presence chamber

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presence chamber, presence room

The room in which a great personage receives his guests or those entitled to come before him; a hall of state.
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Palaces were all set out in similar fashion, in effect providing a succession of barriers with increasingly restricted access: Hall, Guard (or Watching Chamber), Presence Chamber, Privy Chamber and other private apartments.
The room was increasingly used in preference to the presence chamber for important court occasions, and Henry began to adopt rooms in the privy gallery beyond as his private domain.(26)
At its west end the privy gallery joined Wolsey's old state rooms, the great hall, the great chamber and the presence chamber.
Fawcett is now personal consultant to Charles, but in the 1990s as a senior valet, he controlled the Presents Chamber - the name was a pun on the presence chambers where monarchs traditionally received courtiers.