The monarch was staying at the Palace of Holyroodhouse - her royal residence in Edinburgh - when she turned up in the servants’ quarters in her nightie. One of Her Majesty’s favourite dressers, Peggy Hoath, kept the Queen awake after getting in a late-night row with another royal aide who she had a “friendly rivalry” with. The extraordinary story was affectionately revealed for the first time at Peggy’s funeral last month at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park, after she died in December at the age of 89.
A royal source told the Daily Mail: ”Peggy had a friendly rivalry with another dresser called May Prentice and they were always vying for the Queen’s attention and arguing among themselves.
“They were trying to be top dog, if you like, and it was mostly on good terms but sometimes it got a bit