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The Royal Way

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Few royal folks wlien travelmg requh-e their bedsteuds and bedroom furniture to form a portion of their luggage, as the queen does, for iustance. Uut many great ladies there are who carry their own beds and bed linen, blanketa and qtiilts, and always a niackintosh sheet to spread over the mattress to guard against dampuess for lack of sufficient airing in transit from place to place. Grand Duke Paul of Eussia, it is true, is always, when traveling, accompanied by a bedstead, which he lias had built in sections, and which is put up by a special mechanic, under the snperintendence of the royal valet, wherever the grand duke goes, but then itissimply becaxise he can seldom, owing to his great height, meet with one long enough for his comfort, says the Philadelphia Press. It does not appear to be generally known that among the servants of the queen are two the title of her majesty's tapissiers. One of them f ollows the court wherever it may be, and the other remains permanently at Windsor. The duty of these functionaries is to superintend the packing of the queen's baggage when the court migrates, and their work is so perf ectly organized that every member of the establishment conc.erned knows almost to a minute when he or she must be ready to reeeive a visit from the packer. It is also the duty of the tapissiers to maintain eommunication from palace to palace with reference to all matters which cannot be brought within the limits of the royal mail boxes; taknow by heart all railway and steamship routes, and to be able to convey any desired article from one place to another by the swiftest and saf est method.


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Ann Arbor Courier