Did ladies in waiting get married in medieval times?
No A knight in Medieval times was a protector he competed (joust, sword fight, etc., etc) the ladies were the ones that cooked and cleaned and if you were a nobleman's wife you watched over the manor and made sure it was nice and tidy. And by the way "No" is a really bad answer because it has nothing to do with the question.
There were no maids. So, they didn't have uniforms. The nobility served the king/queen as part of the household. Minor nobles would send their sons/daughters to court to serve as ladies in waiting and other functions in the hope that they would find a wife or husband and help the family gain more power. There were maid servants in lower families, though
Normally, medieval ladies spent time doing the things all women did. Many married and had children. Some liked to embroider or sew. Many are recorded to have enjoyed reading. They hunted like men. They rode like men (usually not side saddle). They went on pilgrimage. They had banquets. They sang and played instruments. They danced. Medieval ladies were trained from their youth to be attractive matches for men of noble or royal rank. And so…
Maids didn't exist until Elizabethan era. The young women who helped the queen were called Ladies in Waiting and they were young noble women hoping to find a good husband and earn points at court for the family. __ Maids did exist. Chambermaids cleaned the living quarters and empty the chamber pots each day. Young noble women were attendents to the Queen or Princess, not servants.
Would lesser nobility live along side the royal family in their castle during Medieval times and if so why?
Yes they sometimes did. They did things for the court like the Ladies in Waiting who served the queen. They were happy to do it because to be at court meant that you were near the king or queen and in the hub of what was going on. They could find husbands for daughters, make alliances and hear the recent gossip. People have always like to be close to power and the courts were usually…