Lord of the Bedchamber

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A Lord of the Bedchamber, previously known as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber, was a courtier in the Royal Household; the term was first used in 1718.[1]

Their duties originally consisted of assisting the monarch with dressing, waiting on him when he ate, guarding access to his bedchamber and closet and providing companionship. Such functions became less important over time but provided proximity to the monarch and the holders were thus trusted confidants and often extremely powerful. The offices were in the gift of The Crown and were originally sworn by Royal Warrant directed to the Lord Chamberlain.

This is an incomplete list of noblemen who have served as Lord of the Bedchamber:

Lords of the Bedchamber to George I (1714–1727)[edit]

Lords of the Bedchamber to King George II (1727–1760)[edit]

Lords of the Bedchamber to King George III (1760–1820)[edit]

Lords of the Bedchamber to George, Prince Regent (1811–1820), later King George IV (1820–1830)[edit]

Lords of the Bedchamber to King William IV (1830–1837)[21][edit]

Lords of the Bedchamber to Prince Albert (1840–1861)[edit]

Lords of the Bedchamber to Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1866–1901)[edit]

Following Edward's accession to the throne, Baron Suffield was gazetted as a "Lord in Waiting" to the King.

Lords of the Bedchamber to George, Prince of Wales (1901–1910), later King George V (1901–1910)[edit]

Following George's accession to the throne, Baron Annaly was initially gazetted as "Lord of the Bedchamber in Waiting" to the king;[32] but was subsequently referred to as "Lord in Waiting".

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  14. ^ "HARLEY, Edward, Lord Harley (1726-90)". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  15. ^ "BERKELEY, Norborne (?1717-70), of Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, Glos". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
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  17. ^ "PITT, George (1721-1803), of Strathfieldsaye, Hants". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  18. ^ "TOWNSHEND, Hon. John Thomas (1764-1831)". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  19. ^ "PITT, George (1751-1828), of Strathfieldsaye, Hants". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  20. ^ "LAMB, Peniston (1745-1828), of Brocket Hall, Herts. and Melbourne Hall, Derbys". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  21. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette, 3 August 1830.
  22. ^ The London Gazette, 10 August 1830.
  23. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette, 18 March 1831.
  24. ^ The London Gazette, 26 August 1831.
  25. ^ The London Gazette, 7 October 1831.
  26. ^ The London Gazette, 25 May 1832.
  27. ^ The London Gazette, 27 November 1832.
  28. ^ "CAVENDISH, see Henry Manners, Henry Manners, 3rd Bar. Waterpark [I] (1793-1863), of Doveridge Hall, Derbys". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
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  31. ^ Edinburgh Gazette
  32. ^ Edinburgh Gazette