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This is an incomplete list of those who have served as Lady of the Bedchamber (also styled Gentlewoman of Her Majesty's Bedchamber) in the British Royal Household. See also Ladies-in-Waiting, Women of the Bedchamber and Mistress of the Robes.

Contents

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I, 1558-1603

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Catherine of Braganza, 1662-1688

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Anne, 1704-1714

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Caroline, Princess of Wales, later Queen Caroline, 1714-1737[1][2]

  • 1714–1737: Elizabeth Sackville, Duchess of Dorset
  • 1714–1717: Louisa Berkeley, Countess of Berkeley
  • 1714–1717 & 1726: Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans
  • 1714–1717: Henrietta Paulet, Duchess of Bolton
  • 1714–1717: Mary Montagu, Duchess of Montagu
  • 1714–1724: Mary Cowper, Countess Cowper
  • 1714–1726: Adelaide Talbot, Duchess of Shrewsbury
  • 1717: Elizabeth Seymour, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke
  • 1718–1722: Barbara Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
  • 1718–1724: Henrietta d'Auverquerque, Countess of Grantham
  • 1718–1737: Elizabeth Hervey, Countess of Bristol
  • 1718–1720: Anne Scott, Countess of Deloraine
  • 1722: Jane Capell, Countess of Essex
  • 1724–1737: Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
  • 1724–1737: Sarah Lennox, Duchess of Richmond
  • 1725–1737: Anne van Keppel, Countess of Albemarle
  • 1725–1737: Henrietta Fermor, Countess of Pomfret
  • ?–1737: Mary Pembroke, Countess of Pembroke (extra)
  • ?–1737: Dorothy Herbert, Countess of Cork (extra)

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Augusta, Princess of Wales, 1736-1763[3]

  • 1736: Annie Howard, Countess of Effingham
  • 1736–1764: Anne Ingram, Viscountess Irvine
  • 1736–1739 & 1742–1759: Charlotte Byng, Viscountess Torrington
  • 1737–1772: Lady Charlotte Edwyn
  • 1743–1772: Frances Lumley-Saunderson, Countess of Scarbrough
  • 1743–1772: Maria Howe, Viscountess Howe
  • 1745–1772: Elizabeth Berkeley, Countess Berkeley

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte, 1761-1818[4]

  • 1761–1784: Elizabeth Campbell, Duchess of Hamilton (Duchess of Argyll from 1770)
  • 1761–1791: Elizabeth Howard, Countess of Effingham
  • 1761–1770: Elizabeth Percy, Countess of Northumberland (Duchess of Northumberland from 1766)
  • 1761–1794: Alicia Wyndham, Countess of Egremont
  • 1761–1793: Elizabeth Thynne, Viscountess Weymouth (Marchioness of Bath from 1789)
  • 1761–1768: Diana St John, Viscountess Bolingbroke
  • 1768–1782: Isabella Seymour, Countess of Hertford
  • 1770–1801: Mary Darcy, Countess of Holderness
  • 1783–1818: Elizabeth Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery
  • 1784–1818: Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt
  • 1791–1818: Elizabeth Townshend, Viscountess Sydney
  • 1793–1807: Elizabeth Brudenell, Countess of Cardigan
  • 1794–1818: Jane Stanhope, Countess of Harrington
  • 1801–1818: Mary Parker, Countess of Macclesfield
  • 1807–1813: Henrietta Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield
  • 1813–1818: Anne Dundas, Viscountess Melville

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Adelaide, 1830-1837[5]

  • 1830–1837: Emily Nugent, Marchioness of Westmeath
  • 1830–1837: Arabella Bourke, Countess of Mayo
  • 1830–1849: Marianne Wellesley, Countess of Mornington
  • 1830–1834: Anna Loftus, Marchioness of Ely (extra 1834-1837)
  • 1830–1837: Emma Brownlow, Countess Brownlow
  • 1830–1837: Lady Harriet Clinton
  • 1833–1836: Harriet Howe, Countess Howe
  • 1836–1837: Harriet Baker-Holroyd, Countess of Sheffield

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, 1837-1901[6]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra, 1901-1925

