Share this entry
Mistress of the Robes Line breaks: Mis|tress of the Robes

Definition of Mistress of the Robes in English:


(In the English royal household) a woman of high rank in charge of the Queen’s wardrobe.
Example sentences
  • Both were good friends of Queen Victoria and members of her court; the Duchess being Mistress of the Robes.
  • The sitter - as Groom of the Stole and Mistress of the Robes - was in charge of the ladies of the bedchamber and the maids of honour.
  • They were the Mistress of the Robes, two Ladies of the Bedchamber and four Women of the Bedchamber.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources