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noun as in attendant to woman of royal household

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His mother, Anne, was a lady-in-waiting and companion of  Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife.

The Queen was accompanied in her car to the cathedral by a lady-in-waiting, Lady Farnham, and looked emotional at times.

In his place in the Queen's glass-sided Bentley was the Queen's lady-in-waiting Lady Farnham.

Alternatively, they argue, she could become a lady-in-waiting to her sister and step inside the protective caress of the Palace.

His wife is the niece of an earl who once worked as a lady-in-waiting to a royal duchess.

As she came close to the queen, a lady-in-waiting rose up quite casually and moved away, and Jessie slipped into the vacant seat.

Her first lady-in-waiting was quite touched thereby, and exclaimed with admiration: "I recognize the blood of my kings."

I have the right to dismiss my lady-in-waiting if I think fit.

Ah—she glanced around quickly to see that none but her lady-in-waiting heard those last words.

She was lady-in-waiting to Madame la Dauphine, whom she followed into exile.


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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lady-in-waiting, such as: soubrette, abigail, lady of the bedchamber, lady's maid, maid-in-waiting, and waiting maid.

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