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What do you call the servants who follow a king during a procession? I am pretty sure there was a word for it, but I don't know if the word only applied to the people in a procession or not.

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  • Attendants? But servants wouldn’t normally be in a royal procession; that was reserved for other nobles (including the king’s family) and sometimes clerics, in order of rank.
    – StephenS
    Aug 22, 2020 at 5:07
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    Entourage - a group of people surrounding an important person.
    – Ram Pillai
    Aug 22, 2020 at 5:14
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    I assume you mean 'officials in the King's service' rather than 'domestic servants'. Ram's suggestion is a good one; you could use 'courtiers' in a historical context. It might depend on what kind of procession it was. Aug 22, 2020 at 7:26

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One term is retinue for which Lexico has

retinue

NOUN
A group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person.

The scale and precise role of the retinue of officers and servants who travelled with a prince has not been established.

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  • This word is not exclusive to a procession or to a king. Can you clarify the question, please. Aug 22, 2020 at 7:59

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