The princess's lord, Boyet acts as an intermediary between the lords and the ladies. Boyet is at least middle-aged, and carries gossip to and fro, both enabling and mocking love throughout the play. Katherine calls him "Cupid's grandfather" (II.i.253). Boyet introduces the princess onstage in II.i, where he praises her and urges her to negotiate well to acquire Aquitaine. He then goes to the court to announce his lady's arrival. When the king greets the princess and her train, his lords become smitten with her ladies, and each one approaches Boyet to ask his lady's...
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