|“||What odd turns our lives have taken. Mary, I can't believe this is goodbye.||”|
Madam Greer Castleroy (born Norwood) is one of the main characters. She was Mary Stuart's lady-in-waiting along with Kenna, Lola, and Aylee. She is now Mary's best friend and confidante. Unlike the others though, Greer is not titled, yet her family is said to be ridiculously rich due to her families former success in the mining business. She is the eldest of five children, all of which are girls, the mother of Martin de Lambert's daughter, the wife of Lord Castleroy and the step-mother of Yvette Castleroy, Gemma Castleroy, and three other unnamed step-children. She had been sent to court to marry a man with a title to secure her future and have her family marry into a titled family.
During the series, Greer had a secret relationship with kitchen servant, Leith. She eventually fell in love with him but knew that she cannot be with him due to his status. After the arrival of her fiance, Lord Julien, Greer and Leith were caught kissing, causing Greer's engagement to Lord Julien to be called off and her reputation was ruined. She soon became engaged to Castleroy and Leith is sent into the army. As time went by, Greer got to know Castleroy as he defended her from her father's cruelty, seeing how much Castleroy truly cares about her causing them to grow closer. She was later reunited with Leith and learned he has gained nobility but is not titled. She rejected his offer and stayed with Castleroy.
Some time after getting married to Castleroy, she and her husband were accidentally involved in the payment of the Protestant attack on the castle. They were eventually ripped of their home, money, and his titles. Greer was forced to move away from the castle while Castleroy was sent to prison. Later on, Greer was able to find her own independence by becoming a Madam and opening a brothel. Her and Leith got back together but their reunion was short-lived. He proposed to her but once again, she rejected him. She couldn't rely on him on her future and was finally happy with finding her own independence.
Later on, Greer met a pirate named Martin and began a courtship at Mary's request. However, shortly after, he left the French Court. In The Hound and the Hare, it was revealed that Greer is pregnant with Martin´s child. As Greer planned for her child to be adopted by her sister and brother-in-law, she found out that she was being betrayed by the both of them. They were planning to leave France and get away as far as possible from Greer, without interference from her in raising the child. Greer eventually cut her younger sister and brother-in-law out of her life for good. While she was also trying to keep her pregnancy a secret from Mary by avoiding her, Mary eventually found out. Mary ordered her group of mercenaries to break Lord Castleroy out of prison so that he could be reunited with Greer and be the father of her child. They were given new identities and Greer said her goodbyes to Mary, leaving the French Court.
She later gave birth to a baby girl and returned to Scotland to continue to support Mary.
She is portrayed by English actress, Celina Sinden.
Greer was born and raised in Kinross, Scotland to a very wealthy family. She was chosen to be a lady-in-waiting to Mary Stuart and raised to be in her queen's servitude. Before her arrival in France, her families mines which earned them their wealth began to run dry so she had to find a man of title to marry to secure her and her family's future.
Throughout the Series
“She’s ambitious and she’s actually the only one of the ladies who isn’t titled, so she’s got lots of money, but she needs to rise in the world through finding a husband, which is her mission at court, other than looking after Mary, which is obviously another huge job for her,” Celina about her character. Greer is also rather stubborn but has a good heart and her reputation matters a lot for her and her daughter
Greer is a beautiful girl with dark brown eyes and blonde hair. Her face is oval shaped and she has wide lips.
"Greer, because she's not titled, but she's ridiculously wealthy, she's constantly trying to prove herself with her jewels and her fashion...She's always kind of slightly over the top, always kind of acceptable but a little bit over the top. She'll always have big jewels on, we kept her in a lot of emerald, kind of jewel tones, a lot of greens and deep golds and yellows on her. Constantly one too many accessories on her because she's trying a little too hard." Meredith Markworth-Pollack about Greer.
Greer's not of high class so she's constantly trying to prove her worth. She always accessorizes her dresses with brooches and belts.
Aloysius Castleroy: Lord Castleroy is Greer's husband. She agreed to marry him in order to save her reputation before her family could be ruined. He was able prove himself as a noble and kindhearted suitor. He defended Greer from her father's insults toward her and told him that she is priceless, and refused to take a dowry. Instead he offered her father money for him to use as dowries for his other daughters. Greer has opened herself up to him and they have grown closer. She informs him of Leith's return and of him now being a noble but she is still set out on being with Castleroy as she eventually fell in love with him. After marrying Castleroy, she was willing to convert to Protestantism for him but they soon ran into some problems, being accidentally involved in the payment of the Protestant attack on the castle. They were eventually ripped of their home, money, and his titles. Greer was forced to move away from the castle while Castleroy was sent to prison. She has not seen her husband since then and refused Leith's offer to marry him as she refuses to get an annulment. Recently the couple were reunited and rekindled their love. (See Greer and Lord Castleroy.) Leith Bayard: Leith is the man that Nostradamus predicted Greer would fall in love with. At first she tried to deny her feelings for him due to her having to marry someone of title. But she eventually gave in and wanted to be with him. She has been in a secret relationship with him for a year. After she received word from her parents about her betrothed, Lord Julien, coming to the French Court, her secret relationship with Leith had been discovered causing Lord Julien to leave her. Greer and Leith's romance was over as he was sent into the army. They were later reunited and Leith was now a noble due to saving Francis' life during the battle. However, Greer refused to be with him as she needs someone titled whom can take care of her and her family, also with her being engaged to Lord Castleroy. After Greer married Castleroy, they were accidentally involved in the payment of the Protestant attack on the castle. Both of them were ripped of their home, money, and his titles. She got back together with Leith but once again, the relationship was short-lived as she rejected his offer to marry him. She was finally happy with the independence she finally gained and not having to depend on a man. Leith ended his relationship with Greer for good. (See Greer and Leith.) James Stuart: James showed emotion for Greer and she did as well. They attended the knotting ceremony and Mary’s wedding together where Greer confessed wishing she had a man like him, he avoided her after but when she later confronted him they kissed.
