Forms of address can be tricky in Council meetings and the Queen has got around this by calling everybody by name making the meetings less formal. There is a Post Office like arrangement at the Palace as the Queen is inundated with mail and again if any problems her Council haven’t dealt with come up here said representative gets a roasting and is literally booted out of the Palace to tackle said problem forthwith.
The Palace has several “lives” going on inside it. There is the Queen and Council and their roles, the Household as it carries out its duties and the “outside staff” (mainly gardeners) who are looked down on by the Household. The working day is continuous - there is always someone on duty - and the Lord Chamberlain oversees it all. Nothing must mar the running of the Palace. Everything must go smoothly.
The Palace is richly decorated throughout as you’d expect but the staff quarters are furnished as per the relevant staff member’s tastes and magical abilities. Sprites like Wes have basic staff accommodation. L’Evallier’s quarters are like a mini-Palace in their own right. Every species is represented in the Household too so the Palace is like the Kingdom in miniature. Again it is down to the Lord Chamberlain to ensure staff relations go as well as can be expected. This mainly means stopping fighting between the sprites and that the dwarfs and trolls don’t wind each up so much rioting breaks out.
Downstairs life has its own hierarchy in the Palace which I hope to explore in later stories and books. The Lord Chamberlain rules the downstairs world but his daughter, Floxanna, can run rings round him. She’s the only one who can, even the Queen treats “dear Rosker” with respect. She knows she needs him to run her Palace for her. Various members of the nobility seek places amongst the Household staff, even as maids, as it is considered an honour to work there. The staff are expected to behave well though the Lord Chamberlain is more open minded than one might expect. He has no problems employing Monster to carry out those heavy tasks that need doing as he can see the beast would not only get the job done, he saves using magical energy. Others in the Household have problems with it though Monster is aware they dare not say so. Having six arms, being huge and clawed has its advantages!