Court of St. James

St. James’s PalaceSt. James Palace is the official home of the British monarchy, although the sovereign has many royal residences, such as Buckingham and Windsor palaces. St. James Palace is a working palace, and foreign ambassadors are said to present their credentials to the court of St. James. Young ladies were also presented to the court, marking their “coming out,” meaning they had entered society and were considered eligible for marriage. And Sir William Lucas in Pride and Prejudice is presented to the court on the occasion of his knighthood after that great speech he gave.

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