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Old 01-16-2016, 05:31 AM
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The photographs of The Duchess of Wessex shouting at an RPO in the street will never be forgotten, in my humble opinion.
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Dames and Ladies of Empress Elisabeth of Austria
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:29 PM
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Maria Semenovna Choglokova was appointed senior governess to Grand Duchess Catherine (Empress Catherine II). Maria was to act as the constant companion and chaperone. Maria was Empress Elizabeth's first cousin on her mother's side.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:10 AM
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Yes, a cousin of Anna (Catherine's mother in law) and the empress (Anna long dead). Maria's husband was a chamberlain. Maria's devotion and duty as a wife, and fertility (pregnant annually) were meant to inspire Catherine. Catherine hated the woman. In her biography she called her malicious, cruel, un-educated, simple-minded and self-righteous. Maria wasn't popular, considered ruthlessly ambitious. She and her husband were more jailors to the couple than anything. Went on for 7 years.
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At the start of Catherine of Aragon's position as Queen Consort of Henry VIII, her ladies-in-waiting included:
Elizabeth Stafford, sister of the Duke of Buckingham
Anne Stafford, sister of the Duke of Buckingham
Margaret Scrope, wife of Edmund de la Pole
Elizabeth Scrope, wife of John de Vere, Earl of Oxford
Agnes Tilney, Countess of Surrey
Anne Hastings, daughter of Sir William Hastings
Mary Say, Lady Essex
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:41 PM
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It was considered an extreme honor to be lady in waiting to the queen. For unmarried women, it often was a way for their families to find them perspective husbands. Unfortunately also was a common source if mistresses for the king. Elizabeth Stanford married Anne Boleyn uncle Thomas Howard and was a staunch supporter of Catherine.

Mary scrope, the sister of the two above, was at court for three queens. She was part of Catherine's coronation, and a companion to Anne in the tower. Was also at court for jane.
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When Alexandra, the last Tsarina of Russia, wanted to go out on a carriage ride, a footman would inform one of the more than 250 police security agents employed by the Imperial Household.

He would phone the Palace Commandant who would ring the Imperial Stables and the office of the Military Secretariat to organise security. Once Alexandra was in her carriage her chief Cossack in uniform would stand at the back and they would set off on a pre-arranged route lined with police agents.

They would carry notebooks so that any and all incidents could be recorded. If the carriage stopped at any time so that Alexandra could speak to a passing acquaintance, that person would be approached afterwards wanting to know the object of the conversation and recording it.

The Romanovs all hated the surveillance they were obliged to live under, and their shadowing police agents whenever they went for a walk in the Palace gardens or Parks. Tsar Nicholas called these men 'nature-lovers' because if they were noticed by any of the Imperial family they would immediately look up to the sky or trees as if interested in the bird life or blossoms. Imagine living such a life!
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