Charles Arthur Frederick

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Sir Charles Arthur Frederick, GCVO, KCB was a British courtier.

He was born on 9 April 1861, son of Arthur Thomas Frederick. His family were descended from that of the Frederick baronets: Charles's great-great-grandfather Major-General Marescoe Frederick was a younger brother of Sir John Frederick, 4th Baronet. As well as pursuing a military career in which he reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Coldstream Guards, Frederick held several posts in the Royal Household. He served as an Extra Equerry to King Edward VII from 1902 to 1910 and then to King George V and to Queen Alexandra from 1910 to 1913. He was Deputy Master of the Household from 1901 to 1907, Acting Secretary of the Board of Green Cloth from 1903 to 1907 and Master of the Household from 1907 to 1912. Sir Charles Frederick died, unmarried, on 21 December 1913.

For his service during the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, he was invested as a Member (fourth class) of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) two days after the ceremony, on 11 August 1902.[1][2] He was promoted to a Commander (CVO) of the Order in the 1903 Birthday Honours list in November 1903, and later promoted to a Knight Grand Cross (GCVO).

Preceded by
The Lord Farquhar
Master of the Household
Succeeded by
Sir Derek Keppel


  1. ^ "Court Circular". The Times (36844). London. 12 August 1902. p. 8. 
  2. ^ "No. 27467". The London Gazette. 22 August 1902. pp. 5461–5462.