Ladies-in-waiting are women that have been handpicked to serve a queen as her servants and loyal supporters. They are notoriously young and beautiful women who are most often unwed, and of the queen's own age. Women of this position are usually of noble birth. They are also known to the queen as her confidants and friends, which led to the queen sometimes having relatives to fill the position. Though Queens have many Ladies, other nobel woman can have Ladies-in-waiting too.
Queen Mary of Scotland's Ladies-in-Waiting are:
- Lady Greer
- Lady Lola † (Deceased)
- Lady Kenna (Away)
- Lady Aylee † (Deceased)
- She currently has Greer's Ladies working for her.
Queen Catherine of France's Ladies-in-Waiting are:
Princess Claude of France's Ladies-in-Waiting are:
- Mary, Queen of Scots' ladies-in-waiting took a vow not to enter the married state before Mary herself had found and married herself a husband.
- Queen Elizabeth's mother, Anne Boleyn, was a lady-in-waiting for Catherine of Aragon while she was secretly seeing her husband, King Henry VIII of England.
- King Henry's II mistress, Filippa Duci had his 1st child in 1538. 44 years later their daughter became a lady-in-waiting to his wife, Catherine de' Medici
- King Henry had another mistress, Lady Janet Stewart who was Mary, Queen of Scots' half-niece, and had an illegitimate son with him. She then had a daughter, Mary Fleming, who became one of 'The Four Marys' as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Mary.
- Lady Lennox was a lady-in-waiting to King Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn, and Chief Lady to his fifth wife, Catherine Parr.