Groom of the Robes

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Groom of the Robes is an office in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of England (later Great Britain, ultimately the United Kingdom). 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 points in the coronation service, ready to hand them over to the Mistress of the Robes and the Lord Great Chamberlain (who assisted The Queen in putting them on) and to receive and remove those which were no longer required.

Although the post has remained unfilled since 1954, an Equerry is usually designated 'Acting Groom of the Robes' on occasions (such as the State Opening of Parliament) when robes are worn.

List of Grooms of the Robes[edit]

(incomplete)

Henry VIII[edit]

Edward VI[edit]

Elizabeth I[edit]

James I[edit]

William IV[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Edward VII[edit]

George V[edit]

George VI[edit]

Elizabeth II[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Obituary - King William the Fourth". The Gentleman's Magazine. s.n.: 196 August 1837. .
  7. ^ "Domestic Occurrences". The Gentleman's Magazine. F. Jefferies: 308. March 1840. .
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