Master of the Ceremonies

The office of Master of the Ceremonies was established by King James I/VI. The Master's duties were to receive foreign dignitaries and present them to the monarch at court. Below is a list of known holders until the replacement of the office by the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in 1920.[1]

Masters of the CeremoniesEdit

Assistant Masters of the CeremoniesEdit


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  9. ^ "Obituary. Major-General Cornwall". The Gentleman's Magazine. No. October 1855. p. 432.
  10. ^ Bulletins and Other State Intelligence for the Year 1885, Part 2, compiled by T. L. Behan. p. 2000.