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.