  • 1900–1910: Alice Stanley, Countess of Derby (extra 1910-1925)
  • 1901–1905: Edith Bulwer-Lytton, Countess of Lytton
  • 1901–1910: Louisa McDonnell, Countess of Antrim
  • 1901–1925: Louisa Acheson, Countess of Gosford
  • 1901–1911: Cecilia Harbord, Baroness Suffield
  • 1901–1907: Alice Douglas, Countess of Morton (extra)
  • 1901–1912: Mary Parker, Countess of Macclesfield (extra)
  • 1905–1910: Maud Petty-FitzMaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne (extra 1901-05 & 1910-1925)
  • 1907–1910: Cecily Gascoyne-Cecil, Marchioness of Salisbury (extra 1910-1925)
  • 1905–1910: Constance Ashley-Cooper, Countess of Shaftesbury (extra)
  • 1910–1914: Winifred Hardinge, Baroness Hardinge of Penshurst (extra)
  • 1911–1925: Cecilia Carington, Marchioness of Lincolnshire (Countess Carrington 1911-1912)

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Mary, Princess of Wales, later Queen Mary, 1901-1953

  • 1901–1902: Ida Bridgeman, Countess of Bradford (extra 1905-1936)
  • 1901–1910 & 1916–1953: Mabell Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie (extra 1910-1916)
  • 1902–1910: Mary Cochrane-Baillie, Baroness Lamington (extra 1910-1917)
  • 1906–1913: Constance Ashley-Cooper, Countess of Shaftesbury (extra 1905-1906 & 1913-1953)
  • 1911–1916 & 1924–1936: Ethel Grenfell, Baroness Desborough (extra 1916-1924 and 1936-1952)
  • 1911–1936: Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Countess of Minto (extra 1936-1940)
  • 1911–1953: Margaret Russell, Baroness Ampthill
  • 1913–1924: Emily Fortescue, Countess Fortescue (extra 1924-1929)

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 1937-2002

  • 1937–1947: Mary Wilson, Baroness Nunburnholme
  • 1937–1972: Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer
  • 1937–1941: Dorothy Wood, Viscountess Halifax
  • 1937–1994: Patricia Smith, Viscountess Hambleden
  • 1945–1967: Beatrice Ormsby-Gore, Baroness Harlech (extra 1941-1945)
  • 1947–1979: Katharine Lumley, Countess of Scarbrough
  • 1973–2002: Elizabeth Beckett, Baroness Grimthorpe
  • 1994–2002: Elizabeth Lumley, Countess of Scarbrough

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II, 1953-present

References

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This is an incomplete list of those who have served as Lady of the Bedchamber (also styled Gentlewoman of Her Majesty's Bedchamber) in the British Royal Household. See also Ladies-in-Waiting, Women of the Bedchamber and Mistress of the Robes.

Contents

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I, 1558-1603

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Henrietta Maria of France, 1625-1649[1]

  • c.1625: Elizabeth Conquest (née Thimbelby), daughter of Sir Richard Thimelby of Irnham, married Sir Richard Conquest of Houghton Conquest

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Catherine of Braganza, 1662-1688

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Anne, 1704-1714

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Caroline, Princess of Wales, later Queen Caroline, 1714-1737[2][3]

  • 1714–1717: Louisa Berkeley, Countess of Berkeley
  • 1714–1717 & 1726: Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans
  • 1714–1717: Henrietta Paulet, Duchess of Bolton
  • 1714–1717: Mary Montagu, Duchess of Montagu
  • 1714–1724: Mary Cowper, Countess Cowper
  • 1714–1726: Adelaide Talbot, Duchess of Shrewsbury
  • 1714–1737: Elizabeth Sackville, Duchess of Dorset
  • 1717: Elizabeth Seymour, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke
  • 1718–1721: Barbara Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
  • 1718–1724: Henrietta d'Auverquerque, Countess of Grantham
  • 1718–1737: Elizabeth Hervey, Countess of Bristol
  • 1718–1720: Anne Scott, Countess of Deloraine
  • 1722: Jane Capell, Countess of Essex
  • 1724–1737: Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
  • 1724–1737: Sarah Lennox, Duchess of Richmond
  • 1725–1737: Anne van Keppel, Countess of Albemarle
  • 1725–1737: Henrietta Fermor, Countess of Pomfret
  • 1725–1737: Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (extra)
  • ?–1737: Dorothy Boyle, Countess of Cork (extra)

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Augusta, Princess of Wales, 1736-1763[4]

