Naturally between them the Household knows everything that goes on in the Palace and there is a close bond between them and the Queen. The Queen considers them as her family almost and certainly they rallied round with much needed support and encouragement in the immediate aftermath of Eileen’s defection. The Council worries from time to time as to how much the monarch confides in her Household but, in fairness, the only leaks have come from Her Majesty directly, something the Council is aware of. The Household are the ones the Queen has to convince most of all and it wasn’t before she was able to do that she went ahead with her idea of kidnapping Eddie and Jenny, figuring Eileen would be bound to follow.
The Palace cellars, containing certain perishable foods and drinks, extend for miles in all directions. The cellars are cold, dark and dusty though the Lord Chamberlain and Head Housekeeper jointly keep records of what they know to be down there. There have been persistent rumours of a monster living down there but nothing has ever been proved. Monster and Oakstaff have carried out works in the cellars, both unaware there seemed to be something watching them. Not that either would have been perturbed - little frightens Monster and Oakstaff, with the exception of Wes, has not met a problem a decent bout of magic can’t deal with. It is also believed, especially by the Council, that the cellars contain a great deal of embarrassing material to the royals they don’t dare get rid of or which might still prove useful.