Buckingham Palace announces Camilla’s Queen’s companions | UK News
The Queen Consort has appointed women who will support her as she carries out her official and state duties.
Camilla, 75, will have six of the Queen’s companions, not traditional maids, alongside her private secretary and private deputy secretary, Buckingham Palace 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, Duchess of Lansdowne, interior designer
• Lady Katharine Brooke
• Baroness Carlyn Chisholm, an unaffiliated colleague
• Lady Sarah Keswick, whose husband is Sir Chips Keswick, retires as Arsenal chairman in 2020 after 15 years on the board of the north London football club, according to Tatler
It is believed that their duties will be similar to those of the Queen’s maids.
Several women will make a public appearance with Camilla for the first time at the Violence Against Women and Girls reception on Tuesday at the palace.
There is still a role for the palace maids who once worked for the Queen: Lady Susan Hussey, Mary Morrison and Dame Annabel Whitehead will now be called the ladies of the family.
They will continue to assist the King in organizing formal events at Buckingham Palace.
Camilla has also appointed her curator – Major Ollie Plunket, of The Rifles, who will take care of her diary and accompany her at official events.