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The Lord Great Chamberlain sits as a peer in the house of lords without election as it's vested jointly in the Cholmondeley, Ancaster and Carrington families and rotates between them in successive reigns.  so the person entitled to sit will change at some sad point in the future.  

Jesus Christ, no wonder Parliament is in the state it is when it's inhabited by people who sound like they should be in a Harry potter novel.

Also, the Privy Chamberlain is an ex officio member of the board of Andrex.

Some sort of link with the old censorship job the Lord Chamberlain used to do one imagines

The office of Earl Marshal is also hereditary, and has been held by the Duke of Norfolk since 1677.

Good genes passed down ...