Mr. Bernard is the butler of the Montrose family. It is unknown how he came to be the butler, but it is implied that he is close to Lady Arista and was close to Lord Lucas Montrose. The second time Gwyneth has an uncontrolled time travel incident, he finds her in a cupboard. He helps Gywneth open the chest Lord Montrose told Mr. Bernard to hide in a wall. Gwyneth also thinks Mr. Bernard might have insomnia because he is seen awake in the middle of the night.
Though it's not directly stated who Mr. Bernard is related to, it can be assumed that he's somewhat directly related to Paul de Villiers and Lucy Montrose. In Emerald Green, Lady Tilney is shown calling Paul and Lucy Mr. and Mrs. Bernard. Paul and Lucy most likely adopted this last name so they could finally safely go into hiding and have a somewhat normal life. Lucy is also shown to be pregnant at the time. Mr. Bernard could be the grandson or great-grandson of Paul and Lucy. This would actually put him below Gwyneth on the Montrose Family Tree even though Mr. Bernard is much older.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The character's name is originally "Bernhard" in German.