Lady of the Bedchamber

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The Lady of the Bedchamber is the title of the person holding the official position of personal attendant on a British queen or princess. The position is traditionally held by a female member of a noble family.

In 1839, concerns that Queen Victoria was determined to surround herself with wives of Whig politicians led to the bedchamber crisis, preventing the installation of a Tory government under Robert Peel.

This is an incomplete list of those who have served as Lady of the Bedchamber (also styled Gentlewoman of Her Majesty's Bedchamber) in the British Royal Household. See also Ladies-in-Waiting, Women of the Bedchamber and Mistress of the Robes.

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I, 1558-1603[edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Henrietta Maria of France, 1625-1649[1][edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Catherine of Braganza, 1662-1688[edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Anne, 1704-1714[edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Caroline of Ansbach, 1714-1737[2][3][edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, 1736-1763[4][edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1761-1818[5][edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, 1830-1837[6][edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Victoria, 1837-1901[7][edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Alexandra of Denmark, 1901-1925[edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Mary of Teck, 1901-1953[edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1937-2002[edit]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth II, 1953-present[edit]

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