Help Wanted: Here’s How You Can Live at Buckingham Palace for Free

The queen needs a gardener — and the pay is shockingly low.

If your appetite for all things royal is insatiable, working for the Royal Household and Her Majesty the Queen and moving into Buckingham Palace might be a great option.

British citizens or people legally permitted to work in the U.K. can apply for one of the job vacancies at Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the U.K.’s sovereigns since 1837 and the administrative headquarters of the monarch.

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Green thumbs, with the requisite Horticulture NVQ 2 U.K. licensure, can apply to be a gardener at Buckingham Palace. The employee will help ensure the Royal Gardens and surrounding areas of Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace are maintained to an exceptional standard. The candidate will present the fruits of their labor to not only the queen — who has admitted she’s “not any sort of expert on gardening” — but also to more than 50,000 people who visit the Palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and garden parties. The annual compensation for the full-time role is $23,000 (£17,000), which isn’t exactly a livable wage, especially by London standards. But the gardener will also receive room and board in addition to benefits that include a pension plan with a 15 percent employer contribution. And though taking this position won’t make you a royal or in succession to the throne, you’ll share a home address with Her Royal Highness.

If you’ve dreamed of preparing exquisite meals to delight the royal family’s senses, the role of demi chef de partie at Buckingham Palace beckons. Although your boss, the queen, is “not a foodie” per a report by The Telegraph, that doesn’t make her any less particular about her meals. In exchange for removing the crusts from the queen’s finger sandwiches at her daily high tea, your annual salary will be on the low end of about $28,700 (£21,151.88), and the lucky person hired by the Royal Household will likely travel to other royal residences and gain valuable experience working in many aspects of the kitchen.

The British monarchy has a sizable real estate portfolio across the United Kingdom. If you want a slower pace of life outside of London and your housekeeping skills pass white glove inspections, there’s a vacancy for two daily cleaners at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the monarchy in Scotland. The part-time employees will receive about $25,000 annually (£18,200) in salary for performing daily duties of cleaning the bathroom throne and caring for “historic vases” and “irreplaceable paintings.”

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