Mistress of The Robes - Mistress of The Robes To Queen Charlotte, 1761-1818

Mistress of The Robes To Queen Charlotte, 1761-1818

  • 1761-1793: Mary Bertie, Duchess of Ancaster and Kesteven (Dowager Duchess of Ancaster and Kesteven from 1778)
  • 1793-1818: Elizabeth Thynne, Marchioness of Bath (Dowager Marchioness of Bath from 1796)

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