There were so many rules of etiquette in Queen Pirouette’s court that a Book of Rules had to be compiled. It was kept in the hands of the Chamberlain, which of course endowed him with a great deal of power. The only people with more influence than him were Lady Abigail and the Prime Minister. Because of this, the Chamberlain kept the Book close at hand at all times. Once when a courtier appeared with purple stockings beneath his breeches, the Chamberlain fined him 500 livres and banished him from Court for three weeks. Only the Queen can wear purple! He had cried.