Queen Camilla Is Changing Up a Royal Tradition When It Comes to Her "Ladies-in-Waiting"

Now that Camilla has leveled up from a Duchess to a Queen, she gets certain perks. You know, like a giant palace and a collection of several fancy/problematic crowns.

But traditionally, Queens also have "ladies-in-waiting," aka a group of friends whose literal job is to chill with them.

Ladies-in-waiting traditionally accompany the Queen on overseas trips, help manage her correspondence, and are just generally there for companionship.

Queen Elizabeth had a whole fleet of ladies-in-waiting throughout her reign, who had been close to her for over 60 years while Queen Camilla's ditched the outdated tradition to be more with the times.

Queen Camilla “won’t take on an official line-up of ladies-in-waiting" and will instead call upon her regular staff—including her private secretaries.

When she got married and set up her own office for the first time she got two brilliant private secretaries, Amanda Macmanus and Joy Camm. But they were very much ‘two for the price of one.

They arranged all her engagements and projects but acted as ladies-in-waiting if needed, accompanying her on official duties and others. No one stands on ceremony in her office, everyone mucks in.

The Queen Consort will do things a little differently. She has 2 private secretaries who do some of those traditional duties & many good decent friends around her whom she can call on to support her.