Buckingham Palace announces Camilla’s Queen’s companions – not the traditional ladies-in-waiting | UK News
The Queen Consort has appointed the women who will support her as she carries out her official and state duties.
Camilla, 75, will have six Queen’s companions, not traditional ladies-in-waiting, in addition to her private secretary and deputy private secretary, Buckingham Palace has said.
They are her friends:
• Sarah Troughton
• Jane von Westenholz, mother of the woman who introduced Prince Harry to his future wife Meghan Markle
• Fiona, the Marchioness of Lansdowne, an interior designer
• Lady Katharine Brooke
• Baroness Carlyn Chisholm, a non-affiliated peer
• Lady Sarah Keswick, whose husband, Sir Chips Keswick, retired as Arsenal chairman in 2020 after spending 15 years on the board at the north London football club, according to Tatler
It is believed their duties will be similar to those carried out by the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting.
Some of the ladies will appear publicly with Camilla for the first time at a Violence Against Women and Girls reception on Tuesday at the palace.
There is still a role for the ladies-in-waiting who worked for the Queen: Lady Susan Hussey, Mary Morrison and Dame Annabel Whitehead will now be known as ladies of the household.
They will continue to assist the King in hosting formal occasions at Buckingham Palace.
Camilla has also appointed her equerry – Major Ollie Plunket, of The Rifles, who will look after her diary and accompany her at official events.