The Queen thought Eileen’s fiery temperament would be resented by the Household but to the ruler’s amazement the opposite was true. Eileen’s maids were devoted to her, knowing she’d always treat them decently and she appreciated the help she did allow them to give her. Eileen argued it was more important for them to give her feedback than help her dress. Eileen could manage the latter after all!
Wherever Eileen could cut through Palace protocol, she would. It had the knock on benefit this inevitably eased the workload of the Household, who appreciated it. The Lord Chamberlain saw it was one of Her Highness’s whims. Royalty, in whatever world, are always allowed to be eccentric. Anyone else trying to cut Palace protocol would have been given the derriere’s speedy exit before they had time to protest!
Eileen was probably one of the few little girls who never dreamt about being a princess, probably because she knew first hand all the disadvantages from a very early age.