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.
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.
The Countess of Wessex plants a White Elm tree in the Buckingham Palace Garden in honour of the @QueensCanopy and marking the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London this week. The @QueensCanopy, which was launched at CHOGM 2015, is a creating a network of forest conservation initiatives across the Commonwealth. So far 40 countries have committed to the #CommonwealthCanopy, which will protect forests for future generations. Shown this evening at 9.00pm BST on @ITV, the #QueensGreenPlanet tells the story of the @QueensCanopy as The Queen and Sir David Attenborough walk through the Buckingham Palace Garden.
Did you know that the garden at Buckingham Palace is designed so that there are flowers in bloom at all times of the year? · ???? Currently in flower is this beautiful fragrant hybrid Viburnum. · ???? A rare Winter Sweet (Chimonanthus Praecox 'Trenython') is also blooming. · ???? Some of the spring flowering Camellias have also started to come into flower.
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.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all here tonight. As Head of the Commonwealth, I am delighted to be able to host this occasion in the United Kingdom, for the first time in many years. This Dinner is always an opportunity for us to come together, as friends, and I am grateful that so many of you are here with us this time.” – The Queen. Follow the link in our bio to find out more about #CHOGM2018
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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