Mistress of The Robes - Mistress of The Robes To Queen Elizabeth II, 1953-present

Mistress of The Robes To Queen Elizabeth II, 1953-present

  • 1953-1967: Mary Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (Dowager Duchess of Devonshire from 1950)
  • 1967-present: Fortune FitzRoy, Duchess of Grafton (Dowager Duchess of Grafton from 2011)

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    Let me see, what am I to buy for our sheep-shearing feast? Three pound of sugar, five pound of currants, rice—what will this sister of mine do with rice? But my father hath made her mistress of the feast, and she lays it on.
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    Mrs. de Winter: Mrs. Danvers must be furious with me.
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    What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 11:7-9.

    Jesus speaking about John the Baptist.

    They will mark the stone-battlements
    And the circle of them
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