Robert Norwood: Robert is Greer's father. They have a strained relationship as he puts a lot of pressure on Greer being his eldest daughter to find a husband of title and wealth to pay of their family's debt. Greer had however disappointed him by being caught with Leith Bayard who was a kitchen servant at the time, shaming the family. When he came to visit her at court, he was very harsh on Greer. He seems to be the only person who can make Greer completely quiet and not say her opinions.
Mary Stuart: Greer has a loyal bond of friendship to Mary. Greer has always stood by Mary's side and always supported her decisions. Greer has always made it her duty to protect Mary from anyone who is set on hurting her. Greer beside Aylee is the only lady to have not let Mary down by lying to or betraying her. As Greer has always tried to prove herself and that she belongs, Mary has assured her that she has always had a place there and she has always been like family. Also whenever Mary is a fashion crisis, Greer is always there to help out. When word got out about Greer's secret relationship with Leith, Mary supported her. Nonetheless, Mary sees Greer as a special friend and someone very important to her. (Mary and Greer.) Kenna: Kenna and Greer are close friends. They first met during childhood when they were both chosen to be part of Mary's ladies-in-waiting. They both traveled to France from Scotland to be with Mary and support her. Though most of their time is spent within their group of friends which also includes Mary, Lola and formerly Aylee. Greer was the first to tell Kenna to be careful with Henry. Aylee: Aylee and Greer were close friends and both ladies-in-waiting for Mary Stuart. They both left their home in Scotland to live in France. They spent most of their time together within their group of friends consisting of Lola, Mary and Kenna. Greer along with the rest of her friends was devastated by Aylee's death. Lola: Lola and Greer are close friends whom have known each other since childhood. They are also both ladies-in-waiting for Mary Stuart. Most of their time spent together is shared between them and their group if friends consisting of Mary, Kenna, and formerly Aylee before she passed away.
|Snakes in the Garden||Appears|
|Hearts and Minds||Appears|
|A Chill in the Air||Appears|
|For King and Country||Appears|
|Long Live The King||Appears|
|Slaughter of Innocence||Appears|
|Drawn and Quartered||Appears|
|The Lamb & The Slaughter||Appears|
|Blood for Blood||Appears|
|Three Queens||Credit Only|
|The Prince of the Blood||Appears|
|Terror of the Faithful||Credit Only|
|Acts of War||Appears|
|Sins of the Past||Credit Only|
|The End of Mourning||Appears|
|Reversal of Fortune||Appears|
|Three Queens, Two Tigers||Appears|
|In a Clearing||Appears|
|Fight or Flight||Appears|
|The Hound and the Hare||Appears|
|Bruises That Lie||Appears|
|No Way Out||Appears|
|To The Death||Appears|
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|With Friends Like These||Appears|
|A Grain of Deception||Appears|
|Leaps of Faith||Appears|
|Playing with Fire||Appears|
|Love & Death||Appears|
|Uncharted Waters||Credit Only|
|A Better Man||Appears|
|Dead of Night||Appears|
|Coup de Grace||Mentioned|
|A Bride. A Box. A Body.||Credit Only|
|Blood in the Water||Appears|
|All It Cost Her||Appears|
- Greer is a feminine given name of Scottish origin, a variant of the masculine version Gregor. Meaning "alert, watchful".
- Greer's first kiss was Leith Bayard in Kissed.
- Greer does not have a title like Mary's other ladies-in-waiting; her family is simply very rich.
- She's awful at cooking.
- Greer will be in a love triangle.
- As of Sacrifice, Greer is revealed to have forger traits.
- Historically, Mary's four ladies-in-waiting were all named "Mary":
- Mary Fleming
- Mary Seton
- Mary Beaton
- Mary Livingston
- Greer's engagement to Lord Julien was broken due to being caught kissing Leith.
- Her first kill was in Left Behind, however, Leith also stabbed the man so that neither of them would know who really killed him.
- As of Blood for Blood, Greer is the last of Mary's ladies to get married.
- As of To The Death, Greer and Lord Castleroy were reunited and left to raise her child together.
- As of Banished, Greer is no longer one of Mary's ladies.
Greer Castleroy has a photo gallery.