It is most gracious of the Queen to give us permission to interview you, Lord Chamberlain, and we quite understand that there are some questions you will not be able to answer due to the security issues surrounding your role. However, we would be glad if you could give us a rough idea of what your job entails. This FNN series is meant to educate the populace about the roles of those connected with our beloved Queen.
My role as Lord Chamberlain is to organize the Royal Household so that everybody from Her Majesty downwards has their meals and drinks at the correct times, supplies of food and drink and office supplies (for the Council and their meetings) are always maintained, to welcome appropriately vetted guests to the Palace and to ensure their comfort and to ensure that everybody is carrying out their allotted role correctly and if they need assistance they get it. And before you ask, Roherum, that does not include the Queen. Her Majesty does not need telling how to carry out her role! Sometimes she may need to see how things might look from the perspective of the Council say but the most I ever do is advise.
What part of your role do you enjoy the most?
I like looking back at the end of the day and knowing that all has gone well. When the Queen holds banquets to honour those who serve the Kingdom well it is a privilege for me to meet those brave youngest sons, giant killers, those who defy witches and live to tell the tale and not only that but to serve these heroes and heroines with the finest cuisine our realm has to offer. The Queen has a vast wine cellar and it is enjoyable choosing the right drink to go with the meal and knowing from years and years of experience I have made the right choice as I know the Queen is always appreciative of that exquisite joy of a perfect banquet. I suppose you could say, if you were to use vulgar human terms, I am the ultimate facilitator in the Palace.