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The hereditary holder of a ceremonial office whose responsibilities include attendance on the monarch at a coronation.
- ‘With the title comes the job of Joint Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England and a fortune in art and land in Cheshire and Norfolk.’
- ‘Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, is shown holding the white staff of his office.’
- ‘Sir Richard de Neville was Lord Great Chamberlain of England.He was created Earl of Salisbury on 4 May 1442.’
- ‘His grandson, also named Aubrey, was created Lord Aubrey, 1st Earl of Oxford, and Lord Great Chamberlain of England, in the reign of Henry II and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.’
- ‘Throughout the middle ages, Aubrey's descendants were Lord Great Chamberlains of England, Earls of Oxford, and landlords of Kensington - although there's no evidence they ever lived in the area.’
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