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A few months later, with cameras in tow, Bruce was guided into a footman’s vestibule at Windsor, down through a trap door hidden under rugs in front of the fireplace and into an ancient sally port, basically a secret escape route from the castle.
It was brought by a thin waiter in footman dress who looked as nervous as a greyhound.
Commonly fixed in positions of servitude—as footmen or waiters, for example—the figures personify fantasies of racial conquest.
What’s the solution for those of us who don’t have footmen to hold the food?
In the later years of her life, one of Queen Victoria's closest confidants was Abdul Karim, an Indian royal footman who eventually became the monarch's official clerk.
Why, a small fortune’s worth of diamonds and several strapping footmen in full formal dress!
To the growing consternation of the royal household, headed by Henry Ponsberry (the great Tim Pigott-Smith in one of his final roles), Queen Victoria makes the two Indians her personal footmen.
Thirty years earlier, Diana and Charles had been driven from the palace in an open-topped State Landau with footmen, like a scene out of Cinderella.
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