A footman was summoned and told to go down to the kitchens where the chefs on duty were severely reprimanded.
After graduating in June 2011, he applied for a job as a footman at Buckingham Palace, and started there in February 2012.
On my visit, I was attended by a footman and a lady dressed in period attire.
c.1300, "foot soldier;" late 14c., "one who goes on foot;" as a personal attendant, originally one who ran before or alongside his master's carriage, announcing its arrival (and keeping it from tipping over). The modern, non-jogging servant sense is from c.1700, though the running footmen still were in service mid-18c. From foot (n.) + man (n.).