ...

                                               

Horse Grenadier Guards

The Horse Grenadier Guards, usually referred to Horse Grenadiers were a series of cavalry troops in the British Household Cavalry between 1687 and 1788, who used grenades and other explosives in battle. Originally attached to the Horse Guards, th ...

                                               

Keeper of the Privy Purse

The Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to the King/Queen is responsible for the financial management of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. They are assisted by the Deputy Treasurer to the King/Queen for the managemen ...

                                               

Keeper of the Queens Swans

The Keeper of the Kings/Queens Swans was a late medieval-founded office in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of England, later Great Britain and ultimately the United Kingdom. He was earlier called the Kings/Queens Swanmaster. The office was r ...

                                               

Knight Marshal

The Knight Marshal is a former office in the British Royal Household established by King Henry III in 1236. The position later became a Deputy to the Earl Marshal from the reign of Henry VIII until the office was abolished in 1846. The Knight Mar ...

                                               

List of Gentlemen Ushers

This page is a list of Gentlemen Ushers to the British Royal Household from the Restoration up to the present day. Gentlemen Ushers originally formed three classes: Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy Chamber, Gentlemen Ushers Daily Waiters, and Gentle ...

                                               

List of Lord Chamberlains to British royal consorts

Below is an incomplete list of those who have served as Lord Chamberlains to British royal consorts. With the exception of Diana, Princess of Wales, the office has been created for the Princess of Wales and continued if and when they become queen ...

                                               

Lord of the Bedchamber

A Lord of the Bedchamber, previously known as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber, was a courtier in the Royal Household; the term was first used in 1718. Their duties originally consisted of assisting the monarch with dressing, waiting on him when he ...

                                               

Lord Steward

The Lord Steward or Lord Steward of the Household, in England, is an important official of the Royal Household. He is always a peer. Until 1924, he was always a member of the Government. Until 1782, the office was one of considerable political im ...

                                               

Lord-in-waiting

Lords-in-Waiting are peers who hold office in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. In the official Court Circular they are styled Lord in Waiting or Baroness in Waiting. There are two kinds of Lord in Waiting: political app ...

                                               

Maid of honour

This article discusses the court title. For the ceremonial position in a wedding, see bridesmaid. For the 2008 movie see Made of Honor. For the traditional English dish, see Maids of honour tart. Maids of Honour are the junior attendants of a que ...

                                               

Marker of the Swans

The role dates back to the twelfth century and through the years its title has changed from Master, Keeper, and in 1993, to Swan Marker. The new post of Swan Warden was also created at this time.

                                               

Marshal of the Ceremonies

                                               

Marshal of the Ceremonies

Her Majestys Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps is a senior member of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. He is the Queens link with the diplomatic community in London, arranges the annual diplomatic corps reception by the So ...

                                               

Master of the Ceremonies

The office of Master of the Ceremonies was established by King James I/VI. The Masters duties were to receive foreign dignitaries and present them to the monarch at court. Below is a list of known holders until the replacement of the office by th ...

                                               

Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal

The Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal was the choirmaster of the Chapel Royal of England. They were responsible for the musical direction of the choir, which consisted of the Gentlemen of the Chapel and Children of the Chapel. In some pe ...

                                               

Master of the Harriers

The Master of the Harriers was a position in the British Royal Household, responsible for overseeing the Royal harriers. It was allowed to lapse in 1701, but was revived in 1730 as the "Master of the Harriers and Foxhounds". The position was abol ...

                                               

Master of the Hawks

The office of Master of the Hawks was created on the English Restoration in 1660. During Charles IIs reign, the Masters salary was £390 per annum ; in William IIIs reign, it was increased to £1500. The office was abolished on the accession of Ann ...

                                               

Master of the Household

The Master of the Household is the operational head of the "below stairs" elements of the Royal Households of the United Kingdom. The role has charge of the domestic staff, from the Royal Kitchens, the pages and footmen, to the housekeeper and th ...

                                               

Master of the Jewel Office

The Master of the Jewel Office was a position in the Royal Households of England, the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. The office holder was responsible for running the Jewel House, which houses the Crown Jewels. This role has, at ...

                                               

Master of the Queens Music

Master of the Queens Music is a post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. The holder of the post originally served the monarch of England, directing the court orchestra and composing or commissioning music as required. T ...

                                               

Master of the Robes

The Master of the Robes was an office in the British Royal Household. He was responsible for the Kings robes at times such as a coronation, the annual Order of the Garter service and the State Opening of Parliament. Since the reign of King Edward ...

                                               

Master of the Staghounds

Master of the Staghounds was a position in the British Royal Household created in 1738 and abolished in 1782. The office was responsible for the oversight and care of the Royal staghounds. "Master of Staghounds" was also a title or descriptive gi ...

                                               

List of Masters of the Horse to British royal consorts

Below is an incomplete list of those who have served as Master of the Horse to British royal consorts. After the death of William IV in 1837, the post was discontinued.

                                               

Medical Officer to The Queen

A Medical Officer to The King/Queen accompanies His/Her Majesty on overseas tour. He is normally a senior Royal Navy surgeon. He is not, strictly, a member of the Medical Household of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Du ...

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