BBC News – Royal Household staff list released online
A distinct position for everyone!
Records showing the staff who served Britain’s kings and queens are being made available online to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
They include 50,000 records from the reign of King Charles II to King George V between 1660 and 1924.
The Royal Household lists are being made available by findmypast.co.uk, which carries some charges, in association with the Royal Archives.
The records also provide a rare glimpse of the royal court and household.
A reigning monarch typically had 1,000 staff in the Royal Household. The biggest department was Lord Chamberlain’s department, which had 700 staff on average and was responsible for ceremonial and social life.