Memoirs of a Maid of Honour (Classic Reprint)

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It seems only yesterday that I received the letter which informed me of my appointment to the Household of Her Majesty Queen Mary. How well I remember it! It was not, of course, unexpected, but, for all that, an entirely new life seemed from that day to begin for me.

There still remained some months before the coronation, and much for me to do before then. We hurried up to London and plunged at once into a vortex of clothes and photographers. In comparison with our practical outfits to-day, those clothes seem now too odd to be true! High collars, heavily whale-boned up to the ears, skirts trailing on the ground with heavy, ugly pleats, which the satin or petersham belt held securely into the waist in bunchy folds! Perched hats of outrageous shape, and ungainly muffs! However, to eyes that had seen no better, they seemed all that was appropriate and fashionable. I was, I remember, a little nonplussed (even in those days) by the length of my skirts, as the prevailing fashion had already lifted them an inch or two off the ground, so that occasionally in the fast set an ankle bone might be visible! However, in Court circles, ankle bones were not countenanced, and I remember my excited little fitters kneeling on the ground behind me arranging the heavy folds of black gabardine (an outrageous material) to the exact regulation Court length.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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