Breaking tradition, the position of lady-in-waiting has been removed at Buckingham Palace by Queen Consort Camilla

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She has taken the bold step of tearing up the role and starting over.

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Instead of being aided by ladies-in-waiting, the 75-year-old will be accompanied by six Queen's companions when doing official tasks.

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The ladies-in-waiting served as the Queen's companion, counsellor and secretary, accompanying her on royal journeys and tours. 

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Camilla, however, has replaced the aides in her style, indicating her new approach to royal life.

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The palace confirmed last night that the six Queen's companions are Camilla's loyal pals.

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They include Sarah Troughton, Jane von Westenholz, Marchioness of Lansdowne Fiona, Lady Katharine Brooke, Baroness Carlyn Chisholm and close friend Lady Sarah Keswick

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Marchioness of Lansdowne is also a professional interior designer, Lady Katharine Brooke is now a non-affiliated counterpart

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