The Third Gentleman arrived early enough at Queen Anne’s coronation to get a good place to see it all, though he ends up escaping from the press of people and the stench of their sweat and bad breath.
He is deeply impressed by Queen Anne. He is closer to the court and of higher rank than the First and Second Gentlemen, and knows more of what goes on behind closed doors than they do. He enjoys letting this be known. He is still not quite used to the fact that Wolsey has fallen.