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- n. The immediate family and principal courtiers and servants of a monarch
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A nurse in the royal household informed Baron Bunsen that 'the children were kept very plain indeed: it was quite poor living ” only a bit of roast meat, and perhaps a plain pudding.'
(Genesis 47: 6) or "chief shepherds," (1 Peter 5: 4) in a royal household the title of abbir "mighty," was bestowed on the person who held the post.
His relation to the royal household is that of supreme controller or "lord,"'adhon.
The visit of Vladimir Bourtzeff to Chicago just after his exposure of the famous secret agent, Azeff, filled one with perplexity in regard to a government which would connive at the violent death of a faithful official and that of a member of the royal household for the sake of bringing opprobrium and punishment to the revolutionists and credit to the secret police.
There were hundreds more miscellaneous members of staff, musicians and instrument makers, clock keepers, physicians and chaplains, perfumers and painters as well as the teams of cooks, laundresses, scullions, and cleaners who ultimately kept the royal household running smoothly.
The truth about Marie was just the opposite: she recognized the need for austerity at court and reduced the royal household staff, but in so doing offended snooty nobles, who proceeded to down-mouth her for posterity.