“Your Majesty, it is time.” So began Queen Pirouette’s day when her lady of the bedchamber came at seven in the morning to wake her. Once she had completed her morning ablutions, the Queen dressed behind a screen where her ladies would give her various garments that had been chosen the night before to wear for the morning. In mid-afternoon she would change into something less casual than her morning attire and for the evening, depending on the event, she would dress accordingly. For a state dinner, she would wear the finest of brocades, satins and silks, and cover herself from head to toe with as many jewels as she could muster.
Whenever the Queen had a disagreement with her husband, King GarGar, to make peace he would give her a piece of expensive jewelry, some diamond bauble, surrounded by emeralds, rubies, sapphires and pearls, invariably encased in gold or silver, or sometimes both. When he would present her with his latest peace-offering, His Majesty would thrill at the way Queen Pirouette would purr her “thank you’s.”