Interview – The Lady of the Lake

Her Grace, Faith Charenten, Duchess of Winchester, Lady Chancellor of Albion, Lady of the Lake

Who are you?

Some know me as the Duchess of Winchester, some as the Lady of the Lake, some as an adopted Gypsy, some as Bertie’s sister, but most will know me as Faith.

What do you want?

Right now? A cup of tea would be great!

Generally speaking, I want my friends, family and countrymen to be happy, safe, free and fulfilled. On a more selfish note, I’d like to see the world.

Who is your hero?

That’s surprisingly difficult to answer. I look up to many people, but I don’t have a hero. Heroes exist only in the stories we tell our children.

What’s your biggest flaw?

Probably the dining hall in Winchester. What? Wrong sort of floor?

If invited to a banquet which five people would you invite to your table and why?

Stavros, Bertie and Uncle Lawrence. Where Stavros goes, Ta’ci and Magpie go and so that makes 5. Why? Because a party would be dull without them.

If someone could create a magical item for you what would it be?

Good question. Probably something that would enhance wisdom.

What is best in life?

Family, laughter and companionship. When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, family and friends give me a thousand reasons to smile.

Tea or cake?

Or?! Both of course – you can’t properly enjoy one without the other.