Queen Camilla's Two 'Ladies In Attendance' For The Coronation

Queen Camilla's Two 'Ladies In Attendance' For The Coronation

When Camilla is crowned Queen, next to husband King Charles III this May 6, she will have two special women by her side.

These ladies in attendance will be her sister, Annabel Elliot, and her longtime friend and current queen's companion Lady Lansdowne.

Though Queen Elizabeth II had six maids of honour—who carried her dramatically long train and stood by her throughout the ceremony—at her coronation in 1953, Camilla's choice to only have two goes along with the royal family's decision to have a more pared-down ceremony this time around. It's unclear what exactly their roles will be on the big day.

Ahead, see everything we know about the two women.

Annabel Elliot

Annabel, an interior designer and antiquities dealer, is Camilla's only living sibling; their brother, Mark Shand, tragically died in 2014. She will be joined at the coronation by other of Camilla's family members, as the queen consort's grandsons Freddy Parker Bowles and Gus and Louis Lopes, and her grand-nephew (Annabel's grandson) Arthur Elliot, will be her pages.

the duchess of cornwall lady annabel elliot attend the 2007 chelsea flower show photo by mark cuthbertuk press via getty images
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Lady Lansdowne

Fiona Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne, is a longtime friend of Camilla, and one of her six queen's companions.

Last year, BAZAAR.com reported Camilla broke royal tradition by appointing six friends as her queen's companions rather than choosing ladies-in-waiting. "The role of Queen’s Companion will be to support The Queen Consort in some of her key official and State duties, in addition to her Private Secretary/Deputy Private Secretary," Buckingham Palace said in a statement at the time.

Speaking of the queen consort and the upcoming coronation to the Sunday Times last month, Lady Lansdowne said, "She is fiercely loyal to friends and that will be reflected in who goes to the big day. She wants to be loyal to the people who’ve stood by her."

wiltshire, england july 22 camilla, duchess of cornwall with lord and lady lansdowne at their home bowood house for a dog show and country fair held in support of the macmillan cancer relief charity on july 22, 2006 in wiltshire, england photo by tim graham photo library via getty images
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