(In the UK) a female attendant to the queen or queen mother, ranking in the royal household below lady of the bedchamber.
- A former first woman of the bedchamber to Queen Maria Leczinska had continued in office near the young Queen.
- Both Diana's grandmothers were members of the royal household: Countess Spencer was lady of the bedchamber to the Queen Mother, and Ruth, Lady Fermoy, one of her women of the bedchamber.
- Fiery Labor M.P. William Hamilton was particularly appalled by the increase for the Queen Mother, who has a staff of 33, including five ladies of the bedchamber and eleven women of the bedchamber.
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