The Palace Household staff have regular meetings amongst themselves. They do this by type of employee - all the maids meet, all the butlers and so on. There is a huge AGM which all attend. The Queen does not go. Any concerns raised by these meetings do go directly to her. In her nastier moods, the monarch could see Eileen having an alternative role as a militant shop steward. Eileen denies this - she has moments when she can be reasonable. Besides most shop stewards are genuinely trying to care for their members. One of the pleasanter tasks of the meetings is to arrange the annual trips out for the hardworking Palace staff. Later, of course, the Christmas rosters are drawn up. The Queen likes to join in with nice traditions like Chrismas and thinks it a good way to keep in with the Ultimate Authority at the same time.
L’Evallier’s household is effectively run by his parents with some assistance provided by Melanbury’s mother and father, given the happy couple are busy at the Palace and do not go back to their ancestral estates that often. Naturally these households are efficiently run as the noblest elf families see it as an obligation and a pleasure to ensure all such grand estates are run well. A monthly, formal report is sent to L’Evallier, though he and his wife are now thinking of going “home” once every three months or so once Melanbury’s had the baby and life is a bit more settled. Both are conscious their child should be aware of life outside the Palace as well as be in more contact with his/her own family.