  • 1736: Annie Howard, Countess of Effingham
  • 1736–1764: Anne Ingram, Viscountess Irvine
  • 1736–1739 & 1742–1759: Charlotte Byng, Viscountess Torrington
  • 1737–1772: Lady Charlotte Edwyn
  • 1743–1772: Frances Lumley-Saunderson, Countess of Scarbrough
  • 1743–1772: Maria Howe, Viscountess Howe
  • 1745–1772: Elizabeth Berkeley, Countess Berkeley

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte, 1761-1818[5]

  • 1761–1768: Diana St John, Viscountess Bolingbroke
  • 1761–1770: Elizabeth Percy, Countess of Northumberland (Duchess of Northumberland from 1766)
  • 1761–1784: Elizabeth Campbell, Duchess of Hamilton (Duchess of Argyll from 1770)
  • 1761–1791: Elizabeth Howard, Countess of Effingham
  • 1761–1793: Elizabeth Thynne, Viscountess Weymouth (Marchioness of Bath from 1789)
  • 1761–1794: Alicia Wyndham, Countess of Egremont
  • 1768–1782: Isabella Seymour, Countess of Hertford
  • 1770–1801: Mary Darcy, Countess of Holderness
  • 1783–1818: Elizabeth Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery
  • 1784–1818: Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt
  • 1791–1818: Elizabeth Townshend, Viscountess Sydney
  • 1793–1807: Elizabeth Brudenell, Countess of Cardigan
  • 1794–1818: Jane Stanhope, Countess of Harrington
  • 1801–1818: Mary Parker, Countess of Macclesfield
  • 1807–1813: Henrietta Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield
  • 1813–1818: Anne Dundas, Viscountess Melville

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Adelaide, 1830-1837[6]

  • 1830–1837: Emily Nugent, Marchioness of Westmeath
  • 1830–1837: Arabella Bourke, Countess of Mayo
  • 1830–1849: Marianne Wellesley, Countess of Mornington
  • 1830–1834: Anna Loftus, Marchioness of Ely (extra 1834-1837)
  • 1830–1837: Emma Brownlow, Countess Brownlow
  • 1830–1837: Lady Harriet Clinton
  • 1833–1836: Harriet Howe, Countess Howe
  • 1836–1837: Harriet Baker-Holroyd, Countess of Sheffield

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, 1837-1901[7]

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra, 1901-1925

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Mary, Princess of Wales, later Queen Mary, 1901-1953

  • 1901–1902: Ida Bridgeman, Countess of Bradford
  • 1901–1910: Mabell Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie
  • 1902–1910: Mary Cochrane-Baillie, Baroness Lamington
  • 1905–1906: Constance Ashely-Cooper, Countess of Shaftesbury (extra)
  • 1905–1936: Ida Bridgeman, Countess of Bradford (extra)
  • 1906–1913: Constance Ashley-Cooper, Countess of Shaftesbury
  • 1910–1916: Mabell Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie (extra)
  • 1910–1917: Mary Cochrane-Baillie, Baroness Lamington(extra)
  • 1911–1916: Ethel Grenfell, Baroness Desborough
  • 1911–1936: Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Countess of Minto
  • 1911–1953: Margaret Russell, Baroness Ampthill
  • 1913–1924: Emily Fortescue, Countess Fortescue
  • 1913–1953: Constance Ashley-Cooper, Countess of Shaftesbury (extra)
  • 1916–1924: Ethel Grenfell, Baroness Desborough (extra)
  • 1916–1953: Mabell Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie
  • 1924–1929: Emily Fortescue, Countess Fortescue (extra)
  • 1924–1936: Ethel Grenfell, Baroness Desborough
  • 1936–1940: Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Countess of Minto (extra)
  • 1936–1952: Ethel Grenfell, Baroness Desborough (extra)

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 1937-2002

  • 1937–1947: Mary Wilson, Baroness Nunburnholme
  • 1937–1972: Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer
  • 1937–1941: Dorothy Wood, Viscountess Halifax
  • 1937–1994: Patricia Smith, Viscountess Hambleden
  • 1941–1945: Beatrice Ormsby-Gore, Baroness Harlech
  • 1945–1967: Beatrice Ormsby-Gore, Baroness Harlech
  • 1947–1979: Katharine Lumley, Countess of Scarbrough
  • 1973–2002: Elizabeth Beckett, Baroness Grimthorpe
  • 1994–2002: Elizabeth Lumley, Countess of Scarbrough

Ladies of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II, 1953-present

References


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